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Guess the NBA salary trivia game

By February 22, 2013 No Comments
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nba salariesIt’s Friday so it’s time for some NBA sports trivia. This time we are going to mix it up by playing a “guess the NBA salary” game. I’m going to give you two options and you need to guess which player made more money in their NBA career. If you want to take this even a step further try and guess how much each player made. You’d be amazed at the amount of coin that some of these players made. All of the salaries were taken from the greatest NBA website on the planet: Basketball-Reference.com.

  1. Shawn Kemp or Ben Wallace
  2. Gilbert Arenas or Juwan Howard
  3. Chris Webber or Rasheed Wallace
  4. Jalen Rose or Damon Stoudamire
  5. Jerry Stackhouse or Nick Van Exel
  6. Antoine Walker or Latrell Sprewell
  7. Kurt Thomas or Darius Miles
  8. John Starks or Will Purdue
  9. Muggsy Bogues or Avery Johnson
  10. Erick Dampier or Jason Richardson
  11. Rik Smits or Charles Barkley
  12. Sebastian Telfair or Steve Kerr
  13. Ray Allen or Dwayne Wade
  14. Kobe Bryant or Shaquille O’Neal
  15. Chauncey Billups or Steve Nash
  16. Vince Carter or Antawan Jamison
  17. Larry Hughes or Ricky Davis
  18. Grant Hill or Tracy McGrady
  19. Horace Grant or Kelvin Cato
  20. Elton Brand or Scottie Pippen
  21. Bobby Hurley or Cherokee Parks
  22. Christian Laettner or Jamal Mashburn
  23. Kwame Brown or Eddy Curry
  24. Baron Davis or Penny Hardaway
  25. Steve Francis or Reggie Miller

I’ll give you the answers after this video of Scottie Pippen almost killing Bill Laimbeer. I love how at the 43 second mark Michael Jordan and Scottie are talking with the ref about why he gave Scottie a technical foul. Remember, back in the day you could pretty much give a flying elbow off the top rope ala Randy Macho Man Savage to someone on the other team and it was still just a personal foul.

  1. Shawn Kemp $91.5 million or Ben Wallace $87.7 million
  2. Gilbert Arenas $119.9 or Juwan Howard $151.4
  3. Chris Webber $178.2 or Rasheed Wallace $158.0
  4. Jalen Rose $102.4 or Damon Stoudamire $99.6
  5. Jerry Stackhouse $84.4 or Nick Van Exel $74.4
  6. Antoine Walker $108.1 or Latrell Sprewell $97.0
  7. Kurt Thomas $63.5 or Darius Miles $61.9
  8. John Starks $25.0 or Will Purdue $22.3
  9. Muggsy Bogues $18.4 or Avery Johnson $36.4
  10. Erick Dampier $97.9 or Jason Richardson $92.4
  11. Rik Smits $43.7 or Charles Barkley $40.3 (Sir Charles only made $437k his first year)
  12. Sebastian Telfair $18.1 or Steve Kerr $15.7
  13. Ray Allen $178.9 or Dwayne Wade $102.5
  14. Kobe Bryant $249.2 or Shaquille O’Neal $292.1
  15. Chauncey Billups $104.7 or Steve Nash $127.7
  16. Vince Carter $158.4 or Antawan Jamison $141.0 (they were traded for each other on draft day)
  17. Larry Hughes $84.8 or Ricky Davis $42.8 (after seeing this comparison on which player you’d rather have shooting the ball this makes zero sense)
  18. Grant Hill $142.7 or Tracy McGrady $162.9
  19. Horace Grant $67.9 or Kelvin Cato $44.5
  20. Elton Brand $145.2 or Scottie Pippen $109.1
  21. Bobby Hurley $16.9 or Cherokee Parks $11.1
  22. Christian Laettner $61.4 or Jamal Mashburn $75.6
  23. Kwame Brown $60.0 or Eddy Curry $70.0
  24. Baron Davis $132.8 or Penny Hardaway $120.4
  25. Steve Francis $103.5 or Reggie Miller $101.3

How does this make you feel knowing how much some of these players made relative to their performance on the court? Which one do you think is the most egregious  Holla at us in the comments.

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Rob Cressy

Rob Cressy

Sports loving free throw specialist and yinzer living in Chicago who is awesome most of the time, has run with the bulls in Spain, and is a graduate of Second City's Improv program.