Basketball is truly a sport that transcends through language and time barriers across countries. It does not matter what age, race or sexuality you have, when it comes to basketball, although we may have different preferences as to the team we are supporting but the hype the sport is getting from fans all over the world is really overwhelming.
Two of the most famous names in the Basketball industry is LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. These two are the main representatives of rival teams who have been facing each other in the NBA finals for four consecutive years now.
But, have you ever wondered how much these two are earning out of doing the thing they love most? Well, allow us to give you a little sneak peak of the dollars that they earn.
Disclaimer: Be prepared to be stunned by the number of zeros on your favorite player’s paycheck.
- Stephen Curry – $34.7 million
With his exclusive five-year contract with Golden State Warriors at a guaranteed cost of $201.2 million, it is no surprise that Curry really earns big. Aside from his exclusive contract with the team, he also has endorsements partnerships with various brands which adds more to his already outrageous paycheck.
In fact, he is now NBA’s highest-paid player, dethroning LeBron James. His $201 million guarantee is currently the biggest offer in the entire history of NBA.
- LeBron James – $33.3 million
His three year exclusive contract with the Cavaliers sums up to a guaranteed cost of $99.9 million. Now on his 15th season in the NBA, King James is still on the top of his game not just inside the court but also outside especially when we talk about paychecks.
While his on-court earnings may be a little less than rival Curry, the King still dominates when it comes to off-court earnings. He gets around $52 million from endorsement deals with multiple brands.
Whoa! Clearly, these two are having the time of their lives. Who wouldn’t want to earn large sums of money while doing things that you love?