The number of $100 million contracts in the NBA is soaring

As the NBA’s free agency period is starting to slow down, there are now 22 players in the league with contracts worth at least $100 million in guaranteed money.

While the number of NBA players with nine-figure contracts is still dwarfed by Major League Baseball (41), the rate of $100 million contracts is actually slightly higher in the NBA. If we consider just active rosters, approximately one out of every 18.3 MLB players has a $100 million contract. The rate is one out of every 17.7 players in the NBA.

Here are the number of active guaranteed $100 million contracts among players in the four major North American sports leagues.

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There are now 22 players in the league with contracts worth at least $100 million in guaranteed money.
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