19 Surprising NBA Players Who Have Made An Insane Amount Of Money

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Jason Kidd retired today, walking away from $6 million in guaranteed salary.

Why is he leaving money on the table?

He has made an eye-popping $187.6 million in salary in his 19-year career.

But there are a bunch of guys who were never as good as Kidd who made WAY more than you think.

Keep in mind: Michael Jordan only made $90 million in salary!

Jason Kidd: $184.6 million

Career length: 19 years

Teams: 4 (Mavericks, Suns, Nets, Knicks)

NBA titles: 1 (2011, Mavericks)

Source: Basketball Reference

Jermaine O'Neal: $165.4 million

Career length: 17 years

Teams: 5 (Blazers, Pacers, Heat, Celtics, Suns)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Juwan Howard: $151.5 million

Career length: 19 years

Teams: 9 (Bullets, Mavericks, Nuggets, Magic, Rockets, T'Wolves, Bobcats, Blazers, Heat)

NBA titles: 1 (2012, Heat)

Source: Basketball Reference

Stephon Marbury: $151.1 million

Career length: 13 years

Teams: 4 (T'Wolves, Nets, Suns, Knicks, Celtics)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Rashard Lewis: $138.8 million

Career length: 15 years

Teams: 4 (Sonics, Magic, Wizards, Heat)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Zydrunas Illgauskas: $124.5 million

Career length: 15 years

Teams: 2 (Cavaliers, Heat)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Antonio McDyess: $116.6 million

Career length: 17 years

Teams: 5 (Nuggets, Suns, Knicks, Pistons, Spurs)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Kenyon Martin: $110.7 million

Career length: 13 years

Teams: 4 (Nets, Nuggets, Clippers, Knicks)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Theo Ratliff: $102.3 million

Career length: 16 years

Teams: 8 (Pistons, 76ers, Hawks, Blazers, Celtics, Timberwolves, Bobcats, Lakers)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Andrei Kirilenko: $100.1 million

Career length: 14 years

Teams: 2 (Jazz, Timberwolves)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Peja Stojakovic: $97.9 million

Career length: 12 years

Teams: 4 (Kings, Hornets, Raptors, Mavericks)

NBA titles: 1 (2011, Mavericks)

Source: Basketball Reference

Erick Dampier: $97.9 million

Career length: 16 years

Teams: 5 (Pacers, Warriors, Mavericks, Heat, Hawks)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Corey Maggette: $89.1 million

Career length: 14 years

Teams: 6 (Magic, Clippers, Warriors, Buckets, Bobcats, Pistons)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Andre Miller: $86.6 million

Career length: 14 years

Teams: 5 (Cavaliers, Clippers, Nuggets, 76ers, Blazers)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Jamal Crawford: $74.4 million

Career length: 13 years

Teams: 6 (Bulls, Knicks, Warriors, Hawks, Blazers, Clippers)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Eddy Curry: $70.1 million

Career length: 12 years

Teams: 5 (Bulls, Knicks, T'Wolves, Heat, Mavericks)

NBA titles: 1 (2012, Heat)

Source: Basketball Reference

Kwame Brown: $58.2 million

Career length: 12 years

Teams: 7 (Wizards, Lakers, Grizzlies, Pistons, Bobcats, Warriors, 76ers)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

Quentin Richardson: $56.2 million

Career length: 12 years

Teams: 5 (Clippers, Sun, Knicks, Heat, Magic)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

DeSagana Diop: $47 million

Career length: 13 years

Teams: 4 (Cavaliers, Mavericks, Nets, Bobcats)

NBA titles: 0

Source: Basketball Reference

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