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Highest Paid NBA Players of 2015-2016

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With the NBA season closing in, we recently examined the estimated total 2015-2016 payroll for every team.

Every year, NBA salaries reach new heights with this season being no different. Below are the 15 highest paid players of the 2015-2016 season:

  1. Kobe Bryant. $25,000,000.
  2. Joe Johnson. $24,894,863.
  3. LeBron James. $22,970,500.
  4. Carmelo Anthony. $22,875,000.
  5. Dwight Howard. $22,359,364.
  6. Chris Bosh. $22,192,730.
  7. Chris Paul. $21,468,695.
  8. Kevin Durant. $21,221,850.
  9. Derrick Rose. $20,093,064.
  10. Dwyane Wade. $20,000,000.
  11. Brook Lopez. $19,689,000.
  12. Kevin Love. $19,689,000.
  13. Blake Griffin. $18,862,876.
  14. Paul Millsap. $18,671,659.
  15. Deron Williams. $18,659,398.

Are you surprised by any of the names on this list? As many would expect, Kobe Bryant finds himself at the top. This has nothing to do with his performance over the past two seasons, and everything to do with the big contract he previously signed. Will Kobe overcome his injuries and once again earn every penny of his $25 million salary?

So, there you have it. These are the 15 highest paid players in the NBA for the upcoming season. We'll update the list at the All-Star break to see who is earning their money and who needs to step up their game.