When LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh signed their deals with Miami, most assumed they became the highest-paid trio in the league.

Highest paid NBA trio? Nope. These three don't even crack the Top 5.

Not so.

In fact, they aren’t even close.

The trios that earn more than them might surprise you.

Here are the Top 10 highest-paid NBA trios (numbers are rounded, hoopshype is the source):

1. Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum (LA Lakers) – $56 million

Back-to-back titles. Enough said. Though, one might feel better about that huge number if Bynum could ever stay healthy an entire season.

2. Rashard Lewis, Vince Carter, Dwight Howard (Orlando) – $54 million

Over the last two seasons they’ve made the NBA Finals and conference finals, but no thanks to Carter or Lewis (this past season anyway). Pretty shocking number.

3. Carmello Anthony, Kenyon Martin, Chauncey Billups (Denver) – $47 million

Anthony and Martin will be off the books soon, but yeeeesh. Not exactly the trio you want to be breaking the bank for.

4. Andrei Kirilenko, Deron Williams, Al Jefferson (Utah) – $46 million

I’m excited to see Jefferson with an elite point guard, but what a waste Kirilenko is. This trio is far too high on the list.

5. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili (San Antonio) – $44 million

How do you put a price on two titles? You don't.

Like the Lakers, when you win championships it’s hard to argue. This trio is getting a little long in the tooth though.

6. LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade (Miami) – $43 million

Nobody needs a refresher on this story. Coming in at No. 6 on this list looks like a steal though.

7. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen (Boston) – $42.7 million

With a title to their credit, you can live with it. But like the Spurs, these guys are getting quite old and crusty.

8. Predrag Stojakovic, Chris Paul, Emeka Okafor (New Orleans) – $42 million

Have to love guaranteed contracts. Bet you didn’t know Stojakovic will make more than Paul next season. Oh, and more than James, Bosh, and Wade to name a few others.

9. Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler, Jason Terry (Dallas) – $41 million

Poor Mark Cuban. The guy tries so hard. It’s just not working.

10. Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph, Marko Jaric (Memphis) – $39 million

Gay’s contract isn’t finalized, but I used $14 million which I’ve seen as an estimate for the 2010-11 season. And no, I’m not really sure who Jaric is either.

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