NBA- National Basketball Association is a lucrative sport, recognized worldwide. Players come into the league mostly through the draft process or through the NBA G League. There are thirty teams broken up into conferences, 29 of them in the United States and 1 in Canada. Check NBA Prize Money 2022: How Much Do NBA Winners Get?
NBA 2022 finished its play-in tournament between April 12 and 15. Meanwhile, the playoffs began on April 16 followed by the conference finals on May 17. The NBA finals will run from June 2 to June 19, after which we will have a new champions. Check out the details for prize money and winners for NBA 2022.
NBA 2022 Prize Money: How Much Do NBA Winners Get?
Unlike most sports, the NBA does not have a fixed prize money. However, they draw a winners purse included in the prize pool. The teams who make it to the playoffs win bonus fees from this on a pro rated basis.
For the 2020-21 season, the pool was reported to be $25 Million. In the 2021-22 season, the prize pool is believed to be $27.5 million.
NBA 2022 Prize breakdown
|Playoffs 1st round participants (each)||$328,333|
|Conference semi-finalists (each)||$390,675|
|Conference finalists (each)||$645,587|
- All playoff teams in the first round will receiver close to $328,333 each
- Teams who made it to the Conference semi-finals will receive close to $390,675 each
- The four teams who made the Conference finals will receive about $645,587 each
- The losing team in the NBA Finals will receive $2,581,642
- The NBA Champion will receive $3,896,000
Who is the Highest Paid NBA Player in 2022?
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is the highest paid NBA player in 2022. He makes a salary of $45,780,966 or just over 45.78 million dollars. He is followed by James Harden, who makes $44,310,840 or just over 44 million dollars. Almost all the top 10 highest paid NBA players in 2022 earn a salary of $39 million or more. The next tier of players, starting with Klay Thompson at 11th, earn under the ceiling of $37.9 million.
|Stephen Curry, PG||$45,780,966|
|James Harden, SG||$44,310,840|
|John Wall, PG||$44,310,840|
|Russell Westbrook, PG||$44,211,146|
|Kevin Durant, PF||$42,018,900|
|LeBron James, SF||$41,180,544|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF||$39,344,970|
|Damian Lillard, PG||$39,344,900|
|Kawhi Leonard, SF||$39,344,900|
|Paul George, SG||$39,344,900|
Who is the Highest Paid NBA Player of all time?
LeBron James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers in NBA. Widely considered one of the best NBA players in history, James is frequently compared to Michael Jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player ever. He also won the 2020 championship and awarded as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the fourth time. LeBron James ranks the highest-paid player in the NBA’s history with total earnings of $343,863,770.
Meet The Teams NBA 2022
NBA 2022 consists of 30 teams all together divided into Eastern and Western conferences. Here is the full list of teams playing this season.
|Eastern Conference||Western Conference|
|Boston Celtics||Denver Nuggets|
|Brooklyn Nets||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|New York Knicks||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Toronto Raptors||Utah Jazz|
|Chicago Bulls||Golden State Warriors|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Detroit Pistons||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Indiana Pacers||Phoenix Suns|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Sacramento Kings|
|Atlanta Hawks||Dallas Mavericks|
|Charlotte Hornets||Houston Rockets|
|Miami Heat||Memphis Grizzlies|
|Orlando Magic||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Washington Wizards||San Antonio Spurs|