With his recent signing of a three-year, $34 million contract, Garnett becomes the all-time NBA leader in career salary, according to one list. The fan site Warriors World tweeted an unofficial list of the top 100 players in career salary, and the Celtics center came in first with more than $328.5 million in career earnings via salary.
The list did not include endorsement money, which would have vaulted Michael Jordan from 87th place to first fairly easily. But when we praise Garnett for taking a pay cut this offseason, keep in mind that his bank account should be full enough to take the hit.
Paul Pierce came in at No. 10 and Ray Allen was eighth, while Jermaine O'Neal was 12th, giving last year's Celtics four of the top 12 highest paid players in terms of salary in NBA history.
Jason Terry, who signed as a free agent with the Celtics this offseason, is 61st.
A few other surprising ex-Celtics who made the top 100: No. 23 Stephon Marbury; No. 15 Brian Grant; No. 54 Antoine Walker; No. 57 Chauncey Billups; No. 58 Gary Payton; No. 75 Vin Baker.
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