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Basketball has been considered as a way of being some of the richest personalities in the world but the renowned sportsman is not made overnight. It requires hard work and grip on skill in the field. Basketball, on the other hand, is already a game of popularity. Here are top 10 Richest NBA Players in 2018 who have the biggest salaries as well as net worth. Have a look at it.

Top 10 Richest NBA Players 2018

Richest NBA players in 2018

Richest NBA Athletes 2018

Note: Scroll down for the updated table of the richest players in the 2018 NBA season.

Athletes not only have highly paid contracts nowadays but also have a number of endorsement deals with high-end products and organizations pocketing millions of dollars every year. Here we are going to discuss the richest NBA players in the world of recent time; the list of these players is given below with their total earnings in 2018.

10. Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is one of the Richest NBA players now

Anthony Davis is one of the Richest Basketball Players in 2018

Total Earnings in 2018: $32.7 Million
NBA 2018 Salary: $23.8 Million
Total Net Worth: $60 Million

The power forward of the NBA franchise New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis, holds the tenth place in the richest NBA players in 2018 list. He earned a total of $32.7 Million this year, out of which $23.8 Million came through his salary from the Hornets. Davis is currently spending the second season of his five-year deal worth $127.2 Million with his club. As an interesting fact, he became the NBA All-Star five times consecutively from 2014 to 2018. He became the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 2017. Besides, Davis has two All-NBA First Teams, two NBA All-Defensive Second Teams, three NBA blocks leader awards, and an NBA All-Rookie First Team nomination under his belt. Last year on 31st March 2017, he became the first player in Pelicans history to reach 2,000 points in a single NBA season.

9. Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony is one of the NBA players with Highest Earnings in 2018

Carmelo Anthony earns his place among the Highest Earnings NBA Players 2018

Total Earnings in 2018: $33.2 Million
NBA 2018 Salary: $26.2 Million
Total Net Worth: $90 Million

‘Melo Man’ Anthony holds the ninth place in our list of richest NBA players in this season with $33.2 Million total income in 2018. One of the most crazily tattooed NBA players, Carmelo Anthony, received a staggering $26.2 Million salary from his current NBA franchise Oklahoma City Thunder in 2018. He first came into prominence after signing a five-year deal worth $124 Million with the New York Knicks in 2014. The ten-time NBA All-Star small forward has two All-NBA Second Team nominations and four All-NBA Third Team nominations under his belt. Besides, he also became the NBA scoring champion in the 2013 season. Recently, he became the 21st NBA athlete to score 25,000 career points on 27th January 2018.

8. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo stand among the Best Paid NBA Players 2018

Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the Richest Players in NBA 2018

Total Earnings in 2018: $35.5 Million
NBA 2018 Salary: $22.5 Million
Total Net Worth: $50 Million

With $35.5 Million total earning this season, Giannis Antetokounmpo secured the eights spot in the list of richest NBA players in 2018. Nicknamed the “Greek Freak”, Antetokounmpo received $22.5 Million salary in 2018 from his current NBA franchise Milwaukee Bucks. The talented forward became the NBA All-Star twice consecutively in the last two NBA seasons. He earned his place in both the All-NBA Second Team and NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2017. Besides, he also received the NBA Most Improved Player award last season. Recently on 15th February 2018, he scored his ninth career triple-double in an NBA game against the Denver Nuggets, surpassing the record of basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Bucks history.

7. Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin is one of the Highest Paid NBA Athletes 2018

Blake Griffin ranks among the Highest Paid NBA Players 2018

Total Earnings in 2018: $35.5 Million
NBA 2018 Salary: $29.5 Million
Total Net Worth: $82 Million

The current Power forward of NBA franchise Detroit Pistons, Blake Griffin, holds the seventh place in the list of richest NBA players in this year. He earned a total of $35.5 Million this season, where $29.5 Million came through his salary from the Pistons. Last year, he signed a five-year deal worth $173 Million with the Los Angeles Clippers on 19th July 2017. He then signed a deal with the Detroit Pistons in January 2018 which could keep him at the club till 2021. The five-time NBA All-Star has three All-NBA Second Team nominations and an All-NBA Third Team nomination as of 2018. Besides, he received both the NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion title and NBA Rookie of the Year award in 2011.

6. Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard stands among the NBA stars with Most Earnings in 2018

Damian Lillard is one of the Richest NBA stars in 2018

Total Earnings in 2018: $40.2 Million
NBA 2018 Salary: $26.2 Million
Total Net Worth: $50 Million

Damian Lillard, with his total income of $40.2 Million this season, holds the sixth place in our list of richest NBA players of 2018. The three-time NBA All-Star received $26.2 Million salary from his current NBA franchise Portland Trail Blazers. In the 2016 offseason, he signed a five-year deal worth $139.9 Million with the Blazers. One of the NBA Playoffs top scorers, Damian, first came into prominence in 2013 when he received both the NBA All-Rookie First Team participation and NBA Rookie of the Year award. He earned his place in the All-NBA Third Team in 2014 and in the All-NBA Second Team in 2016. Recently on 2nd February 2018, he became the fastest player in his club’s history to reach 10,000 career points.

5. Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook earns his place in the Rich NBA Players List 2018

Russell Westbrook is one of the Richest NBA stars of the current season

Total Earnings in 2018: $47.5 Million
NBA 2018 Salary: $28.5 Million
Total Net Worth: $160 Million

The 2017 NBA MVP, Russell Westbrook, currently holds the fifth place in the list of richest NBA players in 2018. He earned a total of $47.5 Million this year, in which $28.5 Million came from his salary of Oklahoma City Thunder. He is currently playing in the second season of his three-year deal worth $85.6 million that he signed in 2016 with the Thunders. Recently, he signed another five-year contract extension with his NBA club for $205 Million which will come into effect from the upcoming 2019 season onwards. The assists leader of NBA 2018, Westbrook, has an NBA MVP and 2 NBA All-Star MVP. Besides, he also earned his place in the NBA All-Star seven times and All-NBA First Team twice.

4. James Harden

James Harden is one of the Top Paid NBA Players 2018

James Harden is one of the Most Paid NBA players 2018

Total Earnings in 2018: $48.3 Million
NBA 2018 Salary: $28.3 Million
Total Net Worth: $72 Million

The shooting guard of NBA franchise Houston Rockets, James Harden, holds the fourth place in the list of richest NBA players this year. He earned a total of $48.3 Million this season, where $28.3 Million came from his NBA salary in 2018. He signed a four-year deal with the Rockets for a massive $118 Million in 2016. But recently, he signed a revised deal worth $169.3 Million with his club which will kick-in from 2019 season onwards. Besides being an NBA All-Star in 2018, he also became the NBA scoring champion this year. The six-time NBA All-Star also has 3 All-NBA First Team nominations and an All-NBA Third Team nomination under his name. As an interesting fact, Harden became the NBA assists leader in 2017.

3. Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is one of the Most Paid NBA 2018 Players

Kevin Durant stands among the Richest NBA Athletes now

Total Earnings in 2018: $58 Million
NBA 2018 Salary: $25 Million
Total Net Worth: $150 Million

Kevin Durant, with his $58 Million total earning this year, holds the third spot in our list of richest NBA players of 2018. He signed a two-year deal with Golden State Warriors last season for a whopping pact of $51.3 Million. He received $25 Million salary this year from the Warriors and also has the option to opt-out during the offseason of 2018. One of the leading point scorers in NBA history, Durant, currently has several great endorsement deals with mega companies such as Nike and Foot Locker. The last year’s NBA Champion has 1 NBA Finals MVP, 1 NBA MVP, 1 NBA All-Star MVP, and 9 NBA All-Star in his decoration belt. Besides, he also earned his spot in the All-NBA First Team five times and All-NBA Second Team twice till now.

2. Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is one of the Wealthiest NBA Players in 2018

Stephen Curry is one of the Current Richest NBA players in 2018

Total Earnings in 2018: $76.7 Million
NBA 2018 Salary: $34.7 Million
Total Net Worth: $60 Million

The Golden State Warriors point guard, Stephen Curry, is the highest paid NBA player this year with his massive $34.7 Million salary in the ongoing season. He also holds the runner-up spot in the richest NBA players in 2018 list with his total earnings of $76.7 Million this year. Last year he signed an astonishing $201.2 Million deal with the Warriors for the next five years. The two-time NBA champion currently has 2 NBA MVP, 5 NBA All-Star, 2 SoCon Player of the Year, and an NBA Sportsmanship Award under his belt. He earned his place in the All-NBA First Team and All-NBA Second Team twice each. His best performance came in 2016 when he became both the NBA scoring champion and NBA steals leader.

1. LeBron James

LeBron James is the Richest Basketball Player in 2018

LeBron James is the Richest Player in NBA 2018

Total Earnings in 2018: $85.3 Million
NBA 2018 Salary: $33.3 Million
Total Net Worth: $400 Million

One of the greatest NBA players of all time, LeBron James, holds the top spot in the list of richest NBA players in 2018. With his $85.3 Million staggering income this year, LeBron touched his total net worth of $400 Million recently. The three times NBA Finals MVP currently playing in the second season of his three-year deal worth $99.9 Million with Cleveland Cavaliers. However, he has the right to opt out from the deal during the offseason of his final contract year. One of the most decorated Basketball stars, LeBron, currently has 3 NBA Championships, 4 NBA MVP, 14 NBA All-Star, 3 NBA All-Star MVP, and 2 AP Athlete of the year under his belt. Besides, he earned his spot in the All-NBA First Team a record 11 times as of 2018.

Richest NBA Players 2018 | Honorable Mentions

Besides all the players listed above, several other great athletes earned a lot in the current 2018 NBA season. Paul Millsap has earned $31.3 million; Gordon Hayward has earned $29.7 million; Kyle Lowry has earned $28.7 million; Mike Conley has earned $28.5 million; DeMar DeRozan has earned $27.74 million in the 2018 NBA season. Besides, several great players such as Al Horford and Jrue Holiday also earned more than $25 million in 2018.

Richest NBA Players | 2018 Table [Updated]

Rank Player Team Total Earning in 2018 Salary in 2018 Total Net Worth
1 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers $85.3 Million $33.3 Million $400 Million
2 Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors $76.7 Million $34.7 Million $60 Million
3 Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors $58 Million $25 Million $150 Million
4 James Harden Houston Rockets $48.3 Million $28.3 Million $72 Million
5 Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder $47.5 Million $28.5 Million $160 Million
6 Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers $40.2 Million $26.2 Million $50 Million
7 Blake Griffin Detroit Pistons $35.5 Million $29.5 Million $82 Million
8 Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks $35.5 Million $22.5 Million $50 Million
9 Carmelo Anthony Oklahoma City Thunder $33.2 Million $26.2 Million $90 Million
10 Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans $32.7 Million $23.8 Million $60 Million

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