It is hard to imagine that NBA players should worry about bankruptcy after this summer. The signing of Timofey Mozgov started a trend of stunning contracts for not-so-great NBA players. The Lakers agreed to pay $64 million dollars to someone who scored a total of 7 points in this year’s finals series. That’s nearly $10 million per point!
While NBA players got hefty paychecks this summer, they must learn from their predecessor’s financial mistakes. According to Sports Illustrated, approximately 60% of NBA players go bankrupt after 5 years of their retirement. Whether you were lucky enough to be an NBA player this summer or just an average American, here are 4 tips you can follow to avoid bankruptcy.