Who are the highest paid NBA players in the world? If you have a good jump shot, being a professional basketball player is definitely a great career choice. One of the best things about the NBA is that all contracts are guaranteed, which means that even if you get injured on the first day of the season you still get paid. That means the highest paid NBA players are some of the richest athletes in the world! For example, just a few months before Jayson Williams had a career ending collision with Stephon Marbury, he signed a six year $90 million contract with the New Jersey Nets. So even though he only played barely a full season, he was still paid the full $90 million long after he left the court. Williams actually took out a multi-million dollar insurance policy in case he got into a car accident on the way to signing his contract! Too bad he wasn't as cautious with the rest of his life decisions. But back to the matter at hand. Who are the 25 highest paid NBA players for 2012? Sit back, relax and click the image below to find out. You're probably going to be pretty shocked by the numbers, maybe shocked enough to go out and start practicing your three pointer!
The 25 Highest Paid NBA Players in the World: