6) Jason Kidd ― $187,675,468

Pierce’s former coach with the Brooklyn Nets and current coach of the Milwaukee Bucke, Kidd is a future Hall of Famer as one of the all-time great point guards and the leader in triple doubles with 118, Magic Johnson is second with 79.Kidd led the New Jersey Nets to the NBA Finals twice with Carter as his primary beneficiary of his assists. Kidd won his championship in 2011 with the Dallas Mavericks. He made $21.4 million in the 2008-2009 season.

5) Dirk Nowitzki ― $204,063,985

Nowitzki opened the game for European players and helped shed the stigma that European players were soft and couldn’t translate their game to the NBA style. After 12 All-Star appearances in the last 13 years and a career that will end up him enshrined in the Hall of Fame, Nowitzki has been well worth the money the Dallas Mavericks and Mark Cuban have paid him. The 2006-2007 MVP and 2011 Finals MVP when he guided the Mavericks to their first championship made $22.7 million last year, the most he’s made in his 16-year career.


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