It's not just the salary, it's the endorsement money that makes a player wealthy. And in Sports Illustrated's list of the top 50 earners in sports, two Nets, Jason Kidd and Vince Carter, easily make the grade. Kidd, at #26, earned $16.4 million in salary last year, along with $2.5 million in endorsements. Carter, next at #27, made $13.8 million in salary and twice as much, $5 million in endorsements. Two former Nets, Stephon Marbury [#29] and Keith Van Horn [#40] also made the list.
- The Fortunate 50 - Jonah Freedman - Sports Illustrated