Basketball is a very famous sport in the whole world and played almost in every country of the world. The players of basketball are very expert in their game that made them more known in the world. There are many players in the world which are very popular while some are not much known. The more expert basket players are very rich and are costly to get them in the game. The players that are more famous and best in their field are very expensive. These athletes own expensive and luxurious houses in the world which shows their income. Some of the players on this list are also listed in the Forbes due to their highest paid status in the world. These players not only earn specific amount for their game but also bonuses, prize money and income from endorsements as well. All these players have millions of fans in the world who love to see them playing on the ground.
The following are top 10 most expensive basketball players in the world:
10. Tim Duncan:
Tim Duncan is a famous athlete of America. He is famous all over the world because of his game. He has been playing for the National Basket ball Association. He started out in the world as a swimmer but later started his career with basket ball. He has also won many tournaments in college and won different titles as well. He is also working on the health awareness and awareness of education in his country. His total earnings are estimated to be almost $19.1 million in which he has earned $2 million from the endorsements done for different brands.
9. Chris Paul:
Chris Paul is famous basketball player of America. He has been playing for a long time for the National Basketball Association. He has won many gold medals in Olympics and player of the year award as well. He has also been serving President the National Basketball Players Association from 2013. He has the total earnings of almost $19.2 million from his game in which he has earned $6 million from the advertisements of different brands that made him more famous in the world.
8. Kevin Garnett:
Kevin Garnett is the best basketball player of America and is now playing for National basketball association. He started to play this game while he was in school and later won the title of national player and award as well. He has won many major tournaments of basketball and many awards as well which made him more famous in the world. The total earnings of this player are almost $21.1 million among which $4 million has been earned from the endorsements done by him. He has also won many cash prizes which amount to $17.1 million.
7. Amare Stoudemire:
Amar`e Stoudemire is again American basketball player. He is very professional player and is now working in the National Basketball association. He started to play basketball when he was in school. Then after an injury in his knees in 2003 which affected his career at that time. But then again, he came back in his game with health and won medals at the Olympics. He has worked for the advertisements for the clothing line, basketball clubs etc. He has total earnings of almost $22.7 million among which he has earned $8 million from endorsement of different brands.
6. Carmelo Anthony:
Carmela Anthony is professional Basketball player of America. He started his career at his school, then college that made him known in the world. He has been playing for the National Basketball Association. He has won many tournaments and titles that made him successful and famous in the world. He has been the player of Olympics teams for three times and won medals in it. The total earnings of this famous player are $22.9 million. He has won cash prizes of $14.9 million from different tournaments.
5. Dwyane Wade:
Again here comes a professional American basketball player Dwyane Wade. He has been now playing for the National Basketball Association. He is a very famous player in the whole world. He has won many big games of basketball which made him more successful and expensive basketball player in the world. He has also won medals in the Summer Olympics of 2008. His total income of this basketball player is estimated to be $24.7 million in which $12 million are earned from the endorsements of different brands. He has also won many cash prizes that are $12.7 million.
4. Kevin Durant:
Kevin Durant is again a best basketball player of America. He is now playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder of National basketball association. He is very known name of basketball and own many big titles like most valuable player of the world, Rookie of the year awards and gold medals as well. The current income from the tournament, he has donated for the community to help the mankind. In 2012, he was also in the film called Thunderstruck. The total income of this player is estimated to be $25.5 million which shows he is an expensive player. He has earned $13 million only from the endorsements for big brands.
3. Dwight Howard:
Dwight Howard is a very famous name of basketball, and all basketballs lover are well aware of him. He is an American athlete. He is currently playing for the Houston Rockets of National basketball association. He has excellent career history in this game as he has won many big titles and games as well. He is considered as the best basketball player in the world. He has a total income of $25.6 million among that he has earned $11 million from the advertisements of big brands in the world.
2. Kobe Bryant:
Kobe Bryant is a very famous athlete in the world. He has a very successful career in this game that made him famous in the whole world. He is named as the high-flyer of basket ball due to his performances. He was also named as the youngest player to reach 30,000 career points in very young age. He has won many awards and gold medals in his career that made him best and top player in the world. His earnings are an estimated to be $52.3 million which shows that he is a very expensive athlete.
1. Lebron James:
Lebron James is the most expensive and best basketball player in the world. He has played many big tournaments which made him famous in the world and raised his career as well. He has also many titles like valuable player, best player and gold medals in Olympics as well. He also got more famous because of the endorsements done by him. He is also listed as the most influential player in the world. His total earnings are $53 million which shows the success of this player.
List of Top Ten Most Expensive Basketball Players:
|Sr.No.||Names||Estimated Earning Million|
|1||Lebron James||$ 53|
|2||Kobe Bryant||$ 52.3|
|3||Dwight Howard||$ 25.6|
|4||Kevin Durant||$ 25.5|
|5||Dwyane Wade||$ 24.7|
|6||Carmelo Anthony||$ 22.9|
|7||Amar`e Stoudemire||$ 22.7|
|8||Kevin Garnett||$ 21.1|
|9||Chris Paul||$ 19.2|
|10||Tim Duncan||$ 19.1|
We conclude that basketball is a very famous sport in the whole world. There are many well known players of this game that have millions of fans in the world. All these players discussed above are best in their field and are very expensive as well. Their earnings show that success of these players and the rates as well. They can also be seen in many expensive TV commercials that proved to make them more famous among the common people.