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Old Thu Jun 24, 2010, 08:25pm
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Originally Posted by Mark Padgett View Post
Are you kidding? Most NBE players have that much in loose change on their dresser.

The average salaries of NBA players

by S. F. Heron

It's rather astonishing to consider that roughly 60 percent of NBA players go completely broke within 5 years of retirement, according to the NBA Players Association. Professional basketball players are the highest paid athletes in the world with an average salary for the 2007-2008 year at $5.356 million. This figure doesn't include the very lucrative endorsement deals, bonuses, or other financial perks that come from being a NBA player.
For comparison, the average NFL player makes a paltry $770,000 per year.
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