The NBA is the biggest basketball league in the world. It attracts some of the best basketball players from around the world, as well as the big-money teams. In this article, we have shared the best earners in the NBA for the 2019/2020 season.
1. Stephen Curry ($40,231,758)
The Golden State Warriors have been successful recently. Besides climbing to the third position in the list of the most valuable NBA teams, they have the best-paid athlete, Stephen Curry. The three-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP and six-time All-Star rakes in a cool $40,231,758 in his five-year contract with the Warriors.
2. Russell Westbrook & Chris Paul ($38,506,482)
The number 2 spot is a tie between Westbrook and Paul, who take home around $38,506,482 each. Westbrook, the Oklahoma City star, agreed to a six-year contract making him not only the second-highest-paid athlete but also, one of the players with the biggest contract in the NBA. As for Paul, he has a four-year contract, and according to the terms with Houston, the figure will increase to $41 million next season and $44 million in his last year of the contract.
3. James Harden & John Wall ($38,199,000)
Harden also has a big contract in the NBA, six years just like Westbrook. Together with Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, the Houston Rockets man pockets a cool $38,199,000. Still, the figure will rise over the next year to 47 million when in his final year of the contract. Wall’s is a four-year standard contract.
The above three are the best-paid athletes in the NBA at the moment. But as expected, there will be gainers, and losers after contracts are revised in the course of the season, or later. Others top earners in the list include LeBron James ($37,436,858), Kevin Durant ($37,199,000), and Blake Griffin ($34,449,964).