Kobe Bryant reportedly has highest net worth in NBA
Updated: 2013-07-05 16:18
Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers has the highest net worth in the NBA, according to Wealth-X.com, a wealth intelligence firm.
Bryant's total net worth is estimated at $220 million, bolstered by endorsement deals with "Nike, Coca-Cola, Turkish Airlines, Mercedes-Benz, Lenovo, Panini and Hublot," the website said.
Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics (until he's dealt next week to the Brooklyn Nets) came in second, with a net worth of $190 million. Garnett was drafted in 1995, Bryant in 1996.
LeBron James was next at $130 million, the only player drafted this century (2003) to make the top five.
Tim Duncan (1997) and Ray Allen (1996) tied at fourth and fifth, at $100 million each.
Bryant will be the league's highest-paid player next season, at $30.5 million. Although he has hinted at retirement over the past year, the Lakers' guard said he recently reconsidered and may look to play another few seasons.
NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant (R) of the US and Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho smile as they watch a friendly soccer match during a Nike event in Rio de Janeiro, June 23, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]