The NBA’s 10 Highest-Paid Players (Salary And Endorsements)

The NBA’s 10 Highest-Paid Players (Salary And Endorsements)

 

There is a weird sensation about how much NBA players, or athletes in general, make in a year. Everybody wants to know the details and a lot of people are talking about it. I do, too.

While we know how much the players are being paid by their respective teams, we’re always interested in how much it is in total, endorsement deals included.

In comes the annual Forbes’ list, and to cut things short, LeBron James and Stephen Curry unsurprisingly are the NBA’s highest-paid players.

Here’s the top 10:

 

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#1, LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers):

Salary/bonuses: $35.7 million

Endorsements: $53 million

Total Earnings: $88.7 million

 

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#2, Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors):

Salary/bonuses: $37.5 million

Endorsements: $42 million

Total Earnings: $79.5 million

 

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#3, Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors):

Salary/bonuses: $30 million

Endorsements: $35 million

Total Earnings: $65 million

 

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#4, Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder):

Salary/bonuses: $35.7 million

Endorsements: $18 million

Total Earnings: $53.7 million

 

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#5, James Harden (Houston Rockets):

Salary/bonuses: $30.4 million

Endorsements: $17 million

Total Earnings: $47.4 million

 

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#6, Chris Paul (Houston Rockets):

Salary/bonuses: $35.7 million

Endorsements: $8 million

Total Earnings: $43.7 million

 

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#7, Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks):

Salary/bonuses: $24.2 million

Endorsements: $19 million

Total Earnings: $43.2 million

 

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#8, Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers):

Salary/bonuses: $28 million

Endorsements: $13 million

Total Earnings: $41 million

 

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#9, Blake Griffin (Detroit Pistons):

Salary/bonuses: $32.1 million

Endorsements: $7 million

Total Earnings: $39.1 million

 

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#10, Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder):

Salary/bonuses: $30.6 million

Endorsements: $8 million

Total Earnings: $38.6 million

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