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These 5 NBA Players Have Higher Salaries Than LeBron This Season, Seriously

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 20:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after being called for a foul in the second ha
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 20: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after being called for a foul in the second half against the Chicago Bulls at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on October 20, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

LeBron James may be @KingJames. He may also be a four-time NBA MVP and a two-time NBA champion. He may have even been described as the NBA's "Invisible Hand" for his apparent ability to dictate just about everything that happens in the league.

But he isn't the player being paid the largest salary in the NBA this season.

James, who returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the offseason after four years with the Miami Heat, is set to earn $20,644,400 in salary during the 2014-2015 season, according to ESPN. This is the highest single-season salary that he has ever earned in his career, according to Basketball-Reference. The 29-year-old signed a two-year contract with the Cavaliers in July that should allow him the chance to take advantage of any changes in the NBA's max contracts related to the league's lucrative TV deal.

In the meantime, James, whose endorsement deals help make him one of the world's highest-paid athletes, will have to settle for being tied with former Heat teammate Chris Bosh as the player with the sixth-highest salary in the NBA for the 2014-2015 campaign.

Five players are set to earn more in NBA salary than James during the season. Are they worth it?

  • Kobe Bryant
    2014-2015 salary: $23,500,000
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    2014-2015 salary: $23,500,000
  • Amar'e Stoudemire
    2014-2015 salary: $23,410,988
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    2014-2015 salary: $23,410,988
  • Joe Johnson
    2014-2015 salary: $23,180,790
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    2014-2015 salary: $23,180,790
  • Carmelo Anthony
    2014-2015: $22,458,401
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    2014-2015: $22,458,401
  • Dwight Howard
    2014-2015: $21,436,271
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    2014-2015: $21,436,271

Salary information courtesy of ESPN.com

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