Giannis Antetokounmpo will earn $42.5M on the court and $44.0M off-court in 2022.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is the 4th highest-paid NBA player in 2022 with $86.5M total earnings, according to Forbes.

For the second straight year, he is the only one of the NBA's top ten earners who has yet to turn 30.

The 27-year-old Milwaukee Bucks front-runner, who was the subject of the film Rise, released on Disney+ in June, has added partnerships with online gambling site Novibet and luxury watchmaker Breitling and has been picking up stakes in a number of companies, including telemedicine platform Antidote Health.

He also recently opened a shop, AntetokounBros, with his four brothers at the airport in his native Athens.

Giannis is only trailing Kevin Durant ($88.0M), Stephen Curry ($95.1M), and LeBron James ($124.5M).

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron, who is heading into his 20th pro season, topped basketball's earnings ranking for the ninth straight year.

James will be the highest-paid NBA player ever, beating the estimated $121.2 million he raked in over the 12 months ending in May.

Top 10 highest-paid NBA athletes 2022:

Player Team
 Total earnings
LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers $124.5M
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors $95.1M
Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets $88.0M
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks $86.5M
Russell Westbrook Los Angeles Lakers $82.1M
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors $60.6M
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers $60.5M
James Harden Philadelphia 76ers $53.0M
Paul George Los Angeles Clippers $51.0M
Jimmy Butler Miami Heat $49.7M
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