NBA is one of the popular sports in the world. As an NBA fan, a question always comes to my mind – who are the top highest-paid players in the world?
In this article, I will tell you who they are and how much salary they actually get.
Here are 10 NBA players with the highest payouts per year.
1. Stephen Curry
Despite only playing in four matches due to a hand injury, Stephen Curry is the highest-paid player and the only player who has managed to reach the payout figure of up to USD 40.2 million. The player who is now on the Golden State Warriors team with a position as a point guard has signed a five-year contract in 2017 worth USD 201.2 million or Rp2.95 trillion.
2. Russell Westbrook
Playing as a point guard on the Houston Rockets team, Russell Westbrook has revenues of up to USD 38.5 million. The player has signed a five-year contract with his club is the most profitable in the endorsement deal, which reached USD 18 million.
3. Chris Paul
A player from Oklahoma City Thunder, Chris Paul, also has the same fee as Russell Westbrook, which is worth USD 38.5 million. He plays as a point guard has signed a four-year contract with a contract value of USD 159.7 million.
4. John Wall
Having a four-year contract with the Washington Wizards team, John Wall has a fee of up to USD 38.2 million per season. He plays as a point guard and has 23 points per game since the 2016-2017 season.
5. James Harden
Playing for the Houston Rockets, James Harden has a four-year contract with a pay per season of USD 38.2 million. The player who plays as a shooting guard has a USD 171.1 million contracts with the Rockets.
6. LeBron James
Posing as the Small Forward, LeBron James is on the list of the highest-paid basketball players with a value of USD 37.4 million. The Los Angeles Lakers player has a contract of four with a value of USD 153.3 million. The player who recently got the MVP is also the basketball player with the massive endorsement profit, which reached USD 50 million.
7. Kevin Durant
Although he has not played since his fifth match against the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant gets a salary of USD 37.2 million or around Rp.547.2 billion per season. Besides, this Brooklyn Nets player also managed to secure his contract in the next four years with a value of USD 164.3 million or IDR 2.41 trillion.
8. John Wall
John Wall has not played a full season after signed by the Washington Wizards four years ago for $ 171.1 million. Wall even only scored an average of 23 points and 11 assists per game. Even so, he still made 38.2 million dollars a year to the next year.
9. Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin (worth is 34.2 million US dollars) signed a five-year contract with the LA Clippers in 2017. But, unexpectedly, six months later, the team experiencing financial problems. So they sold him to the Detroit Pistons.
10. Kyle Lowry
Three years ago, Lowry signed a $100 million contract with the Toronto Raptors. The contract expires this year. However, management decided to extend his contract. They want to pay him $31 million until the end of the 2021 season.
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