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WHAT DO YOU MEAN I’M BROKE?

NBA players’ financial security no slam dunk

It was a decade ago Kenny Anderson, then a Boston Celtics point guard, set a standard that has helped define the filthy-rich silliness of NBA players.

With the league two months into a lockout, Anderson lamented times were so tight, he might have to pare down his fleet of luxury automobiles.

He confided to The New York Times he owned eight cars, including a Porsche, a Lexus and a Range Rover. He was thinking of shedding a Benz.

Seen 10 years down a prosperous road, Anderson’s parking garage looks downright quaint. With the average player’s salary having approximately doubled in a decade to $5.36 million (U.S.), the definition of NBA excess has become, well, more excessive.

“I’ve seen (an NBA player) having two cars a day to drive. You know, 14 cars,” said Raptors sharpshooter Jason Kapono the other day. “Think about how absurd it is. You say 14 cars. All right, you may have some kids, a family of nine. But a single guy having 14 cars? (STORY CONTINUES HERE)

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