In the world of professional basketball (read: the NBA), there’s a whole lot of money to be made. This fact has helped turn some of the brightest young stars in the business into the wealthiest as well. Factor in the number of endorsement deals that comes along with the rising popularity, and there’s even more money coming in. Unfortunately, not everyone manages to keep a close eye on their finances. Truth is, there is about 60% of retired players of the NBA who go broke. These are just some of them.
Formerly a member of the Indiana Pacers, Harrison was picked for his height, being around 7 feet tall. He only managed to play for 4 years before calling it quits. He made 4.4 million dollars for the 4 seasons he was a role player. Unfortunately, he wasn’t even able to pay for his son’s Happy Meal in 2013, forcing him to get a job at McDonald’s instead.
Kenny Anderson made 60 million dollars over the course of his 14 years in the NBA. He was pretty conscious about his budget too, always ensuring that he had allocated a budget to spend for just “hanging out.” However, he also had to pay for 8 different cars, a mansion in Beverly Hills as well as child support. Yep, that’s the path you take when you’re also quite the big spender.