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The List Of NBA Players Who Are Getting Paid Less Money Than Skip Bayless This Year

Skip Bayless Mocks LeBron James For His Triple-Double Against The Orlando Magic

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Controversial analyst Skip Bayless hit the bank with his new deal with Fox Sports, even though people thought his relationship with the network was done after 5 years with them. He was linked with DAZN and ESPN (with a possible reunion with Stephen A. Smith) to continue his career but he stayed with Fox, inking a $32 million deal with the company.

Via Andrew Marchand of the New York Post:

After lengthy negotiations, it culminated in Fox Sports retaining Bayless with a four-year, $32 million contract, according to sources.

As part of the agreement, Bayless, a professional provocateur, continues to do his daily morning sports debate show on FS1’s “Undisputed” with Shannon Sharpe and host Jenny Taft. Bayless and FS1 are in the early planning stage of a potential second daily show for the afternoons. Bayless is expected to be a solo act for that program.

He will earn $8 million per year for the next four years, a lot of money, even more than some NBA players are set to make this season. Dime shared a list of all the players that earn less money than Skip will get in 2021. There are some big names there, which makes things even crazier.

  • PJ Tucker, $7,969,537
  • LaMelo Ball, $7,839,960
  • Seth Curry, $7,813,953
  • Derrick Rose, $7,682,927
  • Rajon Rondo, $7,500,000
  • Jonathan Isaac, $7,362,566
  • Robin Lopez, $7,300,000
  • Jaren Jackson Jr., $7,257,360
  • Trae Young, $6,571,800
  • Donovan Mitchell, $5,195,501
  • Bam Adebayo, $5,115,492
  • Enes Kanter, $5,005,350
  • Collin Sexton, $4,991,880
  • Mikal Bridges, $4,359,000
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, $4,141,320
  • Jarrett Allen, $3,909,902
  • OG Anunoby, $3,872,215
  • Tyler Herro, $3,822,240
  • Kyle Kuzma, $3,562,178
  • Michael Porter Jr, $3,550,800
  • Boban Marjanovic, $3,500,000
  • Austin Rivers, $3,174,603
  • Donte DiVincenzo, $3,044,160
  • Alex Caruso, $2,750,000
  • Marc Gasol, $2,564,753
  • Carmelo Anthony, $2,564,753
  • Dwight Howard, $2,564,753
  • Udonis Haslem, $2,564,753
  • Jared Dudley, $2,564,753
  • JJ Barea, $2,564,753
  • Jeff Green, $2,564,753
  • Hassan Whiteside, $2,320,004
  • Keldon Johnson, $2,048,040
  • Payton Pritchard, $2,035,800
  • Robert Williams, $2,029,920
  • Shake Milton, $1,701,593
  • Monte Morris, $1,663,861
  • Mitchell Robinson, $1,663,861
  • Kendrick Nunn, $1,663,861
  • Duncan Robinson, $1,663,861
  • Jalen Brunson, $1,663,861
  • Devonte’ Graham, $1,663,861
  • Luguentz Dort, $1,517,981
  • Talen Horton-Tucker, $1,517,981

There are big players like Marc Gasol, Dwight Howard, or Carmelo Anthony making way less than that. Mitchell Robinson, THT, Luguentz Dort, and the Miami Heat Duo of Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn are part of the group that doesn't even make $2 million this year.

PJ Tucker, LaMelo Ball, Seth Curry, and even Donovan Mitchell are making less than the 69-year-old. Of course, some of these players will start receiving more money after signing juicy contracts. But, until then, the analyst will still top all these players with his incredible salary.