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
|1||Stephen Curry||Golden State Warriors||$45,780,966|
|2||John Wall||Houston Rockets||$44,310,840|
|3||Russell Westbrook||Los Angeles Lakers||$44,211,146|
|4||James Harden||Brooklyn Nets||$43,848,000|
|5||Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers||$43,750,000|
|6||LeBron James||LeBron James||$41,180,544|
|7||Kevin Durant||Brooklyn Nets||$40,918,900|
|T-8||Paul George||LA Clippers||$39,344,970|
|T-8||Giannis Antetokounmpo||Milwaukee Bucks||$39,344,970|
|10||Klay Thompson||Golden State Warriors||$37,980,720|
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.