NBA ALL STAR 2023
Does being an All-Star affect the salary of NBA players?
The NBA All-Star weekend starts this Friday, February 17th, at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In recent years, the NBA has tried to increase the competitiveness of its All-Star Game by increasing the prize money on offer. Of course, the amount is but a drop in the vast pool of their finances relative to what players make in just their contracts alone. Yet, according to some, it has made a difference
For some players, it is not just what they can earn by playing at the NBA All-Star game or participating in some of the events. But it is about what they could hope to earn if they are selected for the All-Star game and weekend events through the contracts with their teams.
Is being an NBA All-Start affect players’ salaries?
The short answer is yes. If a player is selected to be an All-Star player, his salary can see a raise.
When players sign their contracts, some teams add clauses that incentive them to reach curtains goals. For some, those goals can be a certain number of games played in the season or to reach the playoffs. One of the more common clauses for some players is to reach the NBA All-Star game.
This clause is usually set for those players who have yet to reach the NBA All-Star game. Rookies or guys who need the extra push.