NBA Salary Cap
The NBA is a multi-billion dollar industry that puts more power in the player's hand than any other sport. This is just a brief look at the kind of revenue the top player rake in, not including endorsements. Last year almost half of the NBA teams spent over their salary cap recruiting players. The salary cap was put in place to level the playing field between teams that take in a smaller revenue than other teams.
Top Player's Salaries
Team Salary Cap
Top player salaries by contract