2017-18 salary: $33,285,709
Cap hit: $33,285,709
Value of contract: $99,857,127
Length of contract: 3 years
Average salary: $33,285,709
Editor's Note: On July 1, 2018, LeBron agreed to a 4-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, which will pay him approximately $38.5 million a year. This contract will likely keep LeBron to No. 2 on the list once the complete contract details are released and the free agency period is over. He'll likely now be behind Chris Paul, who signed a 4-year, $160 million deal to remain with the Houston Rockets.
We'll update the story again after all the big-name free agents sign their contracts.
The four-time MVP isn’t showing his age, delivering one of his finest seasons statistically — career-high averages for rebounds (8.6) and assists (9.0) — in his 15th year in the league.
The 6-8, 250-pounder put it best when he said, “I’m like fine wine, I get better with age.”
He put together a 17-stretch starting (30 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists per game, 55% FG and 41% 3-PT) that left no doubt about his intent to reach a ninth consecutive NBA Final.