Special Report

The Highest Paid Athletes in Sports History

45. Manny Machado
> Avg. annual value: $30,000,000
> Contract length, value: 10 years, $300 million
> First year in effect: 2019
> Position, team: Third base, San Diego Padres
> Accolades: 4x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove

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44. Kevin Love
> Avg. annual value: $30,100,543
> Contract length, value: 4 years, $120.4 million
> First year in effect: 2019
> Position, team: Center, Cleveland Cavaliers
> Accolades: 5x All-Star

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43. Mike Conley
> Avg. annual value: $30,521,115
> Contract length, value: 5 years, $152.6 million
> First year in effect: 2016
> Position, team: Point guard, Utah Jazz (signed w/Memphis Grizzlies)
> Accolades: 1x All-Defensive 2nd team

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42. Clayton Kershaw
> Avg. annual value: $31,000,000
> Contract length, value: 3 years, $93 million
> First year in effect: 2019
> Position, team: Starting pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers
> Accolades: 8x All-Star, 3x Cy Young, 1x MVP

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41. David Price
> Avg. annual value: $31,000,000
> Contract length, value: 7 years, $217 million
> First year in effect: 2016
> Position, team: Starting pitcher, Boston Red Sox
> Accolades: 5x All-Star, 1x Cy Young