Top 10 highest-paid NBA players this season



Top 10 richest basketball players in 2024
Basketball as one of the leading sports globally gets its own share of media attention and remuneration for players who participate.

Ranked as the highest-paying sport in the world, according to Sports Brief, the slam dunk game has an average pay of $8.5 million per annum.

The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the best basketball league in the world and has the richest players plying their trade there.

Here Vanguard takes a look at 10 players who are the richest in the world of basketball.

Steph Curry – Golden State Warriors


The Golden State Warriors legend and NBA three-point king is reportedly the highest-paid player with a salary of $51,915,615.
The American who plays as a point guard is regarded as the greatest three-point shooter and one of the greatest players of all time.

Kevin Durant – Phoenix Suns





Kevin Wayne Durant, also known by his initials KD, is one of the best NBA stars of the last decade. He earns a reported $47,649,433 annually.

LeBron James – LA Lakers





LeBron James
The 39-year-old Power Guard nicknamed “King James” earns a reported $47,607,350 annually.

Nikola Jokic – Denver Nuggets
The Serbian star is one of the best and most fun players to watch in the NBA and has a reported annual wage of $47,607,350.

Joel Embiid – Philadelphia 76ers
The 76ers Cameroonian star is next on the list with a reported annual wage of $46,900,000.

Bradley Beal – Phoenix Suns
The second Suns star on the list, SG Beal earns a reported yearly wage of $46,741,590.


Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks



The Greek-Nigerian icon earns plenty from his own Nike range and is one of the NBA’s most iconic names. His reported yearly wage ain’t bad either at $45,640,084.

Damian Lillard – Milwaukee Bucks
Another NBA icon, another with a Nike range of his own, and another Bucks player. Lillard earns a reported $45,640,084 annual – the same as Giannis.

Kawhi Leonard – LA Clippers
A championship winner with Toronto Raptors in 2019, Leonard is one of most respected players in the game and earns a reported annual wage of $45,640,084.

Paul George – LA Clippers
Last but not least is another NBA icon and LA Clippers star. A nine-time All-Star, he is nicknamed ‘PG-13’ and earns a reported annual wage of $45,640,084


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