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5. LeBron James ($340 Million) - ’The King’ has won three NBA championships, four NBA MVP Awards, two Olympic Gold Medals, an NBA Rookie of the Year Award, twelve All-NBA teams and six All-Defensive teams. James is currently the face of the NBA and with the expected increase in salary and endorsements, he would rank much higher on this list when his playing career is over.

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10. Tim Duncan earned $150 Million during his 19 year NBA career. A 15-time All-Star with the San Antonio Spurs, Duncan won two NBA MVP awards, NBA Finals MVP three times, and the NBA Rookie of The Year Award. He was also named All-NBA and All-Defensive Team in each of his first thirteen seasons in the NBA.

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8. Kevin Garnett ($190 Million) went straight from high school to the NBA where he played for 21 years. KG would go on to play in 15 All-Star games. He was also named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 and has been part of 12 All-Defensive Teams.

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4. Kobe Bryant played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, straight from high school and won five NBA Championships with the club. Bryant was an All-Star eighteen times and was a member of the All-NBA team fifteen times. He also led the league in scoring twice and is third all-time in NBA regular season and post season scoring. Bryant played in every All-Star game during his career and won four All-Star MVP Awards. Bryant earned $350 million from his NBA salary and lucrative contacts with McDonald’s, Nike and many others

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3. Shaquille O’Neal ($400 Million) was one of the most powerful and skilled centers in NBA history. Currently O’Neal, works as an analyst for TNT’s Inside the NBA. O’Neal won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, was selected to fifteen All-Star games and was selected to fourteen All-NBA teams. He won three NBA Championships as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and then another after he was traded to the Miami Heat. He won an NBA MVP Award in 2000. In addition, to the money made on the court, O’Neal appeared in television and movies, released rap albums and had multiple endorsement deals.

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6. David Robinson ($200 Million) was an All-Star ten times during his career and in 1995 won the NBA MVP. Robinson was a two-time NBA champion with the Spurs, winning in both 1999 and 2003. He is the only graduate of the Naval Academy to play in the NBA

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FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game. The NBA All-Star game will be coming to Charlotte in 2019, two years after the city was to host the event, the NBA announced Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The All-Star game had been set for Charlotte last February, but the NBA moved the game to New Orleans because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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FILE - In this May 29, 2014, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan speaks at a press conference after Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in San Antonio. There was a mad scramble at the Spurs practice during the Western Conference finals, a flurry of activity to position cameras and get recording devices ready to document essentially what was the sighting of a white whale. Tim Duncan, the NBA’s most reclusive star, had apparently accepted a request to speak publicly for the first time since quietly retiring in the offseason. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, FIle)

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FILE - In this March 12, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, and Houston Rockets' James Harden hug after an NBA basketball game in Houston. For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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FILE - In this April 20, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates a basket against the Indiana Pacers during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis. For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures during the second half of Game 5 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio. For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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Members of the San Antonio Spurs watch from the bench during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) work for position under the basket during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) blocks a shot from San Antonio Spurs' Dejounte Murray during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Members of the San Antonio Spurs watch from the bench in the closing minutes of the team's 136-100 loss to the Golden State Warriors during Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) is defended by Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, right, talks to guard Dejounte Murray during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) drives to the basket as San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge watches during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (Kyle Terada/Pool via AP)

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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, works for a rebound against San Antonio Spurs' Dewayne Dedmon, center left, during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, bottom, works for a rebound against San Antonio Spurs' Pau Gasol during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)