Special Report

The Highest Paid Athletes in Sports History

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40. Miguel Cabrera
> Avg. annual value: $31,000,000
> Contract length, value: 8 years, $248 million
> First year in effect: 2016
> Position, team: First base, Detroit Tigers
> Accolades: 11x All-Star, 4x Batting Title, 2x MVP

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39. Kristaps Porzingis
> Avg. annual value: $31,650,600
> Contract length, value: 5 years, $158.3 million
> First year in effect: 2019
> Position, team: Power forward, Dallas Mavericks
> Accolades: 1x All-Star

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38. Devin Booker
> Avg. annual value: $31,650,600
> Contract length, value: 5 years, $158.3 million
> First year in effect: 2019
> Position, team: Shooting guard, Phoenix Suns
> Accolades: 2015-2016 All Rookie Team 1st Team

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37. Karl-Anthony Towns
> Avg. annual value: $31,650,600
> Contract length, value: 5 years, $158.3 million
> First year in effect: 2019
> Position, team: Center, Minnesota Timberwolves
> Accolades: 2x All-Star, Rookie of the Year

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36. Gordon Hayward
> Avg. annual value: $31,957,493
> Contract length, value: 4 years, $127.8 million
> First year in effect: 2017
> Position, team: Small forward, Boston Celtics
> Accolades: 1x All-Star