Michael Jordan is arguably the best basketball player ever and he won 6 NBA titles with Chicago Bulls and 6-times finals MVP. But, in terms of earnings, he was much unpaid during his huge career. He made only $93.7 Million, with more than two-thirds of that amount earned in his last two seasons in Chicago. Let’s see what mediocre players earned more than MJ.
10. Juwan Howard – $150,113,452 – He played 18 seasons (1994-2012) in the NBA and averages 13.4 points and 6.1 rebounds in his career. The most productive year was in his second year in the NBA when the finals stats were 22.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.
9. Michael Redd – $101,991,325 – He played only 12 seasons (2000-2012) in the NBA and made only 1 All-Star game appearance. 11 seasons spent with Milwaukee Bucks and his last season with Pheonix Suns. Career average: 19.0 points and 3.8 rebounds.
8. Rashard Lewis – $155,332,815 – NBA Champion with Miami Heat in 2013 and a huge amount of money are his biggest achievements in 16 NBA seasons (1998-2014).
7. Brian Grant – $109,842,052 – His career average of 10.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game says it all. 12 seasons (1994-2006) spent in the NBA.
6. Kenyon Martin – $113,431,519 – From first round pick to a bust isn’t a very long road. He spent 15 seasons in NBA (2000-2015) and average 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
5. Zydrunas Ilgauskas – $124,487,723 – He was an important member for Cleveland Cavaliers and made it two-times to NBA All-Star Game in 2003 and 2005. In 14 seasons (1997-2011), he recorded 13 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
4. Marcus Camby – $135,352,849 – A very good defensive player, with an NBA Defensive Player of the year won in 2007, Camby never excelled on the other end of the floor and finished with 9.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in his career. He played 17 seasons in the NBA (1996-2013).
3. Erick Dampier – $97,963,871 – With a career average of 7.4 points and 7.1 rebounds, this amount of money seems a little bit too much. He played between 1996 and 2012.
2. Lamar Odom – $115,967,658 – he won two NBA championships and average 13.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. He played 14 seasons in the NBA (1999-2013) and won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2011.
1. Chandler Parsons -$102,062,262 – He will go down in the history as one of the most overpaid players ever, with a career threaten with a lot of injuries and never reached his potential. He’s still 32 years old, and this summer will remain free agent and then sign a new contract to add more money to his bank, but he’ll never get another offer like the ones before.
Bogdan Vasile Tirc