How much do a basketball player earn?

According to www.bls.gov: " Median annual earnings of athletes were $48,310 in 2004-this means that half earned more than this amount and half earned less. Pay for professional athletes vary with the sport. Jockeys, for example, may get a part of the purse or a set fee. Stock car drivers may earn several hundred thousand dollars for a race. Boxers can earn millions of dollars for a fight, and baseball, football, and basketball players may earn millions a year if they are superstars. Tennis players and golfers usually get paid according to how well they play compared to other players. It is only the star professional, however, who earns the "big" money. Those in the "minors" earn very little. "