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Forbes lists LeBron James as NBA's highest-paid player for fifth consecutive year

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LeBron James isn't showing any signs of slowing down - on or off the court.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar topped Forbes' highest-paid player list.

James' earning power is unmatched, with one of the game's greatest ever players racking in a staggering $88.7 million in earnings; $35.7 million from his salary with the Lakers and $53.0 million from endorsements.

He leads the way ahead of Golden State Warriors superstar teammates Stephen Curry ($79.5m) and Kevin Durant ($65.0m).

Rounding out the top five are a pair of former teammates in Russell Westbrook ($53.7m) and James Harden ($47.4m).

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James' fortune has been built around lucrative endorsement deals with Nike, Coca-Cola and Beats By Dre, not to mention his Hollywood production company SpringHill Entertainment and his investment in Blaze Pizza.

Currently in his 16th season in the league, James has an estimated net worth of $450 million.

Chris Paul ($34.7m), Giannis Antetokounmpo ($43.2m), Damian Lillard ($41.0m), Blake Griffin ($39.1m) and Paul George ($38.6m) are the remaining five players in the top-10 of Forbes' list this year.

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