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NBA's highest-paid

1: Kobe Bryant is the highest-paid player in the NBA, according to Forbes. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard earns a total of $64.5 million, consisting of his salary of $30.5 million and endorsement deals worth $34 million. 


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1: Kobe Bryant is the highest-paid player in the NBA, according to Forbes. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard earns a total of $64.5 million, consisting of his salary of $30.5 million and endorsement deals worth $34 million. REUTERS/Lucy...more

1: Kobe Bryant is the highest-paid player in the NBA, according to Forbes. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard earns a total of $64.5 million, consisting of his salary of $30.5 million and endorsement deals worth $34 million. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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2: LeBron James is second with total earnings of $61.1 million, consisting of $19.1 million in salary and $42 million in endorsements. 

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2: LeBron James is second with total earnings of $61.1 million, consisting of $19.1 million in salary and $42 million in endorsements. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

2: LeBron James is second with total earnings of $61.1 million, consisting of $19.1 million in salary and $42 million in endorsements. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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3: Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is third with $38.6 million, consisting of $17.6 million in salary and $21 million in endorsements. 


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3: Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is third with $38.6 million, consisting of $17.6 million in salary and $21 million in endorsements. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

3: Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is third with $38.6 million, consisting of $17.6 million in salary and $21 million in endorsements. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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4: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant earns $31.8 million, consisting of $17.8 million in salary and $14 million worth of endorsements. 


REUTERS/Bill Waugh

4: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant earns $31.8 million, consisting of $17.8 million in salary and $14 million worth of endorsements. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

4: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant earns $31.8 million, consisting of $17.8 million in salary and $14 million worth of endorsements. REUTERS/Bill Waugh
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5: Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade earns $30.7 million, consisting of $18.7 million in salary and $12 million worth of endorsements. 


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5: Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade earns $30.7 million, consisting of $18.7 million in salary and $12 million worth of endorsements. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

5: Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade earns $30.7 million, consisting of $18.7 million in salary and $12 million worth of endorsements. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
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6: New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony earns $30.4 million, consisting of $21.4 million in salary and $9 million in endorsements. 


 REUTERS/Mike Segar

6: New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony earns $30.4 million, consisting of $21.4 million in salary and $9 million in endorsements. REUTERS/Mike Segar

6: New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony earns $30.4 million, consisting of $21.4 million in salary and $9 million in endorsements. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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7: New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire earns $28.2 million, consisting of $21.7 million in salary and $6.5 million in endorsements. 


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7: New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire earns $28.2 million, consisting of $21.7 million in salary and $6.5 million in endorsements. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

7: New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire earns $28.2 million, consisting of $21.7 million in salary and $6.5 million in endorsements. REUTERS/Adam Hunger
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8: Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard earns $26.5 million, consisting of his salary of $20.5 million and endorsements worth $6 million. 


REUTERS/Richard Carson

8: Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard earns $26.5 million, consisting of his salary of $20.5 million and endorsements worth $6 million. REUTERS/Richard Carson

8: Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard earns $26.5 million, consisting of his salary of $20.5 million and endorsements worth $6 million. REUTERS/Richard Carson
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9: Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki earns a total of $23.2 million, consisting of $22.7 million and $500,000 in endorsements. 


 REUTERS/Mike Stone

9: Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki earns a total of $23.2 million, consisting of $22.7 million and $500,000 in endorsements. REUTERS/Mike Stone

9: Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki earns a total of $23.2 million, consisting of $22.7 million and $500,000 in endorsements. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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10: Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul earns a total of $22.7 million, consisting of $18.7 million in salary and $4 million in endorsements. 



REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

10: Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul earns a total of $22.7 million, consisting of $18.7 million in salary and $4 million in endorsements. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

10: Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul earns a total of $22.7 million, consisting of $18.7 million in salary and $4 million in endorsements. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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