Basketball is an accomplished group game and definitely one of the highest paid sports in the world which was first started in the year 1891 in United States. With time Basketball has accomplished many fans which are willing to spend a good amount of money to enjoy Basketball matches. This game is incredibly magnificent because players really have to be skilled enough to pass by defense of opposite team and score.
Improvement and rush are essential in basketball and that is why players have to practice this game regularly. They also must have a good aim to shoot the ball in basket. Participants really have to face painful training to become a decent basketball player and that’s the reason they are paid massive salaries. So here in this post we’re going to talk about highest paid basketball players in 2013.
3. Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard is a professional basketball player who performs for Los Angeles Lakers team in forward. He clearly is among the ideal NBA players in the world. His weight is about 120 kg and height is about 2.10 meters. He has earned around 15 million US dollars from playing basketball and about 10 million dollars from endorsements.
2. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant is second highest paid basketball player and he also performs for Los Angeles Lakers team. Because of him LA Lakers have won three NBA championships consecutively. After these three due to him Lakers won two more championships in the year 2009 and 2010. His weight is about 90 kgs and height 2 meters. Overall income he made in last year was more than 50 million dollars and about 30 million dollars were from endorsements.
1. LeBron James
LeBron James is definitely among the highest paid athletes in the world who earned about 53 million dollars from his game salary and advertisements. He has worked for huge brands such as Nike, McDonalds, Coca Cola, etc. and has made more than 40 million dollars just from endorsements. Other than being best in playing basketball, he was also awarded with the title of "Mister Basketball of Ohio" and since then has become a huge NBA star. He is also known as "King James" and keeps appearing time to time on TV shows, magazines and many commercials. He is a total monster for other basketball players and of course he deserves to be that since he is the champion of basketball.
Other than Basketball players we have also made a list of highest paid cricketers and highest earning boxers of all time, and if you are a huge fan of sports world then I am sure you’ll love to check out all these income reports.