Kobe Bryant highest-earning NBA player in 2014

Photo: L.A. Times
Photo: L.A. Times

Nick Young said Kobe Bryant has enough money to fill his whole house with black suits. In reality, the Black Mamba could probably fill a town with designer clothing.

According to Forbes, Bryant was the highest-earning NBA player in 2014 at $64.5 million, with $34 million of those earnings coming from endorsement deals.

LeBron James is hot on Bryant’s heels with $61.1 million in earnings, according to the website, followed by Derrick Rose ($38.6 million), Kevin Durant ($31.8 million) and Dwyane Wade ($30.7 million).

Bryant signed a two-year extension deal worth $48.5 million with the Lakers last year that will ensure he retains the privilege of being the highest-paid player in the NBA salary-wise. His off-the-court endorsement deals with the likes of Nike and Turkish Airlines also help bump up his overall earnings.

Bryant’s latest Nike shoe, the Kobe 9, is set to hit the shelves soon and will be debuted by Nick Young tomorrow night in Miami, according to Dave McMenamin from ESPN Los Angeles.

Written by Ross Pickering

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