13 NBA Players Make 50 highest-earning American Athletes List

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Apr 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (left) and center Chris Bosh smile on the bench in the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

In case you missed it, SI compiled their Fortunate 50 list of the highest-earning American athletes last week. Within those 50, we can naturally find quite a few NBA players.

The list contains the athletes’ total estimated income based on salary, endorsements, bonuses and pretty much every other type of income. The earnings are based on last year’s season. Due to the lockout-shortened NBA season, all players lost a percentage of their total salaries, which is why only 13 NBA players have made the list.

Continue reading to find out where each NBA player ranked on the list and how much they made.

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Topics: Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs

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