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Carmelo Anthony, 25th Highest Earning American Athlete

Sports Illustrated released its annual list of top-earning athletes, and the Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony came in 25th. The top two earners were pro golfers: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. According to the Denver Post:

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Should he [Anthony] sign the Nuggets' three-year, $65 million contract extension offer and keep the endorsements coming (with an estimated $6 million in 2010), he would move up considerably when the extension kicks in for the 2011-12 season.

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No other Colorado athlete made the list. I also find it a bit sad that Matt Stafford makes this list because of his ridiculous salary. Matt, talk to me when you win five games.