Basketball is the most popular sport played all around the world. As a matter of fact, billions of people worldwide in different ages and walks of life love watching basketball games, especially NBA. In this year 2015, here are the top 10 highest paid basketball players:
10. Dwyane Wade
In this year, his team, Miami Heat is in salary cap situation. With that being said, in this NBA season, he has $3.9 million pay. Wade was the excellent partner of LeBron James in the NBA playoffs last season. His salary rate is $15 million.
9. Blake Griffin
He is one of the ace players in Los Angeles Clippers. He is known for his high-flying dunk shots. His 5-year contract in Clippers is worth $95 million. He becomes famous in doing several endorsements for Panini, Red Bull, Kia Motors, Vizio, and Nike/Jordan. His salary is $17.7 million.
8. Derrick Rose
This young basketball superstar is already 26 years old. He was born on October 4, 1988, and he is under the NBA team of Chicago Bulls. He is paid $18.9 million as his salary rate. He is also a famous shoe brand endorser like Adidas, Panini, Giordano, 2K Sports, Skullcandy, Wilson, and Powerade.
7. Kevin Durant
He is also another young basketball superstar with the age of 26 years old. He is currently living in Washington D.C., and he was born on September 29, 1988. Durant was already experienced being an MVP in the NBA playoffs. His salary rate is $19 million.
6. Chris Paul
This Los Angeles Clippers superstar has the salary rate of $20.1 million. Aside from a basketball superstar, he is also a top earner in the product endorsement field. He already made several commercials for Panini, Kaer Permanente, Steiner Sports, Foot Locker, and State Farm.
5. LeBron James
His salary rate is $20.6 million. Currently, he is 30 years old. He was born on December 30, 1984. He is now under the NVA team of Cleveland, Cavaliers. James has an amazing endorsement portfolio. He is a famous endorser of Audemars Piguet, Tencent, Upper Deck, Beats by Dre, Samsung, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Nike.
4. Dwight Howard
He played under Los Angeles Lakers before. But since 2013, he was offered with a nice contract with Houston Rockets, making him transferred to this NBA team. His salary today is $21.4 million.
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3. Carmelo Anthony
His salary rate in basketball is $22.5 million. He is the New York Knicks’ cornerstone player, having $124 million contract in the said basketball team. Currently, he owns a company named M7 Tech Partners, and it started operating since July 2014.
2. Amar’e Stoudemire
He currently has a 5-year basketball contract in New York Knicks worth of $100 million. He is now in his final year. This basketball superstar is already 32 years old. His salary rate is $23.4 million.
1. Kobe Bryant
Since 2013, Kobe Bryant has a $48.5 million contract with Los Angeles Lakers. He is currently 36 years old. He was born on August 23, 1978, and he is currently residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His salary rate is $23.5 million.
These are the 10 highest paid basketball players in the year 2015. You will certainly be amazed on how they play in the court.