In 2011, some NBA players found themselves having to leave the country to find work during the NBA Lockout. While that was a temporary situation for them, it’s an every year reality for even the most popular, highest-paid WNBA player. Players like Candace Parker, Tamika Catchings and Diana Taurasi, all of which whose jerseys are top 10 sellers, still play overseas in the offseason to keep money coming in. In fact, some actually make more over there than they do in the WNBA. A top player can earn over $500,000 playing for seven months. But this also means that they are playing basketball year round, with no breaks.