Tuesday, June 3
According to Sports Illustrated, Kevin Durant was the 13th highest-paid athlete (using both on- and off-court income) in the U.S. last year.
In addition, Durant is the youngest man in the entire top 50, as well as the only teenager. Including endorsements, SI lists the young Sonic’s take at $25.9 million this past year, including the $12 million signing bonus he received from Nike (just edging the $0.12 signing bonus I received from Editor Paul on my last contract).
Even more amazing, Durant is younger than all but three of the 14 “Future 50” candidates SI trumpets in another section of the website. Only Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, and Brazilian soccer star Alexandre Pato are younger than Durant. He finished sixth among NBA players.
Among others, Durant received more money than Tom Brady, Jeff Gordon, Manny Ramirez, Tim Duncan, and Rich King.
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What?! Paul pays you?! I knew I should have asked to be paid in money instead of Supersonicsoul stock!
I pay in hugs.
Kevin Durant has yet to surpass the lifetime earnings of Jim McIlvaine, though.
Paul really does pay his debts in hugs. It's kind of creepy and not very satisfying.
Amen to that, Eric.
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