Back in My Day $40 million Bought You an NBA Title!

2020-04-02

The 1995-1996 are the winningist title team in NBA history. Their collective salaries, according to basketball-reference.com were $23,177,000. Adjusted for inflation, that comes to $38,211,000 in 2020 dollars according to usinflationcalculator.com. According to basketballinsiders.com, six players will make over $38,000,000 in the 2019-2020 season:

  1. Stephen Curry - $40,231,758
  2. Chris Paul - $38,506,482
  3. Russell Westbrook - $38,506,482
  4. Kevin Durant - $38,199,000
  5. John Wall - $38,199,000
  6. James Harden - $38,199,000

A few notes. As the 2019-2020 NBA season has been indefinitely postponed, it is possible these players will make less than that after the Basketball Related Income(BRI) is calculated for the season. A fun bit of trivia, of the six players in the NBA slated to make over $38,000,000 in 2019-2020, four of them have played for the Oklahoma City Thunder!

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Chris Paul, James Harden, John Wall, Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry

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