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Top 5 highest paid NBA players for 2012-13 Season

NBA highest paid players



Basketball is a popular game in many countries around the World. Started in 1891, it is now played at the highest and the lowest levels. One of the best or ‘THE BEST’ league of basketball is NBA of the US. Here is the list of the top 5 earners of NBA for the season 2012-2013.

5. Joe Johnson


Joe Johnson Brooklyn Nets

Earning: US $19,752,645

Team: Brooklyn Nets


Currently a Veteran now, Joe Johnson has also played for the US National Team. With an experience of 11 years, Johnson joined the Brooklyn Nets this season in July. Scoring 1688 points for Atlanta Hawks in 2008-09 season, he is a threat for any team out there.

4. Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire


Amar'e  Stoudemire New York Nicks
Earning: $19,948,799

Team:  New York Nicks


He is clearly a celebrity of US basketball. With a bronze medal in Olympics 2004 for his country, Amar’e is a power forward for New York Nicks. Scoring 1989 points in 2007-08 for Phoenix Suns, he rose to the top of NBA players list. Despite a severe injury problem, he has had a wonderful career with 6 appearances in NBA all stat games.

3. Gilbert Arenas


Gilbert Arenas Memphis Grizzlies

Earnings: $20,807,922

Team: Memphis Grizzlies


Nicknamed ‘Agent Zero’ and ‘Hibachi’, Arenas is one of the strongest point guards in Basketball. Scoring a staggering 2346 points in 2005-06 seasons for Washington Wizards, he has been among the big boys for a long time. He is also famous for his 25th birthday party in which he spent a million dollars and many celebrities were invited.

Dirk Nowitzki


Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

Earning: $21,907,128

Team: Dallas Mavericks


German International is one the big names in NBA. Playing for Dallas Mavericks since his draft, he has many awards to his name. Nine times European player of the year, Nowitzki led the German national basketball team to a bronze medal in the 2002 FIBA World Championship and the silver medal in Euro Basket 2005. With 2151 points in 05-06 season, he is among the legends of Mavericks.


1. Kobe Bryant


Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers

Earning: $28,700,000

Team: L.A. Lakers


Bryant plays shooting guard for the LA Lakers and has played with players like Shaquille O’Neil. He has scored highest 2461 points for La Lakers in 2002-03 seasons and has set many records for the Los Angeles Teams. He has been selected in the All Star Game since his second year in NBA. He also won gold for his country in 2008 Beijing Olympics


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