The Highest Paid NBA Players Of 2022

Who is the highest paid NBA player in 2022? The basketball players who make the most money are typically the best players in the game. To get to the level of earning millions of dollars, athletes must train relentlessly, compete at the highest level to win games, and generally possess freakish athletic ability. NBA stars who earn the most money are true international superstars who live impossibly luxurious lives on and off the court. Who is the highest paid NBA player in the world right now? Who are the richest NBA stars?

NBA stars Steph Curry, John Wall, and James Harden earn the most money in the NBA, putting them among the highest paid athletes of all time. Los Angeles Lakers teammates LeBron James and Russell Westbrook are not far behind on the richest basketball players list, as are their crosstown rival Los Angeles Clippers stars Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.

Check out all the highest paid NBA players below, and come back when new NBA stars sign fat contracts to see how their salaries stack up!


  • 2022 Salary: $45,780,966

    Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A six-time NBA All-Star, he has been named the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) twice and won three NBA championships with the Warriors. Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. He is credited with revolutionizing the game of basketball by inspiring teams to regularly employ the three-point shot as part of their winning strategy.In 2014–15, Curry won his first MVP award and led the Warriors to their first championship since 1975. The following season, he became the first player in ...more
    • Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America
    • Team: Golden State Warriors
    • Position: Point guard
  • 2022 Salary: $44,310,840

    Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. (born September 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was chosen with the first overall pick of the 2010 NBA draft by the Wizards after playing one year of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. Wall plays the point guard position and is a five-time NBA All-Star. He was named to his first All-NBA Team in 2017.
    • Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Team: Los Angeles Clippers
    • Position: Point guard
  • James Harden
    Photo: Philadelphia 76ers / Instagram

    2022 Salary: $44,310,840

    James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is one of the NBA's most prolific scorers and earned recognition as the best shooting guard in the NBA, as well as one of the top overall players in the league.[3] He played college basketball for the Arizona State Sun Devils, where he was named a consensus All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2009. Harden was selected with the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder. In 2012, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year with the Thunder and helped the team reach the NBA Finals, where they ...more
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
    • Team: Philadelphia 76ers
    • Position: Shooting guard
  • Russell Westbrook
    Photo: Los Angeles Lakers / Instagram

    2022 Salary: $44,211,146

    Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a nine-time NBA All-Star and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for the 2016–17 season. He is also an eight-time All-NBA Team member, led the league in scoring in 2014–15 and 2016–17, and won back-to-back NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player awards in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, the year he won the league MVP award, Westbrook became one of two players in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season, along with Oscar Robertson in 1962. He also set a record for the most triple-doubles in a season, with 42. He ...more
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California
    • Team: Los Angeles Lakers
    • Position: Point guard
  • Kevin Durant
    Photo: @nets / Instagram

    2022 Salary: $42,180,544

    Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for the University of Texas, and was selected as the second overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA draft. He played nine seasons with the franchise, which became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008, before signing with the Golden State Warriors in 2016, winning back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018. Durant was a heavily recruited high school prospect who was widely regarded as the second-best player in his class. In college, he won numerous year-end awards and became the ...more
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Team: Brooklyn Nets
    • Position: Small forward
  • LeBron James
    Photo: Lakers / Instagram

    2022 Salary: $41,180,544

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His accomplishments include three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. James has appeared in fifteen NBA All-Star Games and been named NBA All-Star MVP three times. He won the 2008 NBA scoring title, is the all-time NBA playoffs scoring leader, and is fourth in all-time career points scored. He has been voted onto the All-NBA First Team twelve times and the All-Defensive First Team five times. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball ...more
    • Birthplace: Akron, Ohio
    • Team: Los Angeles Lakers
    • Position: Power forward