LeBron James is the highest-paid player in the NBA for the 2021-22 season, taking first place for a record eighth consecutive year.
James tops Forbes list of highest paid NBA players, Los Angeles Lakers star is expected to earn $ 111.2 million, $ 41.2 million from his NBA salary and $ 70 million from various companies off the field.
The 36-year-old is making $ 32 million from it thanks to his lucrative deal with Nike, a “skin” in the popular video game Fortnite and a recent investment with home fitness company Tonal.
James also starred in Space Jam: A New Legacy, which grossed $ 161 million at the box office, produced by his media and entertainment company “The SpringHill Company”. According to Forbes, James and his business partner Maverick Carter recently sold a minority stake in the company to a group of investors, including RedBird Capital Partners, Fenway Sports Group, Nike and Epic Games for a valuation of around $ 725 million.
His $ 111.2 million is a new NBA earnings record, breaking the previous record of $ 96.5 million set by James last season and he is only the 10th athlete to surpass $ 100 million in one single year, joining Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Dak Prescott, Tiger Woods, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Roger Federer and Conor McGregor.
Golden State Warriors goalie Stephen Curry is the second highest paid player on the NBA list at $ 92.8 million, while Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant comes in third with $ 87.9 million. dollars.
Check out the full top 10 list here:
|1.||James lebron||$ 111.2 million||$ 41.2 million||$ 70 million|
|2.||Stephen curry||$ 92.8 million||$ 45.8 million||$ 47 million|
|3.||Kevin Durant||$ 87.9 million||$ 40.9 million||$ 47 million|
|4.||Giannis Antetokounmpo||$ 80.3 million||$ 39.3 million||$ 41 million|
|5.||Russell westbrook||$ 74.2 million||$ 44.2 million||$ 30 million|
|6.||James harden||$ 62.3 million||$ 44.3 million||$ 18 million|
|7.||Damien lillard||$ 56.3 million||$ 39.3 million||$ 17 million|
|8.||Klay thompson||$ 54 million||$ 38 million||$ 16 million|
|9.||Paul Georges||$ 47.8 million||$ 39.3 million||$ 8.5 million|
|ten.||Jimmy butler||$ 47 million||$ 36 million||$ 11 million|