Who are the highest paid NBA Players In 2023?
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks: $42,492,492
This season’s second favorite for regular season MVP is Giannis Antetokounmpo and he takes home the same amount as both the Clippers players on this list as well as Lillard.
4. Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards: $43,279,250
Bradley Beal is the fourth highest paid player in the NBA, with the Washington Wizards player taking home just under $43.4 million at the end of this season. The 29-year-old has been selected to take part in the All-Star NBA game three times during his career, as well as being picked for the 2013 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
3. Kevin Durant, Phoenix Suns: $44,119,845
Kevin Durant recently secured a blockbuster move from the Brooklyn Nets to the Phoenix Suns which saw the 34-year-old become the third highest paid player in the league.
2. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers: $44,474,988
Coming in at second on our list for highest paid NBA stars and just losing out on top spot is the king himself, as LeBron James will earn $44,474,988 from the 2022/23 season before any bonuses.
LeBron has competed at the highest level of basketball for over 20 seasons now and he is showing no signs of stopping, as this season the Lakers star finally became the all-time top points scorer in the league, breaking the record previously held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors: $48,070,014
Steph Curry is the NBA’s highest paid athlete, with the Golden State star raking in a whopping $48 million per year from his lucrative contract. It’s hard to argue with Steph’s pay in the league with just a quick glance at his numbers, as the PG consistently puts up 25+ points per game averages with his three-point shooting still dazzling fans of the league to this day.
Curry has been involved in the All-Star game in nine of the 13 seasons he has been in the NBA, with the superstar picking up two MVP awards in those games.