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Forbes released a list of the highest paid athletes competing in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. NBA star Kevin Durant topped the list. The small forward reportedly made a not-so-small $56.2 million between June 2015 and June 2016. Durant was also a member of the 2012 gold medal U.S. Olympic basketball team, so he's definitely got the stats to back up the cash.

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