LeBron James thinks Stephen Curry is worth $400 million
Superstar guard Stephen Curry was shown the biggest money any player in the history of the NBA has ever seen, signing a record-setting $201-million, 5-year deal with the Warriors on Saturday. That easily eclipses the $153 million the Memphis Grizzlies splurged on Mike Conley last year.
Upon learning of Curry’s massive deal, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward immediately took to Twitter to give his two cents.
That’s a ton of money James is suggesting Curry is worth these days but he’s not alone in that line of thinking. Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports backs James’ claims by alluding to the correlation of the players’ appeal to franchises’ overall value.
LeBron is right: The super elite players are significantly underpaid, when you consider how much value they have to the NBA/teams.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) July 1, 2017
Curry’s newest contract has him earning an average yearly salary of $40.23 million, the largest ever in American sports in annual terms — more than what the Chicago Bulls shelled out ($33 million) in Michael Jordan‘s last season with the team in 1997-1998.
Like Conley’s, Curry’s record-setting agreement with the Warriors could last just a year as the NBA’s salary cap is expected to rise in 2018, when James, Paul George, and some other superstars will become free agents themselves.