Stephen Curry agrees to the richest contract in NBA history

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Stephen Curry
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Stephen Curry /

Stephen Curry, the two-time Most Valuable Player, has re-signed with the Golden State Warriors for a record $201 million over five years.

Wardell Stephen Curry II has become the National Basketball Association’s first $200 million man. The two-time MVP is re-signing with the Golden State Warriors for the “supermax.” It was a quick (and obvious) decision for both sides.

Curry is signing the richest deal in NBA history after getting paid far less than many of his teammates. After some ankle injuries slowed him down early on in his career, he signed a four year, $44 million extension. It quickly became the most team-friendly deal in the history of the NBA.

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While making $11 million a year, Curry won 73 games, two MVP awards, and two championships. He became the most marketable player in the Association, leading the league in jersey sales as his stardom exploded all over the world. Curry jumped from a promising young player to an all-time great.

After earning $44 million over the last four seasons, Curry will be making $40.2 million per year over the next five seasons. Forbes ranked Curry as the 8th highest-paid athlete in the world. This deal will surely bump him up a few spots.

The superstar point guard turns 30 in March. He is at the height of his powers as he’s taken his Warriors to three straight NBA Finals. His contract will take him to age 34.

The Warriors have locked up their franchise player with ease. Owner Joe Lacob said he would do whatever it takes to retain Curry and writing checks with those kinds of amounts will certainly make him happy. For Warriors fans, it’ll be great to see him in a Golden State uniform for years to come.

Congratulations, Mr. Curry.