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Combined NBA salaries by birthplace: Los Angeles tops all other cities

Los Angeles has the biggest share of NBA players of any city in the world and unsurprisingly L.A.-born players have the biggest share of the pie when it comes to salaries too. Per our research, L.A. natives combined for over $142 million in NBA contracts in 2015-16, well above New Yorkers, who collected just $89 million. Three international cities – Barcelona, Melbourne and Toronto – crack the Top 15.

Here’s the Top 30 in detail:

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