Did you know that the average salary for an NBA player is around $5 million per year? That’s a huge number for a job where you only have to actually compete around 82 times per season. Still, that high average salary doesn’t tell the story of the real heavyweights. Today we are going to look at 31 NBA stars who are getting paid big money and living in mansions that are representative of their bank accounts. You won’t believe the house that our #1 is living in!
31. Chris Bosh – Miami Heat
Chris Bosh is one of the most dynamic big men in the NBA but his career has been sidetracked of late due to consistent blood clotting issues. Still, the 13 year veteran is living life large while he rehabilitates his health. Bosh lives in a 12,000 square foot home that features an elevator, an infinity pool, and all of the high end appliances you could desire. This mansion is worth $12.3 million and it is located in Miami Beach, Florida.
30. Kyle Lowry – Toronto Raptors
Lowry is the starting guard for the Toronto Raptors and a 10 year vet of the NBA. Lowry likes to kick back in this Pennsylvania-based mansion which is worth an estimated $2.6 million dollars. This mansion sits on 4.5 acres of land and features six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a gigantic garage. Oh, yeah, the private outdoor swimming pool is pretty nice too.
29. Kobe Bryant – Retired
Kobe Bryant, otherwise known as the Mamba, is one of the ten best players to ever grace the NBA hardwood with his presence. Bryant’s home, which sits in Newport Coast, California, is worth a staggering $9.5 million dollars. The home has 20,000 square feet of space and it features a private gym, shark tank, and swimming pool.
28. Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors
Curry is the greatest shooter that the NBA has ever seen and he is still just 28 years old. Curry still hasn’t racked up his first huge paycheck but it’s coming. Until then Curry will have to settle for this gorgeous $3.1 million dollar home in Orinda, California. Curry is used to luxury – all of the men in his family play in the NBA.
27. LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers
James was branded as ‘The King’ before he was even old enough to drink as he came straight out of high school and into the NBA. Since then James has become one of the greatest stars in all of sports and he certainly lives like it off of the court. James’ house is located in Coconut Grove, Florida and it features a private dock for his 26 foot yacht as well as an elaborate wine cellar. The house is worth $9 million.
26. Dwight Howard – Atlanta Hawks
At just 30 years old it seems like Howard is closer to retiring than he is to playing a ton of basketball — and he probably doesn’t mind. Howard’s gorgeous mansion is located in Orlando, Florida and it is worth nearly $8 million. You can see how a big kid at heart would love a home like this.
25. James Harden – Houston Rockets
Talk about class! This mansion, based in Houston and worth an estimated $2 million, is simple but luxurious – much like Harden’s offensive game. This home used to be owned by former NBA star Cuttino Mobley and it is located in the Royal Oaks Country Club.
24. Dwyane Wade – Chicago Bulls
Dwyane Wade’s Miami Beach pad is located out on La Gorce Island and it features the styling of a cinematic super villain. The home is over 13,000 square feet in size and it is nestled right up against the ocean with a private dock for quick coming and going. Wade paid $9 million for this little compound.
23. Dirk Nowitzki – Dallas Mavericks
Nowitzki is a Hall of Fame forward who has spent his entire career with the Dallas Mavericks. Nowitzki’s Texas based home is a sprawling villa that is worth an estimated $7.9 million dollars. When you’re a 7’0 superstar we suppose that you need some room to stretch.
22. Paul George – Indiana Pacers
George is one of the most gritty forwards in the league, known as much for his vicious defense as his monstrous finishes at the rim. Off of the court George likes to live a little more laid back in his $2.2 million estate in Indianapolis, Indiana.
21. Paul Pierce – Retired
Known as ‘The Truth’, Paul Pierce likes to relax in his $6.5 million dollar mansion. This incredible house features an outdoor basketball court, a private swimming pool, and a fitness center where Pierce works out in order to stay in shape.
20. Chris Paul – Los Angeles Clippers
Chris Paul is NBA royalty as one of the highest paid stars in the league. Paul lives large during the offseason inside of his $8.5 million dollar home which is located in Bel Air, California. This spacious estate used to be owned by Avril Lavigne.
19. John Wall – Washington Wizards
When you make nearly $17 million per year to play basketball you can afford a few of the finer things in life. Wall’s estate is located in Potomac, Maryland and it is valued at around $5 million dollars. The home features a movie theater, an indoor basketball court, and a private swimming sanctuary.
18. Beno Udrih – Detroit Pistons
Alright, Beno Udrih is a long ways away from being an NBA star but he still earned a spot on our list. As a 12 year veteran of the NBA, Udrih has earned over $30 million. His mansion is located in Denny Blaine, WA and is worth around $6 million dollars. Just look at that view.
17. Kevin Garnett – Retired
Garnett earned a whopping $315 million dollars throughout his career and now he gets to enjoy it in retirement. Garnett’s home is located in Concord, Massachusetts and it is valued at nearly $5 million. Gigantic windows and a private wine cellar show us that Garnett likes to class up his downtime.
16. Kenyon Martin – Retired
K-Mart’s home is located in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas. The house features marble floors, a private bowling alley, and even these classy dolphin statues. The home is worth $4 million dollars.
15. Rashard Lewis – Retired
Rashard may have seen his career fizzle out but he still earned an impressive $155 million playing in the NBA. Lewis’s home is located in Winter Park, Florida and it is valued at nearly $5 million. The home is built in the Spanish style and it features 9,000 square feet of space.
14. J.J. Redick – Los Angeles Clippers
Redick has one of the smoothest jumpers in the NBA and he likes to hone it at his Austin, Texas villa during the offseason. This home is built in the French style with giant doors and arched features. This 10,000 square foot can be yours for a simple $5 million mortgage.
13. Joe Johnson – Utah Jazz
Joe Johnson was paid like an elite guard for a long time, racking up $150 million in earnings. His Atlanta, Georgia estate sprawls across 14,000 square feet of space and it features eight bathrooms as well as seven bedrooms.
12. Kristaps Porzingis – New York Knicks
Porzingis may be new to the NBA but he is already an old hand at managing his money. Porzingis currently rents a penthouse in Midtown West for just $8,000 per month. The building features multiple swimming pools, a private gym, and a featured basketball court on its 70,000 square foot premises.
11. Danny Granger – Free Agent
Granger went from superstar to afterthought in the NBA but his bank account kept cashing checks. Granger’s home is located in Hollywood Hills, California and it features a view to die for. The home is valued at nearly $3.7 million dollars and has floor to ceiling glass walls.
10. Carmelo Anthony – New York Knicks
Melo came into the NBA with the greatest draft class in the history of the sport and he is certainly getting paid like it. Anthony’s elaborate estate sits on nearly 6 acres of land and features 21,000 square feet of room to roam. The house has 8 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms along with a private recording studio and fitness center.
9. Gilbert Arenas – Retired
Arenas spends more time on Instagram than playing basketball but he does it from this gorgeous estate, so we can’t blame him. This was Arenas’s home when he played for the Washington Wizards and it featured 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. Oh, yeah, he also had a private shark tank. The home was valued at $2.5 million before it was sold.
8. Nick Young – Los Angeles Lakers
It pays to play for L.A.., baby! Nick Young purchased this $3.5 million dollar home from Selena Gomez. The house has 6,600 square feet of space and it was fully remodeled upon purchase. The home is located in Tarzana, CA and is seated on private land.
7. Ray Allen – Retired
Allen officially retired in 2016 so now he gets some time to sit at home and enjoy the fruit of his labor. Allen’s gorgeous home is located in Miami Beach and it reportedly costs nearly $50,000 per month to rent. The home has an elevator, a custom pool, and a view of the Biscayne Bay.
6. LaMarcus Aldridge – San Antonio Spurs
A big man in the NBA definitely deserves a big home. This mansion is located in Southlake, Texas and Aldridge purchased it back in 2012. The home has an acre of land and nearly 7,000 square feet of space. There’s a custom pool with waterfalls and master crafted flagstone adorning it.
5. Michael Jordan – Retired
So you want to be like Mike, eh? Jordan’s Chicago-based mansion is on the market right now for a cool $15 million dollars. The home has 9 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, and 56,000 square feet of space. If you can imagine a home having something, then this home features it.
4. Chris Bosh – Toronto Raptors
Are you surprised to see Chris Bosh make this list twice? We aren’t. Bosh’s second home, located in California’s Pacific Palisades, looks like a resort paradise. The home is valued at over $9 million and it features all of the fixings of a world-class getaway. There is a private movie theater, a gigantic swimming area, a private set of balconies, and an infinite pool that looks over the rest of the area.
3. Deron Williams – Dallas Mavericks
Williams is an 11 year vet of the NBA and he is currently pulling down almost $10 million per season. William’s home is located in Manhattan, New York and it is worth an estimated $15.8 million dollars. The home features vaulted ceilings, gigantic window fixtures and a priceless view of the New York skyline.
2. Blake Griffin – Los Angeles Clippers
Blake Griffin is the star forward for the L.A. Clippers and he shares a neighborhood with Chris Bosh, listed at #4. Griffin’s home is located in the Pacific Palisades in California and it is luxury at its finest. The house is 9,000 square feet of pure luxury with a gigantic movie theater, a private spa, and fireplaces on every level of the home.
1. LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron is back on our list yet again and for good reason. James was born and raised in Ohio and growing up poor he knew that he wanted to change his life. Well, mission accomplished. This $9 million dollar estate features everything a family could ever want or need. This home has 30,000 square feet of space on seven acres of land.