Forbes’ List of Top NBA Earners: Kobe Remains On Top

· January 23, 2013


Count on Kobe to be on top of any NBA list when it comes to raking in cash. Check out Forbes list of top NBA earners of 2012


No. 1: Kobe Bryant

Earnings: $59.8 million

On-court: $27.8 million
Off-court: $32 million
Bryant’s salary is $7 million higher than any other player’s. Nike sells twice as many Bryant sneakers in China as in the U.S.

No. 2: LeBron James
Earnings: $57.6 million
On-court: $17.6 million
Off-court: $40 million
The league’s top pitchman (and reigning champ; MVP) counts Nike, Coca-Cola, Samsung and McDonald’s among his global partners.


No. 3: Derrick Rose
Earnings: $32.4 million
On-court: $16.4 million
Off-court: $16 million
Just kicked off a 13-year, $185 million Adidas deal, as well as a five-year, $95 million contract extension with the Bulls.

4. Dwyane Wade

5. Kevin Durant
6. Carmelo Anthony
7. Amar’e Stoudemire
8. Dwight Howard
9. Chris Paul
10. Pau Gasol
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