Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Players in 2016
Each year, sports enthusiasts look forward to the top earners in National Basket Ball (NBA) league. The salaries are negotiated and finalized by teams from time to time. Top players earn not only from their salaries but also from the endorsement of products. Lebron James continues to occupy the top position in earnings, followed by Mike Conley and Al Horford in the second and third positions respectively.
1. LeBron James - Salary : $30,963,450
LeBron James is an American basket player associated with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He earns a salary of $30,963,450. He was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio. He played basketball in high school while studying at St-Vincent-St Mary School and was drafted into NBA in 2003. He has earned handsomely through endorsements. He weighs 250 lb or 113 kg and has a height of 6 ft 8 inches.
2. Mike Conley - Salary : $26,540,100
Mike Conley is an NBA player associated with Memphis Grizzlies. He earns a yearly salary of $26,540,100. He was born on October 11, 1987. His father, Mike Conley Sr, was an athlete who earned an Olympic gold and a silver medal. Mike started playing while he was in school. He became a permanent starter for Grizzlies in 2009.
3. Al Horford - Salary : $26,540,100
Al Horford belongs to the Boston Celtics team of NBA. He earns a salary $26,540,100. He was born on June 3, 1986, in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. While at the University of Florida, he played basketball for the college team. He was drafted into NBA in 2007 with the Atlanta Hawks team. He remained with this team till 2016 when he joined Boston Celtics.
4. Dirk Nowitzki - Salary : $25,000,000
Dirk Nowitzki is a German basketball player belonging to the Dallas Mavericks team of NBA. He earns $25,000,000. He was born on June 19, 1978, and was drafted into NBA in 1998. He is one of the greatest power forwards in basketball history and has led his country to victory in 2002 FIBA World Championships and silver in Euro basket 2005. He was named Germany Sports Personality of the Year in 2011
5. Carmelo Anthony - Salary : $24,559,380
He represents New York Knicks in NBA and earns a total of $24,559,380. He was born on May 29, 1984, in Brooklyn, New York. He weighs 240 lb or 109 kg and has a height of 6 ft 8 inches. Anthony was a member of USA Olympic basketball team and won medals for the country in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 summer Olympics.
6. Damian Lillard - Salary : $24,328,425
He is an NBA player representing Portland Trail Blazers. He earns $24, 328,425. He was born on July 15, 1990, in Oakland, California. He started playing basketball since his school days at St Joseph Notre Dame. Lillard also proved his mettle in the game while at Weber State College and was drafted into NBA in 2012.
7. Chris Bosh - Salary : $23,741,060
Chris Bosh represents Miami Heat and earns $23,741,060. He was born on March 24, 1984, and played the game in school and college. He was inducted into NBA in 2003. Earlier, he played for Toronto Raptors till 2010.
8. Dwyane Wade - Salary : $23,200,000
He represents Chicago Bulls of NBA and earns $23,200,000. He was drafted into NBA in 2003 with Miami Heats where he stayed till 2016 to move onto Chicago Bulls.
9. Dwight Howard C - Salary : $23,180,275
Dwight represents Atlanta Hawks and earns $23,180,275. Born on December 8, 1985, he dropped out of college to join NBA in 2004.
10. Chris Paul - Salary : $22,868,827
Christopher Emmanuel Paul plays for LA Clippers and earns $22,868,827. He was born on May 6, 1985. He has been playing since his school days and was drafted into NBA in 2005 in New Orleans Hornets team.