Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension with the franchise on August 17 (Wednesday).

The 'King'

After inking his latest deal with the Lakers, the four-time NBA champion has become the highest-paid player in the league's history.

A historic Deal 

James is headed into the final year of his most recent contract with the Lakers, who signed the four-time NBA MVP in July 2018.

Laker Legend

Let's take a look at the top 5 highest-earning players in NBA history, a list dominated by the active players. 

Richest NBA Players 

Washington Wizards Bradley Beal is fifth on the list after having signed deals worth $428,874,362 in his career so far. 

5 | Bradley Beal

Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard has penned deals worth $449,910,157 in his career so far. 

4 | Damian Lillard

The reigning NBA Finals MVP, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has pocketed $470,090,010 in his glittering career so far.

3 | Stephen Curry 

Two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant has made a whopping sum of $498,688,653 in his Hall of Fame career so far. 

2 | Kevin Durant

James' latest two-year deal has made him the first NBA player in history to earn over $500 million ($528,992,480) in salary.

1 | LeBron James 

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