It may not only be Heat fans who are unhappy with Tyler Johnson’s impending $19.2 million salary for this year.
An unsubstantiated social media post featured a quote attributed to Phoenix Mercury Britney Griner saying, “You have mediocre players like Tyler Johnson making almost $20 million a year. We deserve more respect.” Griner took to her verified Instagram account to say that she never said that — and added that she doesn’t even know who Johnson is.
Never said this BTW I do believe we should get paid more in the WNBA before players decide to only play overseas and rest our bodies during the summer. However, I never called out a NBA player. I have said that they make a crazy amount of money and it would be nice to make even half of what they make. Also( no disrespect but I don’t even know who he is) wouldn’t call out anybody I don’t know. Especially don’t know what he makes. I just know we don’t make shit.
Of course, Griner has a point. Griner, who is a five-time WNBA All-Star, is earning $113,500. The minimum NBA salary for 2018-19 is $838,000. Even the best WNBA players don’t earn close to as much money as the players who barely make it onto an NBA roster.