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NBA players to miss today's paychecks

Kobe_250If any NBA player went to an ATM today, he probably noticed that he didn’t get a paycheck from his team.

That’s because on the first day when NBA players were supposed to be paid for the 2011-12 season (Nov. 15), they didn’t get any money because they have been locked out for 139 days.

The average NBA player will lose $220,000 today.

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, due to earn $25,244,493 this season, will lose $1,051,832 today.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James, due to earn $16,022,500 this season, will lose $667,603 today.

Not that any fans feel sorry for these guys.

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-- Broderick Turner

Photo: Kobe Bryant. Credit: Patrick McDermott / Getty Images

 
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