The NBA’s Top Ten Highest Player Salaries for 2009-2010.

The 2009-2010 season will begin on the 27th of October, just less than four weeks from now. We take a look at the top ten paid players in the league going into the season – deserving and overpaid.

Number 10 – Michael Redd, Milwaukee Bucks – 17,040,000 Dollars

Michael Redd, Milwaukee Bucks

Michael Redd, Milwaukee Bucks

Hasn’t scored less than 21.5 points per game in the last six seasons, but also hasn’t led his team into the playoffs in the last three and hasn’t played more than 72 games since 2005-2006, his and the Bucks’ last playoff appearance. True he is their best player and go to guy… but does he deserve 17 Mil a year? Read more of this post

Are NBA stars America’s most popular new export?

 

Stephon Marbury

Stephon Marbury

Stephon Marbury always knew his destiny. Back in the day, as a 19-year-old precocious, big-city point guard he regularly boasted of revolutionizing the game at some point. Fast-forward some 15 years later and his reputation as a much maligned, somewhat misunderstood NBA journeyman, and all his prophesying is beginning to ring true.

No, inking a deal with Shanxi of the northern Chinese League doesn’t make “Starbury” the first former NBA star either cunning or humbled enough to make the trek abroad, all in a last-ditch effort to extend the reach of a declining career arch. But without question, it does make the one-time perennial all-star the biggest and perhaps hungriest talent to ever do so.

And a part of Stephon Marbury always knew it would come to this. You could say he expected and orchestrated it. With as much craft and savvy as he’s ever displayed on the court, becoming one of the NBA’s all-time leading assist men, Marbury is now focused on tapping into an unparalleled Chinese market–at least in terms of numbers–through his line of low cost “Starbury” shoes and apparel. Read more of this post

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