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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