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  • Affiliation
    Chicago Bulls (NBA)
  • Last Year's Rank
    7
  • Salary
    $17,632,688
  • Endorsements
    $17,000,000
  • Total Earnings
    $34,632,688

Once again D-Rose was injured and sat out most of the season, and once again he’s high on this list anyway, thanks to a guaranteed salary and a hefty endorsement stable. In fact, experts say playing this year likely would have led to even more endorsements; many brands think Rose is tomorrow’s LeBron or Kobe, in terms of marketability. He has a huge deal with Adidas, in addition to Powerade, Wilson, Skullcandy and some local Chicago companies.