Sports Illustrated released their “Fortunate 50″ list of the 50 top-earning athletes in all of sports.
The top-earning NBA player was Miami Heat’s LeBron James at a net worth of $44,500,000.00 but San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan made the list at number 24:
Duncan has a $21.3 million player option for next season, the final year of his contract. The other members of the Spurs’ Big Three, Manu Ginóbili and Tony Parker, received extensions in 2010.
Duncan’s breakdown is as follows:
$18,835,381.00 in salary/winnings, $3,500,000.00 in endorsements for a grand total of $22,335,381.00.
Doesn’t this just bring warm feeling to you to know playing a game for a living pays off?
Now excuse me while I go back to toil in my office hoping to make ends meet. Seems my high-school guidance counselor was way off and her career assessment for me.