2016-17 stats: None
Salary: $8 million
Area 21 on TNT seems to have been a success this season, meaning Turner was probably justified in bringing Garnett onto its pregame show. But Garnett didn’t do much this year to justify his $8 million salary for the Timberwolves. In fact, he didn’t do anything to justify it. Garnett retired with a year and $8 million left on his contract, which apparently was paid in full. According to Basketball Reference, Garnett’s salary was the third-highest on the Timberwolves this year, behind just Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic.
But this $8 million is just pennies to KG, who, with over $325 million in career earnings, is the highest-paid player in NBA history. Garnett still reportedly has $35 million to be made after his retirement, on contract extensions he had with the Timberwolves and Celtics. That adds up to about $350 million total, and that’s not even counting what he’s making at TNT.