The NBA Finals determine a lot more than the best basketball team. Michael Jordan is widely considered to be the greatest basketball player ever. In addition to winning the most, Jordan has also earned the most — racking up a net worth of $1.65 billion.
Click through and see which NBA players are trying to build basketball fortunes.
Tony Parker: $75 Million
Parker is a longtime NBA player, and his checkbook can prove it. This French basketball player is known by many as the ex-husband of celebrity actor Eva Longoria, but history will remember him as a 4x NBA Champion for the San Antonio Spurs.
Chris Paul: $75 Million
Chris Paul also racked up some cash in his endorsement deal with State Farm. On the court, the veteran point guard has earned an annual salary of $20.1 million during his impressive NBA career.
Derrick Rose: $85 Million
Derrick Rose never took the Chicago Bulls to the NBA Finals, but he did make a ton of money from Adidas. After leaving Chicago, the Memphis alumnus inked a $21 million deal to play for the Knicks. Other brands include Wilson Sporting Goods, Skullcandy Headphones and Powerade.
Carmelo Anthony: $90 Million
Carmelo Anthony has scored a lot of points and played for a lot of teams. In basketball, this adds up to a lot of money. Carmelo Anthony has never won the NBA Finals, but he still racked up a net worth of $90 million — $9 million of which comes from endorsements.
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Dwayne Wade: $95 Million
Wade won multiple NBA Finals in South Beach, and his paycheck can prove 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 to get out of his contract.
Russell Westbrook: $100 Million
Oklahoma City’s star averaged 25.6 points per game in the 2017-18 season. However, the point guard gets paid the big bucks for dishing out a whopping 10.1 assists per game, giving the Thunder another NBA Playoff 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 Air Jordan. The deal is reported to be worth $150 to $200 million.
James Harden: $120 Million
James Harden is known for signing a super-deal with the Rockets that stands as the biggest extension contract in history. The former Thunder star — who averaged 30.7 points per game this season — signed a contrarian deal with Adidas that will pay Harden an average of $15 million per year on top of his $14.7 million basketball salary.
Kevin Durant: $150 Million
Kevin Durant helped lead the Warriors to victory in the 2017 NBA Championship. The small forward and shooting guard’s performance has earned him lucrative off-the-court deals with mega-brands like Nike and Gatorade. The last face of the Seattle SuperSonics earned over $60 million from salary and endorsements from June 2016 to June 2017.
LeBron James: $400 Million
LeBron James dominates every aspect of the game — and he also has the highest net worth when compared to the other NBA players on this list. The Cleveland shooting guard is an All-Star MVP and NBA Finals MVP — with three NBA Finals Championships under his belt. He’s also the NBA’s money king. He was the highest-paid NBA player during the 2016-2017 season and earned $31 million that year. Thanks to contracts with Beats by Dre, Coca-Cola, Intel and Verizon — as well as the lifetime deal he signed with Nike — James has made over $500 million in his career.
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Keegan Goudie contributed to the reporting for this article. All net worth information sourced by CelebrityNetWorth.com.