- Last Year's Rank-
- Total Earnings$23,020,000
Yes, it may be surprising to see Arenas, who hasn’t played in the NBA for two seasons, on this list. But he earned $22.3 million this season from the Orlando Magic, who chose to amnesty him in 2011. (The Mets did it with Bobby Bonilla, who they’ll be paying for another 22 years.) Arenas is eligible for this list because he hasn‘t retired from pro basketball; he’s playing for the Shanghai Sharks in China, who are paying him another $700,000. Plus he’s a spokesperson for a music-mixing app. He has said he still hopes to return to the NBA. Now that would be a comeback story.