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Glusea brings to you the top 10 highest paid NBA players in 2021 according to Forbes.

LeBron James

Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Total Earnings: $95.4 million

Salary: $31.4 million

Endorsements: $64 million

LeBron Raymone James Sr.  is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Widely considered one of the greatest NBA players in history, James is frequently compared to Michael Jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player of all time. Lebron James is the highest paid NBA player in 2021.

Stephen Curry

Team: Golden State Warriors

Total Earnings: $74.4 million

Salary: $34.4 million

Endorsements: $40 million

Curry’s salary is the highest in the NBA for the fourth straight season. The run comes after he finished a bargain-basement deal worth $44 million over four years, during which he won a pair of MVP Awards and led the Warriors to two NBA titles. His production company, Unanimous Media, entered podcasting last year with a first-look deal at Amazon-owned Audible.

Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Players 2021

Kevin Durant

Team: Brooklyn Nets

Total Earnings: $65.2 million

Salary: $31.2 million

Endorsements: $34 million

Kevin Wayne Durant also known simply by his initials KD, is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is among the highest paid NBA players list. Having become more involved in philanthropic and activist pursuits later in his career, James’ charitable organization (LeBron James Family Foundation) helped open a school, housing complex, and community center/retail plaza in his hometown of Akron.

Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Players 2021

Russell Westbrook

Team: Washington Wizards

Total Earnings: $58.1 million

Salary: $33 million

Endorsements: $25 million

Russell Westbrook III is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a nine-time NBA All-Star and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for the 2016–17 season. He is also an eight-time All-NBA Team member, led the league in scoring in 2014–15 and 2016–17, and won back-to-back NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player awards in 2015 and 2016.

James Harden

eam: Brooklyn Nets

Total Earnings: $50 million

Salary: $33 million

Endorsements: $17 million

James Edward Harden Jr.  is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is one of the NBA’s most prolific scorers and earned recognition as the best shooting guard in the NBA, as well as one of the top overall players in the league. He is also one of the highest paid NBA player.

Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Players 2021

 Giannis Antetokounmpo

Team: Milwaukee Bucks

Total Earnings: $49 million

Salary: $22 million

Endorsements: $27 million

Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo  is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Antetokounmpo is a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2020. He is among the highest earning NBA players in 2021.

Klay Thompson

Team: Golden State Warriors

Total Earnings: $43.3 million

Salary: $28.3 million

Endorsements: $15 million

Klay Alexander Thompson  is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is credited as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. A three-time NBA champion with the Warriors, he is a five-time NBA All-Star and a two-time All-NBA Third Team honoree. He has also been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.

Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Players 2021

Kyrie Irving

Team: Brooklyn Nets

Total Earnings: $43 million

Salary: $26 million

Endorsements: $17 million

Kyrie Andrew Irving  is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named the Rookie of the Year after being selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. A six-time All-Star and two-time member of the All-NBA Team, he won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016.

Chris Paul

Team: Phoenix Suns

Total Earnings: $40.1 million

Salary: $33.1 million

Endorsements: $7 million

Christopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He has won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, an NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, two Olympic gold medals, and led the NBA in assists four times and steals a record six times. He has also been selected to ten NBA All-Star teams, nine All-NBA teams, and nine NBA All-Defensive teams.

Damian Lillard

Team: Portland Trail Blazers

Total Earnings: $39 million

Salary: $25 million

Endorsements: $14 million

Lillard recently joined Gatorade’s Bolt24 product line, which launched in 2019. “It is new now, but there will come a time when Bolt24 is a well-known thing. I saw it as an opportunity to be tied to that history,” Lillard told Forbes in December. He launched an annual internship program last year for a half-dozen underserved students at high schools in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. 

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