Re: If you were a NBA player, would you judge teammates based on what they make?
Definitely. If there was no salary cap nobody would care, but your teammates' salaries are going to affect you. If I was Dwight Howard I'd be pissed at Rashard Lewis for sucking up a ton of money that could have helped my team win a championship and failing to deliver the results.
I probably wouldn't say anything about it though, that would be totally unprofessional.