Forbes: LeBron still king of NBA earners
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is the NBA's highest-paid player for the fifth consecutive year with $88.7 million in earnings -- including $53 million off the court, according to a Forbes list published Tuesday.
Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry ($79.5 million) and Kevin Durant
($65 million) ranked second and third, with Oklahoma City Thunder guard
Russell Westbrook ($53.7 million) and Houston Rockets guard James Harden
($47.4 million) rounding out the top five.
James' non-salary income includes lucrative endorsement deals with Nike,
Coca-Cola and Beats By Dre, plus revenue from his Hollywood production
company, SpringHill Entertainment, and his investment in the Blaze Pizza
Forbes estimated James' net worth at $450 million.
The NBA's top 10 earners will make an estimated $540 million in 2019 from
salaries, endorsements, appearances, royalties and media deals. That is up
more than $180 million from the top 10 earners just five years ago, according
--Field Level Media