OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant among top NBA player endorsers

by Darnell Mayberry Published: February 18, 2014
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Kevin Durant ranks fourth among NBA players in endorsement income, according to a report by Forbes.com.

Durant pulled in $14 million in endorsement dollars in 2013, according to the report. He trailed LeBron James ($42 million), Kobe Bryant ($34 million) and Derrick Rose ($21 million).

Dwyane Wade ($12 million), Carmelo Anthony ($9 million), Amar'e Stoudemire ($6.5 million), Dwight Howard ($6 million), Blake Griffin ($6 million) and Chris Paul ($4 million) rounded out the top 10.

The NBA's top 10 endorsers banked $155 million last year, according to the report. The NFL's top 10 endorsers ranked a distant second among the four major North American sports. They collectively earned $55 million from endorsements. Major League Baseball's 10 biggest endorsers earned less than $30 million off the field, and the NHL's top 10 made a combined $15 million in endorsements.

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