1. Before means earlier than.
We must leave before four o'clock.
2. Before can mean in a more important position than.
She is so ambitious that she puts her job before her family.
3. Before can mean facing.
The handsome singer had many adoring fans before him.
4. Before can mean in the future.
The bride smiled as she thought of the happiness before her.
5. Before can mean in the presence of.
I was told to appear before the judge.
The Worlds Highest Paid Athletes
Total Earnings: $49.5 million
Salary/Winnings: $23.5 million
Endorsements: $26 million
Bryant had the highest salary in the NBA for the fifth straight year at $23.5 million in 2014 15. Bryant took a $7 million pay cut on his Lakers salary last season under the two year, $48.5 million extension he signed in 2013. Injuries limited the 17 time All Star to only 41 games combined over the past two seasons. The five time NBA champion has deals with Nike, Lenovo, Hublot and Panini.