Top 10 richest basketball players of 2014
Based on this season’s salaries this list looks at the top 10 highest earning players in this year’s NBA.
Though young players have begun to emerge, this list will show that old faces are still dominating the league, and commanding the highest salaries.
10. Blake Griffin – Salary $16,441,500
9. Kevin Durant – Salary $17,832,627
8. Chris Paul – Salary $18,668,431
7. Dwyane Wade – Salary $18,673,000
6. Lebron James – Salary $19,067,500
5. Chris Bosh – Salary $19,067,500
4. Dwight Howard – Salary $20,513,178
3. Carmelo Anthony – Salary $21,388,953
2. Joe Johnson – Salary $21,466,718
1. Dirk Nowitzki – Salary $22,721,381
Michael Jordan was not better than Kobe Bryant
When judging the careers of players we need to measure based on championships, awards and an ability to consistently raise the level of play when the situation calls for it.
We all remember Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan whose merits are undeniable.
But what separates these NBA stars from the greatest basketball player of all the time?
His temperament, dominance and the ability to win championships. That’s exactly what made Kobe the number one.
Every year he reinvents the heart and lift up the spirit of the competition from the first season game.
Kobe Bryant is the greatest and most legendary player of basketball history being dominant on both sides of the floor throughout his career.
Nobody who understand the game can deny Michael Jordan’s achievement but what is also true is that everything Michael did, Kobe did better.
At the age of 18 he was the youngest player ever to play in an NBA game becoming the youngest player to be named the slam dunk champion.
Through fan voting, he also became the youngest NBA All-Star starter in NBA history.
At 23 Bryant became the youngest player to win three NBA championships.
Kobe is also a much complete player than Jordan.
In his last season with the Chicago Bulls, Jordan averaged 28.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting from the floor and 23.8 percent shooting from 3 range.
Currently Bryant is averaging 29.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting from the field along with a 38 percent clip from downtown.
During Jordan days the NBA was also more a Showtime than the rough arena than is today so standing out the average back there was so much easier than today.
It’s easy to understand that Kobe’s championships were tougher to earn than Jordan’s.
The teammates they had are also a significant component in this comparison. Bryant is basically unstoppable despite being surrounded with lesser talent.
He accomplished achievements that many could only dream of such as outscoring a Dallas Mavericks team through three quarters or dropping a ridiculous 81 points in one game against the Toronto Raptors.
Another remarkable detail beside his technical superiority is that he is the first NBA player to play 20 years with the same franchise.
Kobe has a sense of urgency with everything he does: every rep, every shot, every drill is important to him.
He takes advantage of every opportunity to get better, he is never satisfied with his game and is always looking to improve.
Is that hunger is what makes him great.
the world must know the truth!