44. Joel Embiid – Philadelphia 76ers, Basketball:
The towering Embiid signed a five-year, $146,500,000 max extension in late 2017 that averages $29,300,000 a season and $357,317.07 per game. The extension also had $30 million in potential incentives if he was named to the NBA’s All-Pro team or the league MVP.
Embiid is one of the best young players in the league. Philadelphia had to pay him, and he will be a fixture of their championship-seeking franchise for years.