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Top 10 NBA Players in 2019

Posted on July 10 2020

Good NBA players are plentiful. Great players are fewer and further between. Then there are the true super players who get more time on the court, more money, and more endorsements than everyday people like us can even imagine.

Here are a few marginally shocking statistics that apply to the 2019 NBA season and the pay that the players discussed here received:

  • Per minute on the floor of the baseball court, these players made an average of $12,000.
  • In per game ticket revenue, big market teams (think New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, etc.) generate somewhere between $4 million and $3 million.
  • Somewhere between $1 million and $2.5 million is generated by your average team in per game ticket revenue.

In 2019, there were some amazing NBA players bringing in stunning salaries. Here, we are going to take a look at the top 10 players that received the biggest paychecks for their efforts. Later, we'll show you one of the best ways to support your favorite NBA team.

Let's get to it…

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Los Angeles Lakers – Lebron James

Without a doubt, Lebron James is one of the top players to ever engage in the game of professional basketball. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers but has also played for the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavs. Thankfully, he is a notable humanitarian and gives back to the community in many ways.

  • $88.7 million – Total earnings
  • $53 million – Endorsements
  • $35.7 million – Salary/bonuses

Golden State Warriors – Stephen Curry

Alongside Ray Allen, Stephen Curry is the greatest three-pointer shooter ever. He is a three-time NBA champion.

  • $79.5 million – Total earnings
  • $42 million – Endorsements
  • $37.5 million – Salary/bonuses

Golden State Warriors – Kevin Durant

In one of the most shocking NBA trades in history, Kevin Durant left OKC Thunder, but remains one of the best all round players in the NBA. He averages 5.9 APG, 6.4 RPG, and 26.0 PPG.

  • $65 million – Total earnings
  • $53 million – Endorsements
  • $30 million – Salary/bonuses

Oklahoma City Thunder – Russell Westbrook

In the league today, Russell Westbrook is one of the few upgradable players. On the court, he's a beast! He averages 10.7 APG, 11.1 RPG, and 22.9 PPG.

  • $53.7 million – Total earnings
  • $18 million – Endorsements
  • $35.7 million – Salary/bonuses

Houston Rockets – James Harden

It's pretty safe to say that the Houston Rockets would likely not be the champs they are without James Harden. He currently exhibits the following staggering averages: 7.5 APG, 6.6 RPG, 36.1 PPG.

  • $47.4 million – Total earnings
  • $17 million – Endorsements
  • $30.4 million – Salary/bonuses

For the sake of brevity, for the next five players, we'll simply list monetary statistics.

Houston Rockets – Chris Paul

  • $43.7 million – Total earnings
  • $8 million – Endorsements
  • $35.7 million – Salary/bonuses

Milwaukee Bucks – Giannis Antetokounmpo

  • $43.2 million – Total earnings
  • $19 million – Endorsements
  • $24.2 million – Salary/bonuses

Portland Trailblazers – Damian Lillard

  • $41 Million – Total Earnings
  • $13 million – Endorsements
  • $28 million – Salary/bonuses

Detroit Pistons – Blake Griffin

  • $39.1 million – Total earnings
  • $7 million – Endorsements
  • $32.1 million – Salary/bonuses

Oklahoma City Thunder – Paul George

  • $38.6 million – Total earnings
  • $8 million – Endorsements
  • $30.6 million – Salary/bonuses

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