This Is How Much NBA Stars Earned on Their Multi-Million Dollar Shoe Deals for the Year

The last 12 months have been really kind to these athletes.

Footwear
14,712 Hypes 0 Comments

While the majority of athletes in the NBA already earn a pretty respectable salary, the most elite players, however, rake in more cash due to their multi-million dollar shoe deals. In a recent breakdown by Forbes, the publication lists the basketball superstars (past, present and future) and the dollar amounts they earned in the past 12 months on their footwear deals alone. The ranking puts Michael Jordan and Nike at the top of the list with $110 million USD, while Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony are found at the bottom with $5 million USD each. The biggest thing to take from this is that Jordan has a $78 million USD lead to LeBron James’s $32 million USD. There’s Nike dominating the first four spots as well.

See the full 12-month breakdown of what these NBA stars earned from 2016-2017 below:

1. Michael Jordan: $110 million, Nike (Jordan)

2. LeBron James: $32 million, Nike

3. Kevin Durant: $25 million, Nike

4. Kobe Bryant: $16 million, Nike

5. James Harden: $14 million, Adidas

6. Stephen Curry: $12 million, Under Armour

7. Derrick Rose: $11 million, Adidas

8. Damian Lillard: $10 million, Adidas

9. Dwyane Wade: $8 million, Li-Ning

10. Kyrie Irving: $8 million, Nike

11. Paul George: $5.5 million, Nike

12. Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony: $5 million each, Nike (Jordan)

Read Full Article
Image Credit
Allen Einstein/Getty Images
More

What to Read Next

Watch an Old Mercedes-Benz 190E EVO II DTM Hold Its Own Against a C63 AMG DTM
Automotive

Watch an Old Mercedes-Benz 190E EVO II DTM Hold Its Own Against a C63 AMG DTM

Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks.

10 Hard-Hitting Tracks This Week: XXXTentacion, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Rich Chigga, Young Thug and More
Music

10 Hard-Hitting Tracks This Week: XXXTentacion, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Rich Chigga, Young Thug and More

Narrowing down some of the week’s best new releases.

Woolrich's 2018 Spring/Summer Collection Caters to Both the Great Outdoors and the Big City
Fashion

Woolrich's 2018 Spring/Summer Collection Caters to Both the Great Outdoors and the Big City

The Woolrich footwear collection also continues with sneakers, slippers, tennis shoes and a trail boot.


Watch Amir Obè's Unsettling New Video For "Wish You Well"
Music

Watch Amir Obè's Unsettling New Video For "Wish You Well"

“Why would I ever stop celebrating?”

Pollution Popsicles Bring Awareness to Taiwan's Toxic Water Problem
Arts

Pollution Popsicles Bring Awareness to Taiwan's Toxic Water Problem

These frozen treats aren’t so tasty.

Here's How to Download Android O Early
Tech

Here's How to Download Android O Early

The new Android operating system needs testers.

More ▾