Giannis Antetokounmpo is the only European in the Forbes NBA Top10 earnings list

2022-10-14T12:52:04+00:00 2022-10-14T12:54:51+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

14/Oct/22 12:52

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Just like every other year, Forbes has listed the Top 10 Highest-Paid NBA Players 2022 including earnings outside their NBA contract. For the second straight year, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the only one of the NBA’s Top10 earners who has yet to turn 30. Moreover, he is the only European present on the list.

The Milwaukee Bucks superstar, who’s ready to begin his 10th NBA season, entered the list in the fourth spot, leaving players like Klay Thompson and James Harden behind him. The two other biggest European stars Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic didn’t make it to the Top 10.

LeBron James keeps on being on top, as he became the first active athlete to be certified a billionaire by Forbes in June. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant complete the podium.

Full list:

  1. LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers): $124.5 million, $44.5 million on-field
  2. Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors): $95.1 million, $48.1 million on-field
  3. Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets): $88 million, $43 million on-field
  4. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks): $86.5 million, $42.5 million on-field
  5. Russell Westbrook (Los Angeles Lakers): $82.1 million, $47.1 million on-field
  6. Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors): $60.6 million, $40.6 million on-field
  7. Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers): $60.5 million, $42.5 million on-field
  8. James Harden (Philadelphia 76ers): $53 million, $33 million on-field
  9. Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers): $51 million, $42.5 million on-field
  10. Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat): $49.7 million, $37.7 million on-field