Here's a snip from an online article by Douglas Stark... "The setting was Trenton, the thriving capital city of New Jersey. The date was November 7, 1896. The place was Masonic Temple, a multi-purpose building in downtown Trenton. The event was a Basketball game between the Trenton Basketball Team and the Brooklyn YMCA. The significance was that the game "presumably" represented the first professional contest in which the players were paid to play." Read the rest: http://www.hoophall.com/history/trenton_feature.htm
the highest paid basketball player is mj he gets paid 35,000,000 not from basketball from comercails and sponsors
Mac Cardona has long been the highest paid basketball player in the PBA.
A soccer player.
they first payed basketball players in 1896
The first time basketball players got paid was in 1896
basketball players by far
The first female basketball player was Teresa Edwards.
As of now Kevin Garnett is the highest pid basketball player.
200,000 and above