Los Angeles Lakers 2021-22 Roster Has A Combined $1.7 Billion In Total Career Earnings, Team USA 2020 Olympic Roster Has $1 Billion

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Los Angeles Lakers 2021-22 Roster Has A Combined $1.7 Billion In Total Career Earnings, Team USA 2020 Olympic Roster Has $1 Billion

The Los Angeles Lakers have one of the oldest squads in NBA history. The team has recruited players that were dominating the NBA in the past, but have accepted a smaller role in their older age.

The team has the biggest collection of current and former All-Stars, with 7 current and former All-Stars on the team. The collection of veterans the Lakers has is truly fascinating, as several of these players were dominating the NBA during the peak of their respective careers, but can no longer deliver those kind of performances.

But that is why the Lakers have superstar players like LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook. These three players are still playing at a high level, earning All-Star nominations last year. 

This combination, along with a healthy mix of veteran presence has made the Lakers one of the favorites for the NBA championship team next season.

But the Lakers have put together an incredibly wealthy roster. As pointed out by Reddit user u/Tofu_Breath, the Lakers roster has an incredible $1.7 billion in total career earnings. In comparison, the 2020 Team USA roster has earned a collective $1 billion in career earnings.

LA Lakers Player Career Earnings (As of 2020-21 NBA Season)

LeBron James: $346,203,575

Carmelo Anthony: $259,881,402

Russell Westbrook: $242,500,792

DeAndre Jordan: $157,122,584

Anthony Davis: $152,666,234

Trevor Ariza: $114,232,977

Rajon Rondo: $108,277,250

Kent Bazemore: $76,378,166

Wayne Ellington: $44,945,656

Malik Monk: $15,474,272

Kendrick Nunn: $2,996,897

Talen Horton-Tucker: $2,360,147

Total: $1,767,410,476

Team USA 2020 Player Career Earnings (As of 2020-21 NBA Season)

Kevin Durant: $264,153,846

Jrue Holiday: $153,638,072

Damian Lillard: $151,870,966

Khris Middleton: $120,920,176

Draymond Green: $105,729,003

Zach LaVine: $66,928,548

JaVale McGee: $65,607,268

Devin Booker: $65,032,653

Jerami Grant: $40,740,910

Jayson Tatum: $29,583,945

Bam Adebayo: $13,799,892

Keldon Johnson: $3,876,728

Total: $1,081,882,007

Players like Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard were the best players on their respective championship contending teams. Whereas Rajon Rondo and DeAndre Jordan were key contributors for their own teams during the best years of their respecitve peaks.

But as time has gone on, these players have found their roles and outputs reduced significantly. And while they can still play a solid role on a team, they are no longer capable of being primary or central figures of a championship team.