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Forward “Los Angeles Lakers” LeBron James is the highest paid NBA player for the fifth consecutive year with an income of at 88.7 million, including $ 53 million earned off-site, according to Forbes.
The stars of the “Golden state Warriors” Stephen Curry ($79,5 million) and Kevin Durant (65 million dollars) took second and third place, a point guard, “Oklahoma city thunder” Russell Westbrook (53.7 million dollars) and the defender “Houston rockets” James harden (47.4 million dollars) completing the top five.
Non-gaming revenue James includes best sponsorship agreement with Nike, Coca-Cola and Beats By Dre, as well as income from his Hollywood production company SpringHill Entertainment and investment in the company Blaze Pizza.
Forbes estimated equity James 450 million dollars.
The top 10 players in the NBA will receive about $ 540 million in 2019 in the form of salaries, advertising contracts, royalties, and agreements with media. According to Forbes, it is $ 180 million more than five years ago.