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08:15 AM ET 06.18 | In the eyes of some, all athletes are overpaid, but a Southern Utah University economics professor put this to the test with a statistical method called "Wins Produced." The list: 10. Tyrus Thomas, Charlotte Bobcats (overpaid by $12,459,225) ... 9. Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets (overpaid by $12,784,867) ... 8. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks (overpaid by $12,851,295) ... 7. Corey Maggette, Charlotte Bobcats (overpaid by $12,862,248) ... 6. Mehmet Okur, Brooklyn Nets (overpaid by $12,988,657) ... 5. Chris Kaman, New Orleans Hornets (overpaid by $14,613,480) ... 4. Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks (overpaid by $14,918,309 ) ... 3. Antawn Jamison, Cleveland Cavaliers (overpaid by $17,402,350) ... 2. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (overpaid by $19,693,258) ... 1. Rashard Lewis, Washington Wizards (overpaid by $21,167,231).

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June 18, 2012  08:18 AM ET

There's a flaw in the formula if it only produces on NY Knick on the list.

June 18, 2012  08:22 AM ET

Idiotic post... There are more variables to consider other than "Wins Produced"... Even under the "Wins Produced" category... Did you consider: "Playoff wins vs Regular Wins"? "Minutes logged in the Wins Produced"... Not to mention intangibles that each individual player provides to a team... That is the most superficial barometer I've ever come across...

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June 18, 2012  08:37 AM ET

did they figure how much money the teams brought in because of these players(some of them0

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June 18, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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Not the list you want to be on.

I wish I was on that list, give me Magette's salary please.

June 18, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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I wish I was on that list, give me Magette's salary please.

Ditto!

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June 18, 2012  09:29 AM ET

wtf is Joe Johnson????

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June 18, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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Hands down Joe Johnson tops this list... the fact that he's not on her is mind boggling.. dudes making more money then Kobe

hell yeah wtf wheres joe johnson on this list?

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June 18, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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Hands down Joe Johnson tops this list... the fact that he's not on her is mind boggling.. dudes making more money then Kobe

Ummm...Kobe made $25,244,000, Joe Johnson made $18,038,573 this year . As Jon Lovitz said in A League of their Own..."That would be more than wouldn't it?"

June 18, 2012  09:40 AM ET

This formula is flawed because they are only counting wins and not revenue brought in for home and away games. I am no Laker fan but Kobe made 25Mill this season but the guy is most likely top three in jersey sales. On the road there are plenty of Laker fans that are there even against good teams you always have some Laker fans. They come for mainly Kobe.

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Joe Johnson is not making more than Kobe but is still overpaid he makes 18 mill this year and will top out at 25 mill in 2014-15. Road teams don't come in flocks to see Joe Johnson and the Hawks no disrepect to the Hawks fans out there.

June 18, 2012  09:43 AM ET

Just as what I thought

Top Jersey sales 2011-2012

http://www.nba.com/2012/news/04/26/2011-12-nba-jersey-sales/index.html

Rank Player Team
1. Derrick Rose Bulls
2. Jeremy Lin Knicks*
3. Kobe Bryant Lakers
4. LeBron James Heat
5. Carmelo Anthony Knicks
6. Dwyane Wade Heat
7. Dirk Nowitzki Mavericks
8. Kevin Durant Thunder
9. Blake Griffin Clippers
10. Rajon Rondo Celtics

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June 18, 2012  09:46 AM ET

No Elton Brand? Come on dude...lol

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June 18, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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No Elton Brand? Come on dude...lol

Haha I guess the Sixers won enough games to buck the equation that they are using lol.

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