PayScale.com has assembled this infographic that highlights what Bosh and other NBA stars might expect their annual salaries to look like based on their focus in the classroom rather than on the court. Data comes from the PayScale salary database and ESPN.
Some could be doing relatively well – like Metta World Peace, who could be bringing in $83,000 with his math degree from St. John’s… imagine him as your math teacher? -- while others would be looking for second jobs to supplement.
With average NBA careers lasting in the neighborhood of five years, that college coursework (unfinished as it may be with waves of underclassmen entering the league) comes into play for many while still in their twenties. Though, if they've cared for their accounts, their NBA pay should be plenty to provide a cushion and ease the transition back to the ranks of the real world.
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