Salary comparison: NBA players vs. Premier League, NFL and MLB players

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Salary comparison: NBA players vs. Premier League, NFL and MLB players

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Salary comparison: NBA players vs. Premier League, NFL and MLB players

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NBA players are among the highest-paid athletes in the world, even compared to their counterparts in the world’s other major sports.

In order to put into context the extent to which NBA players are well-compensated, we looked up the salaries of players from the English Premier League, National Football League, and Major League Baseball on Spotrac and organized them into tables.

Spoiler: Generational baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani will earn as much as Frank Jackson and Sterling Brown this season. And the highest-paid player in EPL, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, would be just the 36th highest-paid player in the NBA this year, between Brandon Ingram and Jayson Tatum.

More on that in the tables below. The third, fourth and fifth columns in each table will display the names of the EPL, NFL and MLB players whose salaries come the closest to what the NBA players in the first column make this season.

Atlanta Hawks

Boston Celtics

Brooklyn Nets

Charlotte Hornets

Chicago Bulls

Cleveland Cavaliers

Dallas Mavericks

Denver Nuggets

Detroit Pistons

Golden State Warriors

Houston Rockets

Indiana Pacers

Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers

Memphis Grizzlies

Miami Heat

Milwaukee Bucks

Minnesota Timberwolves

New Orleans Pelicans

New York Knicks

Oklahoma City Thunder

Orlando Magic

Philadelphia 76ers

Phoenix Suns

Portland Trail Blazers

Sacramento Kings

San Antonio Spurs

Toronto Raptors

Utah Jazz

Washington Wizards

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