Forbes recently released its list of highest paid entertainers in 2019 and many of our NBA favorites have made it onto the list. Although most of the names on the list are no surprise (you see, King James), some have flown under your radar. These basketball players have earned their money on the court. Of course, but they've also invested in apps, created sneaker collaborations and even started their own production companies.
Here are the top 10 highest paid basketball players.
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1  LeBron James: $ 89 Million
King James has a four-year deal with the Lakers, worth $ 153 million, but he earns most of his money Dorsements – According to Forbes he has the top endorsement portfolio of the NBA.
James also has his own production company and his own media company. In addition, he and his partners own 14 Blaze pizza franchises in Chicago and seven in Florida.
Steph Curry: $ 79.8 million
In 2017, Curry signed the NBA's first $ 200 million contract. He was also paid the highest salary in the league in the last two seasons. He is sponsored by companies like Palm and Rakuten.
In addition, Curry's production company Unanimous Media has a development contract with Sony Pictures.
Kevin Durant: $ 65.4 million
Durant has high-paid contracts with teams such as the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors, but recently he signed a four-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets up to 164 million dollars.
Durant has also invested in companies such as Postmates and Acorns.
Russell Westbrook: $ 53.7 M
While Westbrook was recently traded on the Houston Rockets, he first landed in 2017 with the Oklahoma City Thunder for $ 205 million, an extension of five years ,
In 2017, Westbrook extended its contract with Nike for an amazing ten more years.
James Harden: $ 47.7 million.
Harden signed an extension of four years with the Houston Rockets worth $ 171 million in 2017 also no lie: he is the face of the adi's NBA campaign; He works with brands like BodyArmor. and he helps to promote Kobe Bryant's Art of Sport brand.
Chris Paul: $ 43.8 million
Paul was sold to the Houston Rockets by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2017. In 2018, he and the team signed a four-year extension of $ 160 million. He was recently traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
And of course, Paul is known for his hilarious commercials on State Farm.
Kyrie Irving: $ 43.3 million
In the summer of 2019, Irving signed a $ 141 million four-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets after previously playing for the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Forbes also notes a series of facts about the 27-year-old: his Nike shoe is a best-selling NBA player's sneakers; his viral Pepsi ad led to a feature film from 2018 ( Uncle Drew] and his jersey was classified as the fourth most popular NBA jersey in the 2018-19 season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo: US $ 43.2 million
In 2016, Antetokounmpo signed a Fourth Year, $ 100 million extension with the Milwaukee Bucks, he also extended his Nike contract, taking his annual salary a big jump – from $ 20,000 to $ 9 million Damian Lilliard: $ 41.1 million Lilliard currently has a five-year contract over $ 140 million the Portland Trail Blazers, but also recently signed a four-year extension of $ 196 million (representing its current total contract by six years and 258 million b extended storage). He also has a shoe line with Adidas and was best known by some for his profitable recruitment in the 2019 NBA playoffs and meme coming soon after.
Blake Griffin: $ 39.1 million
Griffin plays for the Detroit Pistons and currently has a five-year deal worth $ 171 million. He is also co-owner of a production company with footballer Matt Kalil and is planning a reboot of White Men Can & # 39; t Jump .
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