Despite the way that the coronavirus pandemic has affected the world around us, there are still NBA players signing multimillion-dollar contracts in the hope that the game, like the rest of the world, will eventually be able to return to “normal”. Who is getting paid the most this season? The numbers are surprising, even to die-hard fans that keep up with contracts and typically know what to expect.
Heavy hitters are still earning the big bucks. Much in the form of endorsements. Most people are shocked to learn that many of those on the highest-paid basketball player list are also philanthropists and active business professionals. That is right—there is more to the NBA than just playing basketball. In fact, many professional sports athletes consider themselves more business-like than not, simply because it is required for the negotiations that come with their job.