Kobe Bryant has greatest net worth in the NBA

In a revelation that’s as expected as him making a game-winning shot, Kobe Bryant is considered to have the greatest net worth in the NBA, according to Wealth-X.com.

The wealth-analysis website evaluates Bryant’s total net worth at $220 million, which includes his endorsement with Nike, Coca-Cola, Turkish Airlines, Mercedes-Benz, Lenovo, Panini and Hublot. Kevin Garnett, who was recently traded from the Boston Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets ranks second with a net worth of $190 million. And Miami Heat forward LeBron James finished in third place with $130 million. San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and Ray Allen tied for fourth and fifth with $100 million each.

The study suggested that longevity and endorsement deals are the key for NBA players to maximize their financial fortunes. Case in point, four of the five aforementioned NBA players entered the league in the mid-1990s and are still playing at relatively elite levels. In Bryant’s case, he suggested recently that he could play at least three more seasons despite a season-ending torn left Achilles’ tendon. Before, Bryant had hinted he could retire after playing through the 2012-13 season where he will earn a league-leading $30.5 million.

RELATED:

Earl Clark to visit again with Cleveland Cavaliers

Dwight Howard: “I had a lot of great meetings”

Jeanie Buss outlines reasons in tweet to Dwight Howard on why he should stay

Follow L.A. Daily News Lakers beat writer Mark Medina on Twitter. E-mail him at mark.medina@dailynews.com

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email
  • Andrew

    Yea… Read the article before publishing ….

    “”"”Case in point, the five aforementioned NBA players entered the league in the mid-1990s and are still playing at relatively elite levels”"”"

    OK… I’m pretty sure Lebron didn’t enter the league in the mid 1990′s…. Pretty big mistake wouldn’t you say?

    Don’t know how people write stuff w/o proof reading…

    • warreng

      u got the point..

  • Tim

    Kobe Bryant is the best all time hands down sorry jordan.

    Kobe Bryant Net Worth

  • mel

    ummmm….I’m pretty suee the article says four of the five aforementioned Andrew :)

    sigh…I don’t know how people post this stuff without proof reading first