For whatever reason, we, as a society, have deemed athletes as the most deserving of wealth. Sure, there are people out there who are teaching our kids, curing diseases, and feeding the hungry, but can they dunk like Jordan? Exactly.
Here are 10 basketball players who make more money in one year than you can ever hope to make in your sad, non-athletic lifetime.
#10. Blake Griffin
He might only be number 10 on our list, but Blake Griffin was the number one draft pick when his pro career started back in 2009. After spending most of his rookie year on the bench due to a broken knee cap, Griffin has been burning up the court since his return, earning $24.7 million last year. In addition to his $17.7 million salary from the Los Angeles Clippers, Griffin earned an extra $7 million in endorsement deals for hawking brands like Subway, Powerbar, Kia Motors and Nike, who even made him battle it out with Marvin the Martian, Space Jam style.