NBA All Overpaid Team

Sam Smith, Mark Cuban's favorite sports gossip columnist, in his season wrap up, makes a list of alleged superstars who missed the playoffs, or as I like to call them, the All Overpaid Team.

Sam Smith - High, low points of NBA season | Chicago Tribune
Where have all the stars gone? Kevin Garnett, Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming, Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Allen Iverson, Chris Webber, Ray Allen, Rashard Lewis, Zach Randolph, Baron Davis and Jason Richardson are home for the playoffs, counting paychecks that average more than $10 million per year.
Jalen Rose could be on this list too, to make it an even 15 man roster. Larry Brown is the coach, natch.

In other words, none of these guys are really worth the label of superstar, with the subsequent massive salary attached. In my made-up NBA collective bargaining agreement, only 2/3 of a player's annual salary would be guaranteed, the rest of the salary would be paid if the player's team made the playoffs. A reward for team success in other words, so there would theoretically be more teams like the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, and less collections of theoretically talented individuals like the New York Knicks, Portland Trailblazers, et al, who are a black eye on the sport. Ha.

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