Career Earnings: NBA Legends vs. Today’s Stars

Michael Jordan and Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal is a fine player. He’s made three All-Star teams to date, and can put the ball in the basket. Michael Jordan is — of course — the G.O.A.T. Let us compare the salaries each has made in the NBA during their careers.

Bradley Beal (with existing years left on current deal): $428.9 million

Michael Jordan: $94 million

Only twice did MJ make more than $5 million in a single season in which he played. Beal is slated to make $57 million alone in 2026-27.

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