Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Players
By Dana Alyssa Ramos | August 25, 2014 5:26 PM EST
Here is the list of the 2014 top 10 highest paid NBA players.
Disclaimer: The list includes 2014-2015 NBA salary and 2014 endorsements only.
Kobe Bryant (C) of NBA's Los Angeles Lakers attends a promotional event in Shanghai, July 31, 2014.
1. LeBron James
Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Salary: $20.6 million
Endorsements: $42 million
Total earnings: $62.6 million
James' sponsors include McDonald's, Nike, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Dunkin' Donuts and others.
2. Kobe Bryant
Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Salary: $23.5 million
Endorsements: $34 million
Total earnings: $57.5 million
Bryant deals include Turkish Air, Hublot, Lenovo, Panini and Nike.
3. Derrick Rose
Team: Chicago Bulls
Salary: $18.8 million
Endorsements: $21 million
Total earnings: $39.8 million
Although injuries kept Rose away from the past three NBA seasons, he remains to receive his full Bulls' salary and $185 million Adidas endorsement.
4 Kevin Durant
Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Salary: $18.9 million
Endorsements: $14 million
Total earnings: $32.9 million
Kevin Durant's endorsements include Sprint, BBVA, Panini, 2K Sports, Skullcandy, and Kind snacks.
5. Carmelo Anthony
Team: New York Knicks
Salary: $22.4 million
Endorsements: $9 million
Total earnings: $31.4 million
Anthony's off the court through deals include Nike's Jordan Brand, IWC, Foot Locker, Steiner Sports and Mission.
6. Amar'e Stoudemire
Team: New York Knicks
Salary: $23.4 million
Endorsements: $6.5 million
Total earnings: $29.9 million
The six-time All-Star signed a Nike deal in 2011.
7. Dwight Howard
Team: Houston Rockets
Salary: $21.4 million
Endorsements: $6 million
Total earnings: $27.4 million
Howard has a rich Adidas deal.
8. Dwyane Wade
Team: Miami Heat
Salary: $15 million
Endorsements: $12 million
Total earnings: $27 million
Wade has endorsement deals with Gatorade, Li-Ning, Hublot, Dove and Pepperidge Farm.
9. Joe Johnson
Team: Brooklyn Nets
Salary: $23.1 million
Endorsements: $1 million
Total earnings: $24.1 million
Johnson has sponsorship from Nike as a Jordan Brand athlete.
10. Chris Paul
Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Salary: $20 million
Endorsements: $4 million
Total earnings: $24 million
Paul recently signed a $107.3 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.
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