Basketball is one of of the most popular sports in America and the players are among the highest paid in the sporting arena. Most of us can hardly wait for the NBA season to begin and hate when when it comes to an end. However, have you ever wondered who are the NBA’s richest free agents? If that thought has ever crossed your mind, here is some research and a compiled list for you to ogle and drool over. Many of us will only ever see these kinds of figures in our dreams.
10. Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon is British-American and was born on the 4th of April 1983. He is 6′ 3″ and weighs 200 lbs. He plays # 8 shooting guard for the Charlotte Bobcats and his current salary is $12,400,000 annually.
9. Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin was born on February 1, 1983. He stands at 6′ 72 and plays # 23 shooting guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Martin is known for his cunning swiftness on the court as well as his unique style of shooting. His salary is currently $12,439,675.
8. Josh Smith
Josh Smith was born on the 5th of December 1985. He plays #5 power forward for the Atlanta Hawks. He stands at 6′ 9″ and weighs 225 lbs. He is being paid a salary of $13, 200,000,
7. Emeka Okafor
Emeka Okafor plays # 50 center for the Washington Wizards. He was born on the 28th of September 1982, weighs 255 lbs and stands at 6′ 10″. He is currently being paid a salary of $13,490,000.
6. Manu Ginobili
Manu Ginobili is an Argentinian player of Italian decent that plays # 20 shooter guard for the San Antonio Spurs. He was born on July 28, 1977. He is 6’6″ and weighs 205 1bs. He currently earns an annual salary of $14,107,492.
5. Andre Iguodala
Andre Iguodala plays # 9 guard forward for the Denver Nuggets. He is 6′ 6″, weighs 207 lbs and was born on the January 28 1984. Iguodala earns an annual salary of $14, 968,250.
4. Al Jefferson
Jefferson plays #25 center and power forward for the Utah Jazz and earns a salary of $15,000,00. He stands at 6′ 10″, weighs 289 lbs and celebrates his birthday on the 4th of January.
3. Andrew Bynum
Andrew Bynum earns a jaw-dropping annual salary of $16,889,000. He plays # 33 center for the Philadelphia 76ers. He weighs 285 lbs and stands at 7′ tall. He was born on October 27, 1987.
2. Chris Paul
If you were Chris Paul, what would you do if you were earning $17, 779,458 annually? Well, that is the 28 year old’s current salary, playing # 3 shooter guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. He weighs 175 1bs and stands at 6 ‘ tall.
1. Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard tops the list and is currently the highest paid NBA free agent. He earns a whopping annual salary of $19,536,360. He plays # 12 center for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is 6′ 11″ tall and weighs 265 1bs. Dwight was born on December 8, 1985.
As the saying goes ” if wishes were horses, beggars would ride”. Since it’s too late or impossible for many of us to attain those physical characteristics and abilities, let us be content in being entertained by those talented men playing that much loved game of basketball.
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