Valentine’s Day has just passed, which means it’s time to trade “love is in the air” for “basketballs are in the air.” The NBA All-Star events begin Feb. 15 and are slated to run until Feb. 17. This mix-and-match game featuring some of the NBA’s top players is bound to draw the attention of sports fans across the country — and possibly some brand recruiters if the player is profitable enough.
Check out the net worths of some of the top NBA players who will face off against each other in the 2019 NBA All-Star game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Net Worth: $40M
Having the lowest net worth on this list isn’t stopping Giannis Antetokounmpo from leading one of the teams in the NBA All-Star game. Team Giannis also includes Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook. The power forward is averaging 27.2 points per game in the 2018-19 season. His current salary is around $24.2 million, part of a four-year, $100 million dollar contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Stephen Curry Net Worth: $90M
It’s hard to say who’s more famous, Curry or his family: His daughter Riley has a habit of stealing the spotlight and cookbook-author Ayesha, his wife, is a lifestyle celebrity in her own right. Still, the point guard definitely brings home the bacon. Curry ranks as the highest-paid member of the NBA for the 2018-19 season, with a salary of $37.5 million
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Dwyane Wade Net Worth: $120M
Wade is considered one of the top players in the NBA, and his $2.4 million paycheck proves it. Wade was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2003 and made winning pretty much a habit for his entire career. In 2017, Wade paid the Bulls about $8 million or more to get out of his contract.
Russell Westbrook Net Worth: $125M
Oklahoma City’s star is averaging 21.7 points per game in the 2018-19 season. However, the point guard gets paid the big bucks for dishing out a whopping 11.2 assists per game, giving the Oklahoma City Thunder another NBA Playoffs bid. The All-Star supplements his sizable salary with endorsement deals that include his own line of off-court shoe, which is marketed and sold by Nike. Westbrook signed a contract extension with the Thunder in September 2017 for a reported $205 million.
James Harden Net Worth: $145 Million
James Harden is known for signing a $228 million super-deal with the Rockets that became the biggest contract in NBA history, the Associated Press reported in July 2017. The basketball star — who is averaging 36.6 points per game this season — brought in $20 million from endorsements in 2018, according to Forbes.
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Kevin Durant Net Worth: $170 Million
Kevin Durant helped lead the Warriors to victory in the 2017 NBA Championship. The small forward’s performance has earned him lucrative off-the-court deals with brands like Nike and American Family Insurance. Durant’s salary for 2018 reportedly totaled $25.3 million, according to Forbes, and it’s supposed to increase to $38 million in the 2019-20 season.
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LeBron James Net Worth: $440M
LeBron James dominates every aspect of the game — and he also has the highest net worth when compared with the other NBA players on this list. He was the highest-paid NBA player during the 2016-17 season and earned around $31 million that year. Thanks to contracts with Beats by Dre, Coca-Cola, and Kia Motors — as well as the lifetime deal he signed with Nike — James has made at least $52 million in endorsements, according to Forbes.
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All net worth information sourced by Celebrity Net Worth.