15 Richest NBA Players


12. Tracy McGrady

Estimated career basketball earnings: $163 million

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Tracy McGrady joined the NBA straight from high school and was truly a force to be reckoned with during his time with the Orlando Magic. There, he led the league in scoring twice. The man couldn’t fulfill his potential as his progress was stunted due to a knee injury. Nonetheless, he was still able to pocket a whopping $163 million in his career. During the 09-010 season, he netted $23.2 million, not too shabby.

11. Jermaine O’Neal

Estimated career basketball earnings: $168 million

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Jermaine O’Neal was untouchable in his prime. The man joined the NBA when he was only 18 years old. His career only took off when he was traded to Indiana from Portland. At one point, he averaged 20 points per game for four consecutive seasons. Jermaine was lucky enough to pocket a handsome annual salary of $23 million with the Miami Heat from 2009 to 2012 even though he was past his prime. Therefore, his career earnings have totaled to over $168 million.

10. Chris Webber

Estimated career basketball earnings: $178 million

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Chris Webber is perhaps, the only player on the list that isn’t a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame. Although rated a talented player in his early years, he never really lived up to his billing and never made a NBA Finals appearance. He ended his 15-year career with an average of 20.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists. Since he made around $20 million per season in Sacramento, he was able to garner career earnings of $178 million.