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[Graphic News] James tops NBA rich list: Forbes

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Feb. 19, 2019 - 18:09

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LeBron James remains the top-earning player in the NBA while an increasing number of stars have boosted their income through off-field activities, according to Forbes.

Forbes said that Los Angeles Lakers star James was the highest-paid player in basketball for a fifth straight year, pocketing an estimated $88.7 million in 2018-19.

Around $35.7 million of James's earnings came from salary and bonuses, while $53 million was generated through endorsements.

Golden State Warriors ace Stephen Curry ranked second on the earnings list with $79.5 million. Curry’s Golden State teammate Kevin Durant was third with $65 million.