LeBron tops Forbes' 2021-22 list of highest-paid NBA players

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LeBron James is the NBA's top earner for the 2021-22 season.

The Los Angeles Lakers star claimed the No. 1 spot on Forbes' list of the highest-paid NBA players for the eighth straight year. James is set to earn $111.2 million, including $41.2 million in salary and an estimated $70 million from off-court ventures.

The $111.2 million is a new NBA earnings record, breaking the previous mark of $96.5 million set by James last season.

Stephen Curry is the second-highest-paid player with $92.8 million and Kevin Durant is third with $87.9 million.

In total, the NBA's 10 highest earners are slated to make $714 million in 2021-22, marking an increase of 28% from last season.

Here's the complete list:

RANK PLAYER TOTAL EARNINGS SALARY ENDORSEMENTS
1. LeBron James $111.2M $41.2M $70M
2. Stephen Curry $92.8M $45.8M $47M
3. Kevin Durant $87.9M $40.9M $47M
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo $80.3M $39.3M $41M
5. Russell Westbrook $74.2M $44.2M $30M
6. James Harden $62.3M $44.3M $18M
7. Damian Lillard $56.3M $39.3M $17M
8. Klay Thompson $54M $38M $16M
9. Paul George $47.8M $39.3M $8.5M
10. Jimmy Butler $47M $36M $11M
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