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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