LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, and Shaquille O’Neal – these are just some of the most successful personalities in the field of basketball. This sport has enabled a lot of athletes across the globe to rake in staggering millions of dollars due to their impressive performance or lucrative sponsorship deals. Aside from being one of the widely viewed sports in the world, basketball is also hailed as one of the most popular sports today. The National Basketball Association, Euroleague, Eurobasket, FIBA Americas Championship, FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, and FIBA Basketball World Cup are among the most renowned sports associations nowadays. Currently, basketball players are among the frontrunners in our list of the wealthiest athletes. It’s not really a surprise as they are known to receive sky-high annual guaranteed salaries plus staggering bonuses. This figure could further increase with the addition of earnings from commercials and endorsement deals as well as returns or profit from various investments. LeBron James only came second to Cristiano Ronaldo with his $86.2 million total earnings in 2017, but the Forbes’ list of highest paid athletes is widely dominated by basketball players. From 18 last year, the number of basketball players who were ranked as the most-paid athletes today increased to 32. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and James Harden also made it to the top 10. So who else made the cut this year? Who are the newcomers in our sports list? I’m sure you’re interested to know more about them so we’ve compiled them just for you! Be sure to check them out!