He’s on a supermax
Stephen Curry is CASHING in right now. While his contract doesn’t even scratch the surface of his total compensation from basketball with multi-million dollar deals from companies like Under Armor, Curry is the king of compensation in the NBA.
Curry earned around $45 million from the 2013-2014 season to the 2016-2017 one. That four-year stretch solidified his claim as one of the few true superstars in the league, and it allowed the Warriors to then adequately pay him.
With the dynasty partially built off his horrific contract, one that he won two MVPs under, Curry is now set to make over $40 million the next few seasons with him topping out at $45.78 million during the 2021-2022 season.
With a 15% trade kicker on his 5-year, $201 million deal, Curry has been given the keys to the franchise.
The only player in the league to notch over $40 million in salary, Curry is joined by LeBron James, John Wall, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, and Russell Westbrook as the only players to be making over $35 million.
Being paid at a correct tier for your work is a huge reason for NBA players to continue with a team, and the Warriors have been able to do just that. On top of that, after this contract expires, Curry likely won’t be as highly valued anywhere other than the Bay.