NBA players are among some of the highest-earners in the professional sports world. Despite placing third in overall revenue generated behind the NFL and MLB, basketball players take home a hefty paycheck after each season, with some earning over a thousand times more than their teammates. Check out the NBA stars, past and present, have the most surprising net worth. A certain six-time champion will shock you with his billions sitting in the bank!
1. LeBron James @ $400 Million
King James was one of the most highly anticipated players to enter the NBA. After completing a successful basketball career in high school, he was immediately recruited to the big leagues in 2003. The three-time champion and four-time league MVP was the third highest earner in the sports world in 2016, after soccer superstars Ronaldo and Messi. James’ lifelong deal with Nike, set at $1 billion, is worth a cool $400 today.