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.