Forbes has released its annual list of the highest-paid NBA players for 2021, led by LeBron James, star of the Los Angeles Lakers, Stephen Curry, star of the Golden State Warriors, and Kevin Durant, star of the Brooklyn Nets.
James is a leader with estimated earnings of $ 95.4 million including a salary of $ 31.4 million and a note of $ 64 million.
Curry ranks second with an estimated profit of $ 74.4 million, including a $ 34.4 million salary and $ 40 million endorsements.
Durant ranks third with an estimated profit of $ 65.2 million including a salary of $ 31.2 million and an endorsement of $ 34 million.
James, Curry, and Durant each make a significant portion of their annual shoe stores.
Curry recently signed a massive sponsorship renewal with Under Armor.
Both Curry and Under Armor want to develop the brand name “Curry” similar to Jordan with Nike.
According to Forbes, the player of the same name will be rewarded with a proportionate salary when the “Curry” brand takes off.
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo recently signed the largest deal in NBA history for $ 228 million – but not until next season.
It is clear that the best basketball players in the world have not been hit too hard financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.