Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Players

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Kobe Bryant (C) of NBA's Los Angeles Lakers attends a promotional event in Shanghai, July 31, 2014.
Kobe Bryant (C) of NBA's Los Angeles Lakers attends a promotional event in Shanghai, July 31, 2014. REUTERS

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.

1. LeBron James

Age: 29 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

Age: 36 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

Age: 25 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

Age: 25 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

Age: 30 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

Age: 31 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

Age: 28 Team: Houston Rockets Salary: $21.4 million Endorsements: $6 million

Total earnings: $27.4 million

Howard has a rich Adidas deal.

8. Dwyane Wade

Age: 32 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

Age: 33 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

Age: 29 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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