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Who is the NBA’s highest-paid player? Steph Curry, Lebron James lead the pack of top earners

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Playing in the National Basketball Association is profitable. In fact, NBA players are, on average, the highest paid athletes in the world. according to statista.com. Average salary in the NBA for the 2021-2022 season – $7.3 million..

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Ten highest salaries in the NBA in the 2021-2022 season. exceeds $39 million, including superstars Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Game 6: Steph Curry and the Warriors celebrate victory over the Celtics.
Game 6: Steph Curry and the Warriors celebrate victory over the Celtics.
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Four rings: Is it finally time to include Steph Curry in the list of the 10 best NBA players of all time?

But who will bring home the biggest bag Indeed?

Well, it depends on how you choose to cut it. If we’re talking about who is the highest paid in the NBA franchise? Then Curry, who August signed a $215 million guaranteed four-year extension. with the Warriors, according to most reviews, it is in the lead.

If we consider off-court deals, James is by far the best guy. according to Forbes.

Here Spotrac.com The 10 highest paid NBA players based on their average annual value, which takes a player’s contract and divides it by the number of years of the contract.

According to these calculations, Philadelphia center Joel Embiid is second only to Curry on the list. Embiid signed Nearly $196 million four-year mega contract with the 76ers in August.

Fifth on the list is reigning NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Greek power forward who led the Bucks’ wild comeback against the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals after losing two games to zero in a best-of-seven series. Antetokounmpo signed five-year, $228 million contract extension in 2020.

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Highest Paid NBA Players by AAV (Annual Average):

  1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors $53.8 million – $215.3 million over four years

  2. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers; $48.9 million – $195.9 million over four years

  3. Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat; $48.7 million – $146.3 million over three years

  4. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets; $48.5 million – $194.2 million over four years

  5. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks; $45.6 million – $228.2 million over five years

  6. Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers; $44 million – $176.2 million over four years

  7. Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers; $44 million – $176.2 million over four years

  8. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers $44 million – $176.2 million over four years

  9. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers; $42.8 million – $85.6 million over two years

  10. James Harden, Philadelphia 76ers; $42.7 million – $171.1 million over four years

The highest paid NBA players by salary in the 2021-2022 season.

Here are the 10 highest paid NBA players based on their salary for the 2021-2022 season. according to ESPN. This figure corresponds to the league’s annual salary cap. set at $112.4 million. this season.

  1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors $45.7 million

  2. James Harden, Philadelphia 76ers; $44.3 million

  3. John Wall, Houston Rockets; $44.3 million

  4. Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers; $44.2 million

  5. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets; $42 million

  6. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers; $41.1 million

  7. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks; $39.3 million

  8. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers $39.3 million

  9. Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers; $39.3 million

  10. Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers; $39.3 million

Get four NBA titles and four Finals MVP for LeBron James.
Get four NBA titles and four Finals MVP for LeBron James.

But if you factor in off-court income, “King” James sits on the throne. The 37-year-old four-time NBA champion is the second highest paid athlete in the world. according to Forbesprojected revenue of $121.2 million in 2022.

Curry and Durant also top the list. Each of Forbes projects will earn more than $92 million this year, ranking fourth and fifth in its rankings.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Highest-paid NBA players: Steph Curry and LeBron James top the list of highest paid players



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