Jeremy Lin is expected to take a pay cut to find the right situation heading into next season. (Denver? Dallas? Houston?) But the tail end of the 3-year contract Lin signed when he moved to Houston from New York post-Linsanity — the $14.9 million he made playing for the Los Angeles Lakers last year — helped put him in the top 100 earners among athletes for the year, according to Forbes.
The magazine, which tracks wealth in numerous business sectors, pegs Lin’s total earnings at $18.9 million, with healthy endorsement deals from Adidas, Tag Heuer, and other ventures. Lin ranked No. 97 on the Forbes list, which was topped by boxer Floyd Mayweather. (Mayweather cemented his nickname, “Money.”) In last place — if you can call the 100th spot and earnings of $18.8 million last place — is Lin’s former teammate James Harden.