Top 10 Richest NBA Players in the World 2021
NBA is one of the highest paying sport in the world. NBA Saw limelight in the year 1946 as the Basketball Association of America.
This is one of the most loved sport in the United States of America. It was first played under moniker before merging it with the National Basketball League in 1949, three years after it started. Basketball started with eleven teams in 1946 but four teams pulled out after the first season.
NBA was dominated by some teams referred to as Team Of The Era in the early 80s. Recently, players in the NBA are been paid well. But top-class players earns more from different endorsement deals around the world.
Richest NBA Players
We are going to be looking at the list of the top 10 Richest NBA Players in 2020:
- LeBron James — Salary $37.4 Million Dollars
- Stephen Curry — Salary $40.2 Million Dollars
- Kevin Durant — Salary $38.2 Million Dollars
- Russell Westbrook — Salary $58.5 million dollars
- James Harden — Salary $38.2 Million Dollars
- Kyrie Irving — Salary $51.7 million dollars
- Klay Thompson — Salary $32.7 Million dollars
- Chris Paul – Salary $38.5 Million Dollars
- Giannisa Antetokounmpo — Salary $25.8 Million Dollars
- Damian Lillard — Salary $28.9 Millions
1. LeBron James / Salary $37.4 Million
LeBron is the number one Richest Basketball Player in the world. His full name is LeBron Raymone James Sr. James was born on 30th December 1984 in Akron, Ohio, United States. He earns a yearly Salary of about $37.4 million dollars.
Raymone plays basketball on the highest level in the world with Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He signed an endorsement rooted in community work with Walmart in 2019.
2. Stephen Curry / Salary $40.2 Million
His full name is Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry. He was born on the 14th March 1988 in Akron, Ohio, United States of America.
Stephen Curry is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Stephen has been named the NBA Most Valuable Player twice and won three NBA championships with is basketball team (Warriors).
His yearly salary is $40.2 million dollars. Curry bought a $31 million dollars house in Atherton, California in June 2019.
3. Kevin Durant / Salary $38.2 Million
His full name is Kevin Wayne Durant. He was born on 29th September 1988 in Suitland, Suitland-Silver Hill, Maryland, United States of America.
Kevin is an American professional basketball player who plays for Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He was recognized and picked in University College basketball team in Texas, and became second overall player pick by SuperSonics in 2007. Kevin’s yearly salary of $38.2 Millon dollars.
4. Russell Westbrook / Salary $58.5 million
Russell Westbrook was born on 12th NOVEMBER, 1988 in Long Beach, California, United States of America. Westbrook is a professional basketball player in America.
He plays for Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He already won eight NBA All-Star and was the NBA Most Valuable Player of 2016 and 2017 season.
Westbrook has a 5-year contract deal worth $207 million dollars which is the biggest in the NBA.
5. James Harden / Salary $38.2 Million
His full name is James Edward Harden Jr. He was born on August 26, 1989, in Los Angeles, California, USA. James isaa Professional Basketball player based in America.
He plays in the Shooting guard, and Point guard for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Harden was named the 6th Man of the year with City Thunder in 2012. In 2009, he was selected as the third overall pick in the NBA draft by City Thunder. His yearly salary is about $38.2 million dollars.
6. Kyrie Irving / Salary $51.7 million
Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association.
He was born on 23rd March 1992 in Melbourne, Australia. Kyrie Irving first overall pick was in NBA Draft in 2011 when he was selected by Cavaliers, and name Rookie that year.
7. Klay Thompson / Salary $32.7 Million
His full name is Klay Alexander Thompson. He was born on the 8th of February 1990 in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.
Klay plays in Shooting guard position for Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He’s one of the greatest shooters in the NBA. Klay Thompson earns $32.7 million dollars yearly. Klay won three NBA with the warriors, and also a five-time NBA All-Star.
8. Chris Paul / Salary $38.5 Million
His full name is Christopher Emmanuel Paul. He was born on 6th May 1985 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America.
Chris Paul is the one prominent American professional basketball player. He plays in the point guard position for Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His yearly salary is about $38.5 million dollars.
Chris has won the most valuable player award in an NBA All-Star Game. He also won the NBA Rookie Award of the Year.
9. Giannisa Antetokounmpo / Salary $25.8 Million
This Greek professional basketball player was born on the 6th December 1994 in Athens, Greece. His full name is Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokounmpo.
He plays professional basketball for Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
Antetokounmpo is a well-talented player with Amazing Basketball skills. His nickname is “Greek Freak.” He earns $24.16 million dollars in 2018.
Greek Freak might seek a five-year contract extension next year with Milwaukee Bucks worth $248 million dollars. If he does, It would be the biggest deal in the history of Basketball.
10. Damian Lillard / Salary $28.9 Millions
Lillard is the number Ten Richest NBA Player in the worth. His full name is Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr. His a popular American professional basketball player.
He plays for Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He was born on 15th July 1990 in Oakland, California, United States of America.
His 2019 salary is around $29.8 Million US dollars. Damian Lillard signed a four-year contract worth $196 million dollars in July 2019 with the Portland Trail Blazers.