As the NBA moves into the future, player contracts get larger each year, with 99% of player contracts being guaranteed.

Since teams are able to operate above the salary cap superstar players have reaped the financial benefits.

Through the 2021-2022 NBA season, only 6 of the 25 highest-paid players in league history are retired. The other 19 are active players.

Between the 25 highest-earners in league history, they have collectively taken home over $7 billion.

Here is the list of the top 25 from Spotrac. It is based solely on NBA salary. It does not include endorsements.

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