The highest-paid Los Angeles Lakers players ever

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No team has had as many superstars suit up for them as the Los Angeles Lakers, who have had a who’s who of all-time greats don the purple and gold in the past.

Even so, not all of them have made the big bucks as Lakers.

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The late, great Kobe Bryant is the runaway No. 1 player in this ranking of the highest-paid L.A. Lakers players ever. LeBron James and Anthony Davis moved quickly on this list with their new contracts.

Below, you can check out the highest-paid Lakers ever.

Kobe Bryant: $328,237,108

Money per game: $209,602
Highest Laker salary:
$30,453,000 in 2013-14 (No. 1 in the NBA that season)
Lakers stats: 25.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.4 spg, 44.7 FG% in 20 seasons

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LeBron James: $197,966,106

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

Shaquille O'Neal: $144,749,716

Shaquille O'Neal, Finals MVP, 2001
Shaquille O'Neal, Finals MVP, 2001

Money per game: $227,593
Highest Laker salary:
$24,749,999 in 2003-04 (No. 2 in the NBA that season)
Overall career earnings: $292,198,327
Lakers stats: 27.0 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.5 bpg, 57.5 FG%, 53.3 FT% in eight seasons

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Anthony Davis: $133,177,099

Money per game: $564,309
Highest Laker salary:
$37,980,720 in 2022-23 (No. 15 in the NBA that season)
Overall career earnings: $227,701,628
Lakers stats: 24.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.1 bpg, 52.4 FG%, 28.1 3P% in four seasons

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Pau Gasol: $112,521,353

Money per game: $215,558
Highest Laker salary:
$19,285,850 in 2013-14 (No. 8 in the NBA that season)
Overall career earnings: $219,784,441
Lakers stats: 17.8 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.4 spg, 52.0 FG% in seven seasons

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Russell Westbrook: $77,747,711

Money per game: $598,059
Highest Laker salary:
$44,211,146 in 2021-22 (No. 4 in the NBA that season)
Overall career earnings: $338,836,512
Lakers stats: 17.4 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 7.2 apg, 1.0 spg, 43.4 FG%, 29.7 3P% in two seasons

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Lamar Odom: $77,459,717

Money per game: $164,457
Highest Laker salary:
$14,148,596 in 2008-09 (No. 32 in the NBA that season)
Overall career earnings: $115,967,658
Lakers stats: 13.7 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 3.7 apg, 0.9 bpg, 49.1 FG%, 33.0 3P% in seven seasons

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Luol Deng: $64,544,067

Money per game: $1,132,352
Highest Laker salary:
$18,000,000 in 2016-17 (No. 33 in the NBA that season)
Overall career earnings: $163,520,376
Lakers stats: 7.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.3 apg, 38.7 FG%, 30.9 3P% in two seasons.

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Andrew Bynum: $49,987,258

Money per game: $107,268
Highest Laker salary:
$14,900,000 in 2011-12 (No. 27 in the NBA that season)
Overall career earnings: $73,460,260
Lakers stats: 11.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.6 bpg, 56.6 FG% in seven seasons

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Brian Grant: $42,417,734

Brian Grant, Los Angeles Lakers
Brian Grant, Los Angeles Lakers

Money per game: $614,749
Highest Laker salary:
$14,848,080 in 2006-07 (No. 24 in the NBA that season)
Overall career earnings: $109,842,052
Lakers stats: 3.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.3 bpg, 49.3 FG% in one season

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: $37,885,176

Money per game: $154,004
Highest Laker salary:
$17,745,894 in 2017-18 (No. 56 in the NBA that season)
Overall career earnings: $49,880,815
Lakers stats: 11.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.0 spg, 43.8 FG%, 36.9 3P% in three seasons

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Derek Fisher: $37,509,167

Derek Fisher vs Rajon Rondo
Derek Fisher vs Rajon Rondo

Story originally appeared on HoopsHype