Who are the highest-paid NBA players currently? Exploring the top 5 stars ft. Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant

Dribbling on the wooden court doesn’t come with fame only, as it offers the dexterous players handsome fortune in their pockets to fatten their bank balance too. So, it is obvious, if you have a skillful hand that can make fiery shots on the NBA court, you won’t have to think about money for the rest of your life.

Throughout the years, NBA players enjoy a lavish life full of stardom contributed by their huge income.

So, let’s break down the list of the top five basketball stars who are reigning the NBA era as the highest-paid players of the present time.

Who are the highest-paid NBA players currently?

Some of the NBA stars of the current time who are eating the bigger chunk of NBA salaries are-

  • Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Team: Golden State Warriors

Jersey Number: 30

Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)

Age: 35

The innocent-looking ferocious player, Stephen Curry has to be in the number one position followed by his remarkable performance that opened up the door of a contract extension with the Golden State Warriors. The point guard is in a four-year $ 215,353,664 contract with the team.

It comes along with a guaranteed amount of $215,353,664 elevating his income to $48,070,014 for the 2022-2023 season making him the highest-paid NBA player.

  • LeBron James

LeBron James

Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Jersey Number: 06

Height: 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)

Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)

Age: 38

In the second position, there remains King James, the most favorite basketball star of the decade. This legend of the Los Angeles Lakers is engaged in a two-year $85,655,532 contract with the team. The deal offers him a cap hit of $44,474,988 making his average income $44,474,988, the second highest.

  • Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Team: Phoenix Suns

Jersey Number: 35

Height: 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)

Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)

Age: 34

Kevin Durant is the star player of the Brooklyn Nets who entered into a four-year $194,219,320 contract with the team. This prestigious honor offers him a guaranteed amount of $189,078,320 enabling him to enjoy $44,119,845 as salary which is the third-highest in the NBA.

  • Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal

Team: Washington Wizards

Jersey Number: 03

Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)

Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)

Age: 29

This 29-year-old shooting guard did wonders at such a young age in terms of attaining envious fame and fortune. His five-year $251,019,650 contract with the Washington Wizards blessed him with a $43,279,250 salary, the fourth-highest one in the NBA.

  • Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard

Team: Portland Trail Blazers

Jersey Number: 0

Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)

Age: 32

This former Weber State player shook hands in a four-year $176,265,152 contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. The deal comes with $42,492,492 as a salary which is the fifth-highest in the NBA.

Let us know who can break through these formidable NBA tycoons. How will be the next fallen star? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Golenur Aktar

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Golenur Aktar is a writer and made her debut in the 'Pen & Paper' industry holding the hands of Sportszion. She ignited her writing craze from Biography articles and now writes about NFL.


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