James Harden vs Kevin Durant vs Kyrie Irving Net Worth: Who is Richest Amongst Brooklyn Nets Big 3?

Published 10/17/2021, 9:02 AM EDT


The Brooklyn Nets have found themselves in an unlikely situation before the 2021-22 season begins. Kyrie Irving refusing to get vaccinated for the coronavirus has put the franchise in a lot of trouble. Fans were finally hoping to see the power trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie in action, without any health issues.

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But it seems like that could be a while. Because unless Irving changes his mind, he will probably be benched for upcoming games. While this is a topic everyone is debating over, a question started hovering around. Of course, all three of them are some of the best stars in the league right now. However, they do not rank the same when it comes to minting money. So, who is the richest amongst the Nets’ big three?

Kevin Durant comes out on top in money rankings

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Oct 11, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) reacts after being called for a technical foul by referee Ed Malloy (14) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

As per Celebrity Net Worth, KD’s net worth is $200 million, which includes his on-court and off-court earnings. The four-year contract that he signed with the Brooklyn Nets this summer is alone a $164 million contract. However, his profits aren’t just limited to the hardwood floor.

His lucrative deals with big brands like Google, Nike, Alaska Airlines, Panini, and many others also contribute to his earnings. Not only that, but he also keeps himself involved in smart investments like Coinbase, Lime Scooters, Caffeine TV. Most recently, he has also shown interest in tech startups such as Postmates and Acorns.

And let’s not forget the media company that he built from the ground up called ‘Thirty-Five Media’, which has produced “The Boardroom” for ESPN.

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Where do James Harden and Kyrie Irving stand?

Oct 14, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Naz Reid (11) dives for a loose ball against Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Then there is James Harden, whose net worth is $165 million. Before joining the Nets, he had only played for two other teams, the Houston Rockets, and Oklahoma City Thunder. This meant that he could get Supermax deals.

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Harden could have risen up the rank if only he had accepted the $50 million a year offer from the Rockets, and becoming the first player in NBA’s history to do so. But it was clear that he was very desperate to leave that franchise and start afresh. Finally, Kyrie Irving stands third amongst them, with a $90 million net worth.

Kyrie, like the others, has a big income from his ventures outside of basketball. Of course, his contract with the Nets, which is under some decision-making at the moment, pays him heavily but so do these other deals. He collaborates with 2k Sports, Nike, General Mills, and many more. However, Kyrie is still younger than his other two teams, so chances are, he can bag bigger deals in the future if he stays healthy.

Kevin Durant had a head start compared to these two, as he was drafted before them. He did not waste any time establishing himself and proving what his potential is to bag these big deals. Can any of the others surpass him in the near or far future?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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