Who are the highest-paid NBA players for the 2021-22 season?

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Top highest paid NBA players in 2021
Top highest paid NBA players in 2021

Sports Mania listed the top 10 most paid NBA players for 2021-2022 season and leading them is Stephen Curry who is expected to earn over $45 million in the 2021-22 NBA season. Next on the NBA‘s highest-paid list, is John Wall, who is in the last year of his four-year, $171 million deal that started in 2019.

Listed below is the top 10 players

RankPlayerTeam2021-22 Salary
1Stephen CurryGolden State Warriors$45,780,966
2John WallHouston Rockets$44,310,840
3Russell WestbrookLos Angeles Lakers$44,211,146
4James HardenBrooklyn Nets$43,848,000
5Damian LillardPortland Trail Blazers$43,750,000
6LeBron JamesLeBron James$41,180,544
7Kevin DurantBrooklyn Nets$40,918,900
T-8Paul GeorgeLA Clippers$39,344,970
T-8Giannis AntetokounmpoMilwaukee Bucks$39,344,970
10Klay ThompsonGolden State Warriors$37,980,720
Top 10 highest-paid NBA players for the 2011/22 season with Stephen Curry tops the list

NBA revenue streams

NBA players have two main sources of revenue: salary from the team, and endorsements from companies and brands.

Shoe deals are one of the most profitable sources for athletes. The most notable example is, and will always be Michael Jordan, with Nike.

The legendary basketball player still profits from his signature Air Jordan shoes, which are popular on a global level. Aside from that, beverages (Coca-cola, Pepsi, Redbull,…) or automobiles are also among those benefiting NBA players.