Whether it’s from a hefty salary or an abundance of endorsements, the highest-paid NBA players are pulling in some serious bank. That much we all know. However, what you might not know are the specifics. Fortunately, that’s about to change. Thanks to Forbes’s Kurt Badenhausen, we now know all about the league’s highest-paid players. And to be honest, even we were a bit taken aback by the information:
Forbes’ earnings figures include salaries for the 2016–17 season and estimates on off-court income between June 2016 and June 2017. Off-court income includes endorsements, licensing, royalties, appearances and media deals. The top 10 players will earn $449 million this season, up 15% compared to the 10 top-earners last year. Their cumulative paychecks are split almost evenly between salaries and endorsements.
Of course, as it is in all pro sports, some individuals find themselves earning a fair amount more than others. In the case of the NBA, here’s a look at the 10 players who will get paid the most in 2017.