10. Paul Pierce – $169,486,218
Pierce is an icon in Boston, even a legend. There’s no question everyone appreciates his loyalty by sticking with the Celtics through the bad years, but there’s no question he doesn’t quite deserve this much money. But we won’t nitpick with an overall good guy who’s done a lot for this game.
9. Chris Webber – $178,230,697
How many guys can be the 9th highest paid player ever, have an unbelievable NBA career and still be a labeled a never was? Chris Webber had beyond All-Star potential, but a gaffe in college and a not-ridiculously-stellar NBA career has dogged his reputation for years.
8. Ray Allen – $181,127,360
He might be the greatest shooter ever, but this is a bit much. But even traitors get paid, people.
7. Jason Kidd – $193,855,468
The man just won’t retire. Longevity, more than anything else, explains this number. When you remain among the top NBA point guards for 15 years, you can expect your bank account to explode.
6. Joe Johnson – $198,647,190
We won’t go here either.