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Swashcuff
06-17-2011, 09:31 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/specials/fortunate50-2011/index.html

S.I. Fortunate 50 which features 19 NBA players



3. LeBron James ($44,500,000)
6. Kobe Bryant ($34.8 million)
7. Kevin Garnett ($32.8 million)
10. Dwight Howard ($28.7 million)
11. Dwyane Wade ($28.2 million)
16. Amar'e Stoudemire ($24.5 million)
21. Carmelo Anthony ($23.5 million)
24. Tim Duncan ($22.3 million)
27. Vince Carter ($20.5 million)
29. Rashard Lewis ($20.3 million)
31. Kevin Durant ($20.1 million)
34. Michael Redd ($18.6 million)
36. Gilbert Arenas ($18 million)
37. Zach Randolph ($17.8 million)
40. Kenyon Martin ($16.8 million)
43. Joe Johnson ($16.6 million)
45. Elton Brand ($16.6 million)
49. Paul Pierce ($15.7 million)
50. Chris Bosh ($15.5 million)

Forbes List released May 31st differs however (International players included)

http://www.forbes.com/2011/05/31/highest-paid-athletes_slide.html?partner=yahoosports


2. Kobe Bryant ($53 million)
3. LeBron James ($48 million
18. Yao Ming ($27.7 million)
19. Dwight Howard ($27.6 million)
20. Dwyane Wade ($26.2 million)
23. Carmelo Anthony ($25.1 million)
28. Amare Stoudemire ($24.5 million)
32. Kevin Garnett ($23.8 million)
35. Vince Carter ($21.8 million)
37. Tim Duncan ($21.2 million)
38. Chris Paul ($20.9 million)
42. Rashard Lewis ($20.1 million)
45. Dirk Nowitzki ($19.3 million)
49. Pau Gasol ($18.9 million)
50. Michael Redd ($18.8 million)

PrettyBoyJ
06-17-2011, 10:11 AM
It's a shame some of these players are getting so much money and a hardly producing anything for their team.. And is it just me but Kobe Lost some Endorsements..

BigCityofDreams
06-17-2011, 10:16 AM
It's a shame some of these players are getting so much money and a hardly producing anything for their team.. And is it just me but Kobe Lost some Endorsements..

Oh yea he's lost some endorsements since he was accused of rape.

Yanks All Day
06-17-2011, 10:32 AM
After everything that has happened to Tiger Woods. The dropped endorsements, not winning anything, whatever, he still made $60 million last year. That's impressive.

Swashcuff
06-17-2011, 10:34 AM
After everything that has happened to Tiger Woods. The dropped endorsements, not winning anything, whatever, he still made $60 million last year. That's impressive.

According to Forbes he made 75.... he lost more money than almost everyone else and is still the highest paid.

BALLER R
06-17-2011, 11:10 AM
According to Forbes he made 75.... he lost more money than almost everyone else and is still the highest paid.

thats what you call winning..thats some serious swag

BALLER R
06-17-2011, 11:16 AM
which list is the right list tho, kobe has 34 in one and 53 mill in the next one

8kobe24
06-17-2011, 11:22 AM
Kobe's Endorsements History via Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Bryant


Before starting the 1996–97 NBA season, Bryant signed a 6-year contract with Adidas worth approximately $48 million.[217][218] His first signature shoe was the Equipment KB 8.[219] Bryant's other earlier endorsements included deals with The Coca-Cola Company to endorse their Sprite soft drink, appearing in advertisements for McDonald's, promoting Spalding's new NBA Infusion Ball, Upper Deck, Italian chocolate company Ferrero SpA's brand Nutella, Russell Corporation,[220] and appearing on his own series of video games by Nintendo. Many companies like McDonald's and Ferrero SpA terminated his contracts when rape allegations against him became public.[221] A notable exception was Nike, Inc., who had signed him to a 5-year, $40–45 million contract just before the incident.[222][223] However, they refused to use his image or market a new shoe of his for the year, but eventually did start promoting Bryant once his image recovered 2 years later.[223] He has since resumed endorsement deals with The Coca-Cola Company, through their subsidiary Energy Brands to promote their Vitamin Water brand of drinks.[224] Bryant was also the cover athlete for NBA '07: Featuring the Life Vol. 2 and appeared in commercials for the video games Guitar Hero World Tour (with Tony Hawk, Michael Phelps, and Alex Rodriguez) in 2008 and Call of Duty: Black Ops (alongside Jimmy Kimmel) in 2010.[225]
Derek Fisher (left) and Bryant (center) with Barack Obama (right) on January 25, 2010

In a 2008 video promoting Nike's Hyperdunk shoes, Bryant appears to jump over a speeding Aston Martin. The stunt was considered to be fake, and the Los Angeles Times said a real stunt would probably be a violation of Bryant's Lakers contract.[226] After promoting Nike's Hyperdunk shoes, Bryant came out with the fourth edition of his signature line by Nike, the Zoom Kobe IV. In 2010 Nike launched another shoe, Nike Zoom Kobe V.[227] In 2009, Bryant signed a deal with Nubeo to market the "Black Mamba collection", a line of sports/luxury watches that range from $25,000 to $285,000.[228] On February 9, 2009, Bryant was featured on the cover of ESPN The Magazine. However, it was not for anything basketball related, rather it was about Bryant being a big fan of FC Barcelona.[229] CNN estimated Bryant's endorsement deals in 2007 to be worth $16 million a year.[230] In 2010, Bryant was ranked third behind Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan in Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid athletes with $48 million.[231]

On December 13, 2010, Bryant signed a two-year endorsement deal with Turkey's national airline, Turkish Airlines. The deal involved Bryant being in a promotional film to be aired in over 80 countries in addition to him being used in digital, print and billboard advertising.[232][233][234]

Bryant has appeared as the cover athlete for the following video games:

* Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside[235]
* NBA Courtside 2: Featuring Kobe Bryant[236]
* NBA Courtside 2002[237]
* NBA 3 On 3 Featuring Kobe Bryant[238]
* NBA '07: Featuring the Life Vol. 2[239]
* NBA '09: The Inside[240]
* NBA 2K10

Swashcuff
06-17-2011, 11:22 AM
which list is the right list tho, kobe has 34 in one and 53 mill in the next one

They both differ considerably. I don't know what they base their rankings on.

BALLER R
06-17-2011, 11:29 AM
They both differ considerably. I don't know what they base their rankings on.

I was trying to figure that out but got not idea either

LA_Raiders
06-17-2011, 11:35 AM
Kobe is the face of the NBA (He/fish is the active player with most ships). He well deserves the $53M.

LeBrick $48M??? For a sidekick is too much IMO...

DodgerBulls
06-17-2011, 11:59 AM
Kobe is the face of the NBA (He/fish is the active player with most ships). He well deserves the $53M.

LeBrick $48M??? For a sidekick is too much IMO...

Oh yeah, just bring the most stupid argument tool ever, the rings. ****, even Mbenga is better than Malone at this point and must be paid way more money in appearances fees.

Giraffes Rule
06-17-2011, 01:00 PM
Man TimmyD's making less than 4 million in endorsements.

TopsyTurvy
06-17-2011, 02:01 PM
... and of course THIS is what is wrong with the nba.


Billy Hunter beat David Stern on the last two labor deals.

You know how I know this? Because the players made $2.1 billion dollars this year … and again the owners lost $300 million. Hold on, I have their $300 million right here: Vince Carter ($17.5m), Richard Hamilton ($12.5m), Baron Davis ($13m), Jose Calderon ($9m), Gilbert Arenas ($17.7m), Rashard Lewis ($19.6m), Michael Redd ($18.3m), Matt Carroll ($4.3m), Mike Dunleavy ($10.6m), Jason Kapono ($6.6m), Andrei Kirilenko ($17.8m), Marvin Williams ($7.2m), Jared Jeffries ($6.8m), Vlad Radmanovic ($6.8m), Hedo Turkoglu ($10.2m), Boris Diaw ($9m), Marcus Banks ($4.8m), Joel Pryzbilla ($7.4m), TJ Ford (8.5m), Darius Songalia ($4.8m), Andris Biedrins ($9m), Yao Ming ($17.7m), Sam Dalembert ($13.4m), Memo Okur ($9.9m), DeSagana Diop ($6.4m), Jermaine O'Neal ($5.7m), Eddy Curry ($11.2m), Dan Gadzuric ($7.2m), Troy Murphy ($11.9m). Boom! Everyone on that list ranges from "violently overpaid" to "brazenly stole money and hasn't been arrested yet."

Taken from an interesting read (even though I mostly hate the author).

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6649101/dizzying-highs-terrifying-lows

MacFitz92
06-17-2011, 02:45 PM
Kobe's Endorsements History via Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Bryant


Although I know for a fact, some of those endorsements are correct, you should never source anything from wikipedia.org. Anyone with an account can change the information on those pages.

njnets
06-17-2011, 02:46 PM
great find! the owners constantly complain about losing money...how about they start spending smartly. the amount of money these guys make as average players is absurd. there cashing in on the owners mistakes.

if owners didnt overpay everyone, they wouldnt have any problems. but its the players fault for accepting these deals, right? ...

tbone2171
06-17-2011, 02:58 PM
Kobe is the face of the NBA (He/fish is the active player with most ships). He well deserves the $53M.

LeBrick $48M??? For a sidekick is too much IMO...

Someone once accused of rape is the face of the NBA?? That's not a good sign.

Swashcuff
06-17-2011, 03:00 PM
Kobe is the face of the NBA (He/fish is the active player with most ships). He well deserves the $53M.

LeBrick $48M??? For a sidekick is too much IMO...

I posted em both just for people like you. I knew you'd totally ignore the S.I. report.

8kobe24
06-17-2011, 03:52 PM
Although I know for a fact, some of those endorsements are correct, you should never source anything from wikipedia.org. Anyone with an account can change the information on those pages.

Got it, thanks...

allSUAVE
06-17-2011, 04:01 PM
They are the most popular players

AIMelo=KillaDUO
06-17-2011, 04:20 PM
Kobe is the face of the NBA (He/fish is the active player with most ships). He well deserves the $53M.

LeBrick $48M??? For a sidekick is too much IMO...

lol LeBron doesn't deserve 48 but Kobe deserves 53 lol get outta here with that. and Kobe is not the face of the NBA.

Bruno
06-17-2011, 04:59 PM
Although I know for a fact, some of those endorsements are correct, you should never source anything from wikipedia.org. Anyone with an account can change the information on those pages.

Never source Wikipedia, but you can use it as a means to locate sources. If a sentence or paragraph from wikipedia is closed off with a source [2, ex] that you can trace at the bottom of the page, you go click on the provided source at the bottom, a new link will pop up and that can be used as a source, depending on the web-pages validity.

Sportfan
06-17-2011, 06:50 PM
Although I know for a fact, some of those endorsements are correct, you should never source anything from wikipedia.org. Anyone with an account can change the information on those pages.
You do realize Kobe's page is locked right?