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.
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