Today Forbes dropped their list of the top earning players in the NBA and Kobe Bryant leads, especially with him being in the final season of his three year 83.5 million dollar contract with the Lakers back in 2010. He is the first player since Jordan to top $30 million with his playing salary. The NBA’s 10 highest-paid players will collectively bank $358 million this year, including $149 million from sponsors. Check out the list inside….
5 . Dwayne Wade – $30.7 Million
4. Kevin Durant – $31.8 Million
3. Derrick Rose – $38.6 Million
2. Lebron James – $61.1 Million
1. Kobe Bryant – $64.5 Million
D.Rose is making all of that money to do nothing, I’d be a damn side chick with those salaries…. Rose’s salary is inflated because it was locked in before everyone realized his knees were made of glass. James is the King, Wade is a 3x champion and Kobe is that man so their wages are justified. Carmelo is on the list but he is #6, I think Melo thought Lebron’s formula would work for him. However, putting the right people together is not that easy, and not everyone can do it.