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NBA players are amongst the richest athletes in the world. While their salaries are on par (or more) than those in other sports – their endorsement deals are in the tens of millions! And of course, when you’re loaded, athletic, and famous – the women come flocking. So how’s about we check out some of the richest NBA players of all-time, along with checking out their hot wives too.
Dirk And Jessica
In a league dominated by black guys, Dirk Nowitzki has done pretty well for himself financially, as he’s amassed over $120 million much in part to his many sponsorship deals. He’s also done quite well for himself in the marriage department, marrying Jessica Olsson back in 2010.
Gary And Monique
“The Glove” earning that name for being the NBA’s fiercest defender, Gary Payton retired after 14 years with $130 million in the bank. He and his wife Monique James met in high school, married in 1997, and have 3 kids together.
Tim And Vanessa
Tim Duncan, the league’s best power forward of all-time just announced his retirement. He leaves with a cool $130 million. He also leaves with sports reporter Vanessa Macias, whom he met after his divorce from his first wife.
Hill And Tamia
Grant Hill had a successful, yet arduous 19-year career in the NBA – which was hampered by injuries. Even still, Grant has earned himself a cool $180 million. He and R&B singer, Tamia are married and have two beautiful daughters together.
Kevin And Brandi
Kevin Garnett has been in the league for 20 years, playing since he was 18. So it’s no surprise that a lengthy career as an all-star like that will earn you $180 million. Garnett and his wife Brandi Padilla married back in 2004, which required Kevin to miss the Olympic games. Now that’s true love right there.
Hakeem And Dalia
Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon left the NBA back in 2002 with over $200 million (mostly due to real-estate investments). But even more amazing is that he’s been with his wife Dalia Asafi since he was 18 in a prearranged marriage, as is customary in his Islamic faith.
Junior And Doris
No this isn’t a mistake, Ulysses Lee “Junior” Bridgeman played in the NBA back in the late 80’s. While he didn’t earn a ton from his salary, he amassed over $300 million thanks to his grossly successful food franchise you may of hear of called Wendy’s. Junior and his wife Doris have been married for 40 years and have three children together.
Shaq And Laticia
The most dominant player of all-time, Shaquille O’Neal (the Big Diesel) has 4 championship rings and a net worth of $350 million. He met Laticia Rolle after his divorce in 2014, and the couple is still going strong with wedding bells just around the corner.
Kobe And Vanessa
Recently retired and NBA soon-to-be hall-of-famer, Kobe Bryant, has had a stellar career stats wise, championship wise, and financially – as he’s earned himself a total of over $360 million. Kobe is married to Vanessa whom he met back in 1999
Lebron And Savannah
This year’s NBA champ and leagues top player, Lebron James has a net worth of $425 million – mostly because of his Nike deal. He and Savannah Brinson met back in high school, married in 2013, and have three kids together.
Magic And Cookie
Magic Johnson is one of the greatest players of all-time. While his 5 championship rings are impressive – it’s his entrepreneurial skills off the court that have amassed him over $500 million. Magic has been with his wife, Earlitha “Cookie” Kelly, for over 3 decades, as they married back in 1991.
Jordan And Yvette
Of course Michael is number 1. He’s the richest athletes of all-time as he’s worth about $1.1 billion! He met Yvette Prieto back in 2008 after his divorce. The couple has been happily married since 2013.