Kevin Garnett has made nearly $300 million during his 17-year career, thanks in large part to being the right player in the right place at the right time.
Garnett started by turning pro before the NBA banned high school players. He was also a 19-year old rookie at time when the NBA granted free agency to players after just three years. This led to Garnett signing a $126 million contract extension during his third season, and just prior to NBA rules changed rookie contracts.
And then in 2003, Garnett signed a $100 million extension with the Timberwolves just before the NBA changed the salary cap rules in 2005. This has a led to a career earnings that dwarfs those of other players.
Here is how Garnett’s earnings compare to two of the game’s all-time greats…
Data via basketball-reference.com
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