Steph Curry Scores Richest Deal in NBA History


The two-time NBA MVP has agreed on a super-max contract, a deal for five years for $201 million.

In a retweet of San Francisco Chronicle columnist Ann Killion's description of how the Warriors' rising value has coincided with Curry's ascension to superstardom, James questioned the NBA's salary cap.

The James endorsement of Curry comes in the wake of Curry's Warriors defeating James' Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals.

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Curry, who starred as the Warriors won their second NBA Finals crown in three years, is the first player to break the $200 million barrier. His exact worth would be based on dozens of factors, but over a five-year span, it probably would at least approach LeBron's suggested figure of $400 million, or $80 million per year. It was the third straight year that the superstars had competed against each other for the NBA Championship. Basically, he's saying that the Association should not have a salary cap.

Isn't it nice when players defend their fellow professionals? Curry averages 22.8 points, 6.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game for his career. James would be worth upward of $50 million per year, and it would be more hard to build a super-team around him.

That projection, and a similar one by Kevin Pelton that shows Steph might be worth as much as $315 million over five seasons, use the value of raw production and the relationship between raw production and wins to calculate a player's value in the modern National Basketball Association.