Using Twitter for endorsing products is fairly common these days. Many NBA stars also use their twitter accounts for advertising purposes and their rates are just eye-popping.
These are the NBA players who are paid most for a sponsored tweet.
LeBron James — $139,474 per tweet
LeBron James is undoubtedly the best basketball player right now and is making more money with a sponsored tweet than any of the NBA player. A sponsored tweet sent by King James cost $1,000 per character or precisely 139,474 dollars per tweet. It makes James’ twitter account most valuable not only in NBA but among all the athletes on the planet. James has 23.3 million followers on Twitter.
Kevin Durant — $66,553 per tweet
Kevin Durant is 4-time NBA scoring champion, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and Most Valuable Player of 2014. A total of 11.6 million people follow him on Twitter and one Durant tweet is worth $66,553.
The 26-years old Kevin Durant is one of the high-profile players of NBA. He is a top-notch shooter and one of the only six NBA players who are the members of 50-40-90 club.
Kobe Bryant — $42,389 per tweet
Kobe Bryant’s charisma never fades away despite the fact that he is in the twilight of his career. His last couple of his seasons was injury-plagued and his numbers were down as well. Still, a steady 7.23 million people follow his account.
Kobe is one of the all-time greatest players of Lakers. He has recently signed a lucrative two-year contract extension with the franchise and has maintained the status as NBA’s Highest-paid player for the sixth straight season.
Dwight Howard — $34,290 per tweet
Dwight Howard is an outstanding defensive player. He is a 5-time rebound champion and led the league in blocks in 2009 and 2010. Howard is a unique combination of powerful physique and extraordinary athleticism. His Twitter account is followed by 6.11 million people and he gets $34,290 million for every sponsored tweet.
Dwyane Wade — $28,276 per tweet
Dwyane Wade is one of the key players for Miami Heat over the past decade. He led the franchise win its first ever championship in 2006 and helped win two back to back titles in 2012 and 2013 as well. Wade was named Finals MVP in 2006 and was voted NBA All Star for 11 consecutive years from 2005 to 2015.
Wade raises his performance to a whole new level in clutch situations and has a reputation of hitting game winning baskets and free throws. The value of a sponsored Wade tweet is $28,276 and more than 4.8 million people follow his Twitter account.
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