Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 4/6/13
Forbes published a list on Friday of the most overpaid active NBA players. Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony topped the list, which also included Dirk Nowitzki (ok?), Rudy Gay (duh) and Joe Johnson (double-duh). Clocking in at #8 was Spurs forward Stephen Jackson, who is set to make roughly $10 million this season. Naturally, reporters asked Captain Jack for his thoughts, and he replied with the most factual statement ever made about overpaid players (or, player — singular — in this case): I can name at least ten people that’s overpaid. One is the worst of all time, and I played with him. Jim McIlvaine. He robbed the league with no mask, no type of weapon. He just went in there and said ‘give me all the money’…what is it, $99 million, or somethin’? And played one year in Seattle and New Jersey? Jim McIlvaine should be number one. To be fair to Jimmy Mac, he played for three teams (Bullets, SuperSonics, Nets) over the course of seven seasons, but with career averages of 2.7 points and 3.1 blocks (wait, did I say blocks? I meant rebounds) per game, the seven-year, $33.6 million deal he signed in 1996 absolutely lands him at #1 on the all-time list. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go chug a fifth of vodka, in an attempt to forget that ever happened. [NBA] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Divac makes bold promise after trading DeMarcus Cousins

Popovich praises Magic, wishes him well with Lakers

Report: Andrew Bogut likely to join Cavs after buyout

Report: Broncos expected to 'at least discuss' Romo

Report: Raiders don't expect to keep Latavius Murray

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Josh Hamilton needs another knee operation

Ball's father says comment about Lakers was misquoted

Revis hints he is open to taking significant pay cut

Several NBA executives have concerns about Lonzo Ball’s father

Kim Mulkey gives awful post-game speech about Baylor scandal

Bill Walton goes shirtless during ESPN broadcast to the dismay of one woman

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker