'It's only money!' 8 sports stars who flash the cash

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NBA star Lance Stephenson caused a bit of a stir when he posted a photo via Instagram of him with a table full of cash, saying "this is what a million dollars looks like!"

Before the good, honest, hard-working general public get up in arms about the Indiana Pacers man 'flaunting' his earnings - his basic salary also comes in at a cool million - this was all part of an educational initiative sponsored by the NBA on managing finances.

But, yes - Stephenson is definitely in the minority on this one. Plenty of other sports stars have given fans every reason to be sensitive to the sight of a famous athlete surrounded by bank notes.

Here are some of the best and most controversial 'sports star plus cash' pictures.

Floyd Mayweather buys 15-year-old son Bentley golf cart
Floyd Mayweather buys 15-year-old son Bentley golf cart
Floyd Mayweather buys 15-year-old son Bentley golf cart
Lance Stephenson (NBA) avec un million de dollar comptant.
Lance Stephenson
Lance Stephenson (NBA) avec un million de dollar comptant.
Liam Ridgewell - The tabloids were all over Ridgewell's snaps of him wiping his backside with money - 'the vilest footballer in Britain'.
'It's only money!' 8 sports stars who flash the cash
Liam Ridgewell - The tabloids were all over Ridgewell's snaps of him wiping his backside with money - 'the vilest footballer in Britain'.
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Floyd Mayweather - "Money is on fire!" "Yeah, Floyd's having a great fight, isn't he?" "No, I mean, there's actual money on fire!"
'It's only money!' 8 sports stars who flash the cash
Floyd Mayweather - "Money is on fire!" "Yeah, Floyd's having a great fight, isn't he?" "No, I mean, there's actual money on fire!"
Phil Bardsley - This casino photo of the world's most expensive chalk outline had then-Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio fuming.
'It's only money!' 8 sports stars who flash the cash
Phil Bardsley - This casino photo of the world's most expensive chalk outline had then-Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio fuming.
Adrien Broner - Former world boxing champion Broner was 'feeling flush' when he decided to post a video of him tearing up 20 dollar bills and sending a small chunk of his income, literally, down the toilet.
'It's only money!' 8 sports stars who flash the cash
Adrien Broner - Former world boxing champion Broner was 'feeling flush' when he decided to post a video of him tearing up 20 dollar bills and sending a small chunk of his income, literally, down the toilet.
Dee Liner - Liner is an American football prospect at the University of Alabama, but he and his friends caught plenty of heat for posing with these huge wads of cash.
'It's only money!' 8 sports stars who flash the cash
Dee Liner - Liner is an American football prospect at the University of Alabama, but he and his friends caught plenty of heat for posing with these huge wads of cash.
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Gilbert Arenas vừa khiến cộng đồng mạng Trung Quốc phẫn nộ khi đăng bức ảnh dùng tiền thay giấy vệ sinh trên Instagram
Floyd Mayweather - "Money is on fire!" "Yeah, Floyd's having a great fight, isn't he?" "No, I mean, there's actual money on fire!"
'It's only money!' 8 sports stars who flash the cash
Floyd Mayweather - "Money is on fire!" "Yeah, Floyd's having a great fight, isn't he?" "No, I mean, there's actual money on fire!"
Phil Bardsley - This casino photo of the world's most expensive chalk outline had then-Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio fuming.
'It's only money!' 8 sports stars who flash the cash
Phil Bardsley - This casino photo of the world's most expensive chalk outline had then-Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio fuming.
Adrien Broner - Former world boxing champion Broner was 'feeling flush' when he decided to post a video of him tearing up 20 dollar bills and sending a small chunk of his income, literally, down the toilet.
'It's only money!' 8 sports stars who flash the cash
Adrien Broner - Former world boxing champion Broner was 'feeling flush' when he decided to post a video of him tearing up 20 dollar bills and sending a small chunk of his income, literally, down the toilet.
Dee Liner - Liner is an American football prospect at the University of Alabama, but he and his friends caught plenty of heat for posing with these huge wads of cash.
'It's only money!' 8 sports stars who flash the cash
Dee Liner - Liner is an American football prospect at the University of Alabama, but he and his friends caught plenty of heat for posing with these huge wads of cash.
Gilbert Arenas vừa khiến cộng đồng mạng Trung Quốc phẫn nộ khi đăng bức ảnh dùng tiền thay giấy vệ sinh trên Instagram
Sao bóng rổ dùng tiền thay giấy vệ sinh, dân mạng Trung Quốc phẫn nộ
Gilbert Arenas vừa khiến cộng đồng mạng Trung Quốc phẫn nộ khi đăng bức ảnh dùng tiền thay giấy vệ sinh trên Instagram

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