NBA Stars are payed top dollar for being the best at what they do. Some people may disagree with how much their paid. That all doesn’t matter as long as they are entertaining to watch and put up numbers. We will take a look at the top 5 most payed NBA stars for this season.

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1) Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant recently signed a two-year contract in November bringing him $48.5 million that will keep him at the top of the NBA’s list of most payed baller’s around. After tying with John Stockton for most seasons played in the NBA on one team, Kobe is seeking his sixth championship with the Lakers for 2014 – 2015, even though the teams currently off to a slow start.

Total earnings: $64.5 million

Salary: $30.5 million

Endorsements: $34 million

 

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2) LeBron James

With backings from Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Samsung and Dunkin’ Donuts Bron’ Bron is definitely a key player on the cavaliers even after leaving and coming back to put the team on his back. The Cleveland all-star saw championships late in his career but with rings coming in back to back I can’t wait to see if he can come through with another title during the 2014 – 2015 season.

Total earnings: $61.1 million

Salary: $19.1 million

Endorsements: $42 million

 

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3) Derrick Rose

For the past few seasons it’s been hard for D Rose to shine due to injuries. The All star player has still been picking up his checks from Adidas, raking in a total salary income of $185 million. Rose also has a 13-year deal with Adidas that’s pretty hefty if I do say so myself!

Total earnings: $38.6 million

Salary: $17.6 million

Endorsements: $21 million

 

 

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4) Kevin Durant

After taking three titles as the leading scoring champ over the past years. Kevin Durant decided to work with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports starting in June as the Agency’s first client. Sweeping the name of Most Valuable Player during 2013 – 2014 I believe Kevin D is going to have a great year during the 2014 – 2015 season.

Total earnings: $31.8 million

Salary: $17.8 million
Endorsements: $14 million

 

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5) Dwyane Wade

Dwayne Wade is a self made entrepreneur, sporting his own brand of menswear in addition to endorsement deals with Li-Ning, Gatorade, Hublot, Pepperidge Farm and Dove. He might of come in at number 5 on our list of the most payed players in the NBA but a cool 30.7 Million in total earnings doesn’t sound too bad to me!

Total earnings: $30.7 million

Salary: $18.7 million

Endorsements: $12 million

 

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