Ben Hoffman writes: “In his 18-year career, Shaquille O’Neal has put up plenty of big numbers. He has scored 28,255 points, grabbed 12,921 rebounds, won 4 N.B.A. championships and made 5,862 free throws (though it took him 11,121 attempts.) But the biggest number of all for O’Neal is $290,846,146, his career earnings according to Basketball-Reference.com.”

So don’t feel bad for Shaq when he has to take a major pay cut this summer.