NBA logoThe studies are different, and posted reports vary between sports sites like ESPN, CBS, fox sports and Sportsillustrated ; although studies should be almost the same, we can immediately notice the difference in picked players. As far as it concerns as, we will be tackling the fixed income of NBA players, as stated in contractual agreement and away from extra bonuses, rewards and endorsement incomes.

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NBA’s 20 highest paid players in world 2011:

1. Tracy McGrady (Houston Rockets $23.4 million)
2. Kobe Bryant LA (Lakers $23.2 million)
3. Jermaine O’Neal (Miami Heat $22.8 million)
4. Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs $22.2 million)
5. Shaquille O’Neal (Cleveland Cavaliers $20 million)
6. Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks $19.8 million)
7. Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics  $19.8 million)
8. Ray Allen (Boston Celtics $19.75 million)
9. Rashard Lewis (Orlando Magic $18.9 million)
10. Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks $17 million)
11. Pau Gasol (LA Lakers $16.7 million)
12. Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz $16.7 million)
13. Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics $16.4 million)
14. Yao Ming (Houston Rockets $16.3 million)
15. Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns $16.3 million)
16. Vince Carter (Orlando Magic $16.25 million)
17. Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards $16.15 million)
18. Zach Randolph (Memphis Grizzlies $16 million)
19. Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets $15.8 million)
20. Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors $15.8 million)