Top 6 Richest Basketball Players of 2018

Six richest Basketball players in the world

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Below are the top six richest basketball players of 2018.

The income of these players come from the winnings, royalty money, advertisements, sponsorship, etc. They are the very rich basketball players in the world.

 

6. Dwight Howard

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Dwight David Howard was born December 8, 1985 and plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).  He forgo college and entered the 2004 NBA draft, and was selected first overall by the Orlando Magic. He is an eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA team selection, five-time All-Defensive member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Howard has been ranked consistently as one of the best in the league in rebounds, blocks, field goal percentage and free throw attempts, and has set numerous franchise and league records. He led the Magic to three division titles and one conference title, and he was the winner of the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

Dwight Howard made major news in the summer of 2013 when he elected to spurn the Los Angeles Lakers and instead sign with the Houston Rockets.

The move surprised some (after all, the Los Angeles Lakers have never lost out on re-signing one of their high-profile free agents) and didn’t surprise others. There were major financial implications for Howard choosing to leave the Lakers – according to the terms of the NBA’s CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement), the Lakers were able to offer an extra year of term and an additional $30 million or so over the course of the contract.

Dwight Howard currently has a net worth of $80 million

 

5. Dirk Nowitzki

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Dirk Werner Nowitzki was born on June 19, 1978 and is a German professional basketball player. He plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He is also an alumnus of RöntgenGymnasium and the DJK Würzburg basketball club, Nowitzki was chosen as the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and immediately traded to the Mavericks, where he has played since. He is also one of only seven players ever to play at least 20 seasons in the NBA and the second to do so with a single franchise.

Nowitzki is 7 ft 0 in, and is considered to be one of the greatest power forwards of all time.  He is the first European to score 20,000 points in the NBA in a career, and he has led the Mavericks to at least 50 wins in 11 straight seasons. Nowitzki is the only player to record at least 31,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists, 1,000 steals, 1,000 blocks and 1,000 3-point field goals.

Dirk Nowitzki has an estimated net worth of $170 million.

 

4. Tim Duncan

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Timothy Theodore Duncan was born on April 25, 1976. He is a retired professional basketball player who spent his entire 19-year career with the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He is considered widely to be the greatest power forward of all time.

Referred to as the greatest Spurs player of all time, Duncan is a five-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP, NBA All-Star Game MVP and NBA Rookie of the Year. He is also a 15-time NBA All-Star and the only player to be selected to both the All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams in all of his first 13 seasons.

Tim Duncan has an estimated net worth of $177 million.

 

3. Kevin Garnett

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Kevin Maurice Garnett born on May 19, 1976 is an American former professional basketball player who played for 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He played power forward and center positions during his career. During his high school days, Garnett was a 1995 McDonald’s All-American at Farragut Career Academy and won a national player of the year award. He entered the 1995 NBA draft, where he was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves and became the first NBA player drafted directly out of high school in 20 years.

His long career ensured that he made enough money to live a decent life, even after retirement. More than 90% of his net worth is due to his accumulated salary earnings.

Endorsements were never a major source of revenue for Kevin but he still made, comparatively, a little bit off them in his playing time. He has an estimated net worth of $300 million.

 

2. Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bean Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 and was an American former professional basketball player. Bryant played his entire 20-year career for Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships with the Lakers. Bryant is an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. Bryant has won the NBA highest scorer during two seasons, and ranks third on the league’s all-time regular season scoring and fourth on the all-time postseason scoring list. He holds the NBA record for the most seasons playing with one franchise for an entire career and is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Bryant is the first guard in NBA history to play for at least 20 seasons.

In 2018, Kobe Bryant’s net worth is estimated to be $350 million.

 

1. LeBron James

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LeBron Raymone James Sr. was born December 30, 1984 and he plays American professional basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest NBA players of all time and he has won three NBA Finals MVP Awards, three NBA All-Star Game MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

James is a 14-time NBA All-Star, 11-time All-NBA first teamer, and 5-time All-Defensive first teamer. He is also the all-time scoring leader of the Cavaliers’ , the NBA All-Star Game career scoring leader, and the NBA career playoff scoring leader.

He re-signed with the Cavaliers for three more years in a deal  worth $100 million.

His $31 million salary in 2016-17 made him only the third NBA player to earn $30 million in a season after Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. It is the first time he’s had the NBA’s top salary during his 14-year career. The NBA’s top pitchman added Intel and Verizon to his endorsement portfolio, which already included Nike, Coca-Cola, Beats by Dre and Kia Motor. His lifetime deal with Nike could net him more than $1 billion. James owns a production company, SpringHill Entertainment, with his business manager, Maverick Carter. The pair is also part of an investment group in Blaze Pizza with 17 franchises in Chicago and South Florida.

Lebron James Net Worth is estimated to be $400 Million.

 

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