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What Would NBA Stars Earn Based On Their College Majors?

Everyone knows the biggest ballers in the NBA bank the big bucks. But how much would these superstars earn if they traded the basketball for a career within their college majors? PayScale's sports and data geeks crunched the numbers and learned that for these seven players, the jersey pays a lot more than business casual. Read on to see how much the paychecks of your favorite NBA stars would change with a nine to five gig.

NBA Star Earnings

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