The highest paid NBA players in 2022

Sportico recently published the top 100 highest-paid athletes in 2022 and – lo and behold – LeBronJames is the king ahead of the three soccer superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi other neymar.

James earned almost three times more than his current salary with the Los Angeles Lakers thanks to his many endorsement deals. No other athlete got paid more through sponsors and brand endorsements than James.

King James is not alone at the top as far as NBA players go, however, as Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant other James Harden made it to the top 10, too.

Check out below the NBA players on that list.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $72M
Endorsements: $50M
overall rank: 1st

Joe Rondone-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $41.2M
Endorsements: $45M
overall rank: 6th

Winslow Townson USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $37.9M
Endorsements: $48M
overall rank: 7th

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $40M
Endorsements: $36M
overall rank: 9th

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $35.9M
Endorsements: $36M
overall rank: 12th

Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $39.8M
Endorsements: $30M
overall rank: 13th

Cary Edmondson USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $34.2M
Endorsements: $20M
overall rank: 18th

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $35.4M
Endorsements: $16M
overall rank: 23rd

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $31.9M
Endorsements: $13M
overall rank: 28th

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $35.5M
Endorsements: $8.5M
overall rank: 29th

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $31.8M
Endorsements: $10M
overall rank: 32nd

Kawhi Leonard handles the ball

Jerome Miron USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $35.5M
Endorsements: $5.5M
overall rank: 33rd

Bill Streicher USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $32.5M
Endorsements: $8M
overall rank: 36th

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $39.9M
Endorsements: $500K
overall rank: 37th

Jerome Miron USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $27.8M
Endorsements: $8M
overall rank: 50th

Jerome Miron USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $28.5M
Endorsements: $7M
overall rank: 51st

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $28.5M
Endorsements: $6M
overall rank: 55th

Bradley Beal celebrates after a play

Brad Mills USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $30.3M
Endorsements: $4M
overall rank: 56th

Sam Navarro USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $32.5M
Endorsements: $1.5M
overall rank: 60th

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $32.3M
Endorsements: $1.5M
overall rank: 63rd

David Berding USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $27M
Endorsements: $6M
overall rank: 69th

Jeffrey Swinger USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $32M
Endorsements: $1M
overall rank: 69th

Brad Penner USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $29.2M
Endorsements: $3.5M
overall rank: 73rd

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $25.5M
Endorsements: $7M
overall rank: 75th

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $28.5M
Endorsements: $4M
overall rank: 75th

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $29.7M
Endorsements: $2M
overall rank: 79th

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $27.8M
Endorsements: $3.8M
overall rank: 80th

Christine Tannous-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $28.5M
Endorsements: $3M
overall rank: 82nd

David Richard USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $28.1M
Endorsements: $3M
overall rank: 87th

Bill Streicher USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $29.7M
Endorsements: $1M
overall rank: 89th

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $25.3M
Endorsements: $5M
overall rank: 92nd

Ron Chenoy USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $26.6M
Endorsements: $3.5M
overall rank: 96th

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $26.5M
Endorsements: $3.5M
overall rank: 97th

Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $26.9M
Endorsements: $3M
overall rank: 98th

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $27.9M
Endorsements: $2M
overall rank: 98th

Joe Rondone-USA TODAY Sports

Salary: $28.4M
Endorsements: $1.2M
overall rank: 100th


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