Top Highest-Paid Benchwarmers in Sports [PHOTOS]

But not all best-paid athletes are actually doing their share in the courts as some are named by Forbes as among the ‘top best-paid benchwarmers’ in sports, argued Tom Van Riper of Forbes.

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Though the combined earnings of some Hollywood stars and big artists in the music industry constitute the big chunk of the $690 million earnings made by celebrities over the past twelve months, a few athletes have also been named among the highest paid young celebrities to have raked in millions from May 2010 to May 2011.

Some of these sports personalities include tennis ace Roger Federer and NBA star LeBron James. Federer reportedly raked in an estimated $47 million while LeBron brought home a staggering $48 million, which is not bad for a 24-year-old basketball player.

Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes Magazine said that LeBron and Federer are just among the professional athletes who are collecting millions in their own fields.

But not all best-paid athletes are actually doing their share in the courts as some are named by Forbes as among the ‘top best-paid benchwarmers’ in sports, argued Tom Van Riper of Forbes.

Scroll down to see the top five sports personalities with a big paycheck while warming themselves on the bench as their teammate are battling themselves to win for the team.