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15 Richest NBA Players

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The NBA and the salaries of their players is always a hot topic. Are the players making too much? Are the players making too little? Overall a debatable topic; however, our list of the top 15 showcases the top talents that have delivered for their teams, cities, and the NBA. They are super rich and it’s deserved.

Looking into what factors in to a player’s net worth is not only salary, but also business ventures as well as sponsorships. Most of the players on this list have made healthy salaries playing and the truly elite have gone beyond. Which players just missed the list? Oh, there are a few, some truly not deserving of the top 15.

First, there’s Dwayne Wade, the cornerstone of for the Miami Heat and their three championships. Valued with a net worth of $90 million dollars, he just falls short, but in my opinion has been worth every penny. Now, three dishonorable mentions. First, Dwight Howard ($100 million), a great player that has yet delivered greatness on a team level. Currently on the Atlanta Hawks, he will have another chance this season in the playoffs, but don’t hold your breath. Then there’s Juwan Howard ($80 million), the first NBA player to be awarded a $100-million-dollar contract and it’s safe to say not worthy. Finally, we have Alan Houston who received a six-year $100-million-dollar contract because his agent convinced the New York Knicks he was the next Michael Jordan. Sadly, he was not.

Ready to see the richest NBA players? We’ve got current stars, ex-stars that are now in the broadcast booth, and, of course, Michael Jordan, who should probably be on here twice given his influence and net worth. Here are the 15 richest NBA stars today.

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16 Insane Facts About Dennis Rodman


Dennis Rodman has done a lot in his life. He’s dominated basketball, been linked to epic women, got married unconventionally and has found a lot of trouble. You can call him a lot of names, but boring isn’t one of them.

Born in Trenton, New Jersey Rodman starred in the NBA, finishing with almost 12,000 rebounds, two NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Awards and five NBA championships (two with Pistons, three with Bulls). He even wrote a memoir titled Bad As I Wanna Be and co-starred in a film with Jean-Claude Van Damme. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011. Yeah, he had quite a career. You can say that again.

He has shocked us in so many ways it was hard to come up with a finite list. I settled on 16 which means some were left off. Did you know Rodman had his own brand of vodka? Of course he did, it was launched in 2013 and named “Bad Boy Vodka.”

This list is all over the place (again, not boring) and includes women, television and violence. Here are 16 shocking facts about basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman.

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If LeBron Brings A Championship To Cleveland Will They Finally Burn Down Their City? Wednesday Mailbag Is Here!


Welcome to the Wednesday OWR Mailbag! Have a question about betting, sports, pop culture or tacos? This week we cover cooking chicken, Johnny Manziel MVP odds and cocaine. Email us atmailbag@onlinewagerreview.com.

I’m scared of killing my family with food poisoning so I’ve started washing raw chicken before cooking, am I being too cautious?

I’m also over protected of chicken because the media has convinced me if I touch raw chicken and then touch a living creature it will die of salmonella poisoning. This isn’t true of course and you shouldn’t be washing your chicken (btw that sounds like something very different), instead keep the chicken in a manageable area and clean up with soap and water. That should protect you and any living creatures surrounding you. When I was a kid we used to go fishing and use chicken liver as bait to catch carp. We would buy the raw chicken parts from the grocery store and just rip it open and put them on the hook. There was a good chance that hand went right into a bag of chips next, no questions asked. What was my point again? Oh yes, chicken liver is awesome fishing bait!

If LeBron brings home a title to Cleveland, will they burn the city to the ground once and for all? 

The odds are at least 3/2, right? Cleveland is known to start fires when their teams lead at half-time so who knows what they are capable of if they win a championship. I don’t think they will burn the city to the ground and the reason is because Detroit hasn’t been successful burning their entire city down. God knows they have tried. Hopefully the blaze would be put out before it reached the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame otherwise we would have listen to a lot of really old musicians during a “Rebuild Cleveland Telethon” and no one wants that.

What are the 2015 MVP odds for Johnny Manziel?

Probably 10,000 to 1 and even then I would feel a little dumb wasting a buck. I would need this to be 15,000 to 1. If it reaches those odds, put me in for two bucks.

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Greatest NBA Dunkers of All-Time


Dipsey doo dunkaroo! There’s nothing better than a great dunk in the NBA. A combination of attitude and style, the dunk, is the ultimate play on the court. Some dunkers use brute force, throwing down their jams while others mix in finesse. Both have the ability to make the crowd stand and pump their fists. This list includes examples of both and a few that have the perfect mix of finesse and throw down.

When looking at the great dunkers it’s impossible not to consider the NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. Since 1984 this event has showcased the truly great leapers and jammers in the NBA. Keep in mind though, that being in the dunk contest could expose you as well, so there are both positive and negative factors in participating.

Not everyone made the list, a few honorable mentions include old-school dunkers Harold Minor and David Thompson as well as LeBron James, who has never participated in a slam dunk contest (not a prerequisite for the list, but suspicious nonetheless). Also, Blake Griffin isn’t here. Sure he dunks hard, but so do others and his “jumping over a car” in the 2011 dunk contest was too contrived for my taste. Also, Nate Robinson, winner of two dunk contests during a time when you were allowed to miss 1,000 dunks before one counted. It was dark times for dunking.

This list has old-school meets new-school, power versus style, tall and short and lessons from the past. Here are your 15 greatest dunkers of all time.

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Worst NBA Contracts of All Time


Between the years of 1998 and 2008 NBA teams lost their minds, signing players to huge, long contracts. Many didn’t work out and eventually forced the owners to institute a “harder” salary cap, limits on number of years and amount of “max money” that can be given. Essentially, the owners had to protect themselves, from themselves.

A new television contract was just signed this year and as per the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, this will raise the salary cap significantly, giving front offices more money to invest in players. Did this group learn their lesson the first time? Probably not, and we are going to be in for another round of multi-year deals approaching $100 million only to find these contracts that more often hurt than help. Don’t get me wrong, “max money” is okay in certain circumstances, but typically you expect to compete for a championship. Mark Cuban maxed out several players in order to bring a championship to Dallas. My guess is if he believed he could win another championship and had the opportunity to max out the players he wanted he wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.

There are a lot of dishonorable mentions, some you may not even remember. Travis Knight signed a $22 million contract with the Boston Celtics, Austin Croshere inked a deal worth $51 million over seven years with Indiana and Jon Koncak got $13 million from Atlanta. Remember Milwaukee Buck Tim Thomas? You probably remember him more from his one season with Villanova. Anyway, he got a $67 million deal from Milwaukee. We don’t need stats to know he didn’t live up to this deal. Finally, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway and his $87 million deal for seven years was foolishly given by the Phoenix Suns, Hardaway’s best days were well behind him at this point in his career.

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Most Clutch NBA Players of All-Time


Three, two, one… Who do you want taking the shot as the clock winds down? It’s not always an All-NBA star and for some players it becomes their specialty, their calling card in the NBA. Bonus if you end up with a nickname due to your clutch shooting. Nicknames make everything better.

All of these players have no fear when it comes to “taking the shot,” regardless of whether it goes in or not. One consistent characteristic is that each player puts himself in position to either have the ball or receive it during crunch time. These are the guys that want to be down two, pulling up from beyond the arc with a chance to win! They don’t even think about the other option.

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The Greatest NBA “Big Threes” Ever Assembled


I’m sure the term “Big 3” was used in the NBA before the Celtics acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to team up with Paul Pierce, but that was the deal that really started everyone using this phrase. Since, everyone has tried to put together the right three players, peaking with the super team put together by the Miami Heat. Do you have to have a “Big 3” to win it all? To be determined, but what we do know is that the Celtics weren’t the first and the Heat won’t be the last to assemble three superstars in search of a championship.

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