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08:09 AM ET 08.28 | Kevin Garnett's timing couldn't have been better, even if he took a pay cut that leaves him looking at $34 million over the next three years. But it was still enough -- with his new contract [Garnett] passes Shaquille O'Neal as highest career earner in NBA history. WarriorsWorld tweeted out a new list updated with current NBA contracts, and here is the top 10: 1. Kevin Garnett $328,562,398 ... 2. Shaquille O'Neal $292,198,327 ... 3. Kobe Bryant $279,738,062 ... 4. Tim Duncan $224,709,155 ... 5. Dirk Nowitzki $204,063,985 ... 6. Joe Johnson $198,647,490 ... 7. Jason Kidd $193,855,468 ... 8. Ray Allen $181,127,360 ... 9. Chris Webber $178,230,218 ... 10. Paul Pierce $169,486,218.

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August 28, 2012  08:14 AM ET

Further proof that professional athletes are overpaid...good morning FN!

August 28, 2012  08:16 AM ET

1%

August 28, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Where is MJ ?

And btw, Joe Johnson is way overpaid

August 28, 2012  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Where is MJ ? And btw, Joe Johnson is way overpaid

MJ made most of his money on endorsements.

August 28, 2012  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Where is MJ ? And btw, Joe Johnson is way overpaid

And as odd as it seems, MJ has been retired for 9 years.

August 28, 2012  08:27 AM ET
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And as odd as it seems, MJ has been retired for 9 years.

I know but this list is the all time NBA history on contract earnings, not just active players

August 28, 2012  08:28 AM ET

James can probably beat MJ in this category

August 28, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Kevin Garnett $328,562,398 ... Ray Allen $181,127,360 ... Paul Pierce $169,486,218...


Damn, that's a lot of money for one ring!

August 28, 2012  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Where is MJ ?

And btw, Joe Johnson is way overpaid

While Wikipedia puts MJ at $500M net worth, Bleacher Report has his NBA earnings at $90,235,000.


That's a lot of Hanes and Nike sales...

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August 28, 2012  08:49 AM ET

Duncan, Kobe and Shaq have multiple rings and should be on this list but those other cats...Well Im going to leave that alone.

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August 28, 2012  09:11 AM ET

I got news for somma ya. In today's world its not surprising of the money athletes, actors, and rap artis make. Look at little wayne's bankroll, fiddy cents, will smith, justin Bebs, justin tims, charlie (rock) sheen, and so on. The MJs, DocJs, Magics, Birds, Nas, Big Daddy Kanes, Grand Puba's of the world never raked in the dough like these cats. Its just a shame that somma these cats blow it all aka the shimmy Walker, I gotta feed my kids spreewells, never seen a moment I couldn't shine in T.O. and the resta these busters..........wow!

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August 28, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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I got news for somma ya. In today's world its not surprising of the money athletes, actors, and rap artis make. Look at little wayne's bankroll, fiddy cents, will smith, justin Bebs, justin tims, charlie (rock) sheen, and so on. The MJs, DocJs, Magics, Birds, Nas, Big Daddy Kanes, Grand Puba's of the world never raked in the dough like these cats. Its just a shame that somma these cats blow it all aka the shimmy Walker, I gotta feed my kids spreewells, never seen a moment I couldn't shine in T.O. and the resta these busters..........wow!

You have a way with words bro. Not always sure I know which way, but... you've definitely got a way!

 
August 28, 2012  09:22 AM ET

Greed Is One Of The Seven Deadly Sins, Bro.

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