Kylian Mbappe Receives Insane $776 Million Deal from Al-Hilal, Could Earn More Than the 15 Highest-Paid NBA Players Combined if He Accepts
NBA players clearly make a lot of money and are among the highest-paid athletes in the world. However, certain soccer players like Kylian Mbappe can earn much more than NBA stars.
Recently, there were reports that a Saudi Arabian soccer team called Al-Hilal offered $332 million to PSG for one of their forwards. They also offered the player a huge salary of $776 million for just one season. Some NBA players joked that they would join a Saudi Arabian basketball club if they were offered a similar deal. Even the highest-paid NBA player, Stephen Curry, who earned $51,915,615 during the 2023-24 season, would earn much less compared to what Kylian Mbappe could earn in Saudi Arabia.
Kylian Mbappe received an insane deal
Kylian Mbappe could earn even more money, $776 million, which is higher than what the 15 highest-paid NBA players make. Those NBA players together earn about $681 million, which is nearly $100 million less than Mbappe’s salary with Al-Hilal. It’s really unbelievable to think about because those NBA players are some of the best in the league.
Stephen Curry: $51,915,615
Joel Embiid: $47,607,350
Nikola Jokic: $47,607,350
LeBron James: $47,607,350
Bradley Beal: $46,741,590
Kevin Durant: $46,407,433
Paul George: $45,640,165
Kawhi Leonard: $45,640,084
Giannis Antetokounmpo: $45,640,084
Damian Lillard: $45,640,084
Jimmy Butler: $45,183,960
Klay Thompson: $43,219,440
Rudy Gobert: $41,000,000
Fred VanVleet: $40,806,300
Anthony Davis: $40,600,080
Kylian Mbappe: $776,000,000
The deal for Kylian Mbappe could be one of the biggest in sports history. Even though the Saudi Pro League isn’t a top-tier soccer league, high-profile players like Cristiano Ronaldo have gone there for lucrative contracts. Ronaldo’s contract is worth $75 million annually, bigger than Stephen Curry’s salary. But it’s still less than 10% of what Mbappe would make with Al-Hilal. Mbappe would play one season and could become a billionaire with an extension. Even without it, the deal would boost the league’s reputation. While Mbappe would earn more than most NBA players, many soccer players don’t make as much as the top NBA stars.
It’s interesting to see NBA salaries steadily increasing for stars, and Jaylen Brown might sign the biggest contract in NBA history at $304 million over five years. While NBA players won’t likely reach Mbappe’s $776 million one-year salary soon, they are still doing well. The 2023 NBA free agency deals surpassed $2 billion, showing higher player earnings, especially for stars. It’s uncertain if Mbappe will join Al-Hilal, as he may prefer a more competitive league like the Premier League or La Liga. Such a move would be unprecedented, like a top-tier NBA player going overseas in their prime. Legacy matters, but $776 million for one season is tempting. If Mbappe moves to Saudi Arabia, it could impact future athlete deals worldwide. NBA players might consider such insane opportunities if basketball grows in Saudi Arabia.