NBA superstars are among the best basketball athletes in the league and can put up mind-boggling figures in the box score.
Not only are they skilled at basketball, but they also know how to pad their bank accounts in other ways outside simply their playing ability. In addition to the millions of dollars they earn on the court, the most prominent players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) also generate millions through sponsorships, business ventures, memorabilia sales, and licensing rights.
After signing a four-year contract deal for a total of $215,353,664, which will go into effect with the 2022-23 NBA season, point guard Stephen Curry, who is 6 feet 2 inches tall, is now valued greater than his weight in gold. During the agreement, he would pull in an annual salary of approximately $54 million on average.
His 13-year career has been spectacular, as he has amassed an astounding 24.3 ppg on average while leading the Warriors to 3 NBA titles and 6 NBA Finals appearances. Many people in the NBA community believe him to be one of the league's all-time best shooters.
Curry is not a 7-foot monster, so he is more accessible to the typical NBA fan because of this. As a result, some of Curry's appeal may be attributed to his size. He has a massive sponsorship deal with Under Armour, contributing to his overall wealth.
After graduating from high school, LeBron James was first selected by the Cleveland Cavs in the NBA draft in the year 2003. In recent memory, the 6-foot-8 powerhouse forward who went by the moniker King James was the most-hyped first-year player to join the NBA.
James has played for the Cavaliers, the Miami Heat, and the Los Angeles Lakers during his 19-year career. He won four NBA titles and appeared in six NBA Finals during that time. Even at the age of 37, he is still one of the most dominant players in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and he is on the list of all best NBA players. James became the first ongoing NBA player to ever reach billionaire status on June 3, 2022, when Forbes updated his net worth to reflect that he had reached $1 billion.
Shaquille O'Neal has had such a successful career in the NBA that he has earned nearly as many nicknames as scoring titles and championships.
During his 19-year career in the NBA, the former star, who is now 50 years old, was called the Big Engine, Big Aristotle, or just Shaq. O'Neal was among the most formidable athletes of all time, and he won four NBA championships while playing for the LA Lakers and the Miami Heat. He was 7 feet 1 inch tall and weighed 325 pounds.
The 2004-2005 season with the Lakers was where O'Neal earned the most money in a single season, totaling $27,696,430.
O'Neal's wealth is growing even though he now works as a TNT commentator.
Durant, who is 33 years old, has led the Golden State Warriors to two NBA titles during his time with the team. He tore his Calf muscle as the Warriors were competing in another Nba Playoffs in 2019, and during that summer, he signed with the Nets as a free agent after the Warriors were eliminated.
The Seattle SuperSonics selected the 6-foot-10 forward with the second overall choice in the NBA draft in 2007. During Durant's second season in the league, the SuperSonics changed their name to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
As a result of the contract extension that he signed in August of 2021 for a total of $194,219,320 over four years, Durant's basic salary for the following season will be close to $43 million. Durant has a variety of sources of revenue outside of the sport of basketball as well, including millions through endorsement agreements with companies like Nike.Back