Spurs' Duncan ranked 24 on 'Fortunate 50' list


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 Gin├│bili 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.