Two-time NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors star, Stephen Curry has signed a new five-year contract worth $201 million, which is the richest in the history of the NBA.
Details of the new contract were revealed by Jeff Austin, his agent.
Highest Paid NBA Player
This makes Stephen Curry the first player in the NBA to put pen to paper on a super max deal and it is believed that the $200 million will now be the threshold for the top stars in the NBA.
Bob Myers, the general manager of Golden State Warriors revealed that the contract will be finalised after the free-agency moratorium.
Golden State Warriors Backbone
Stephan Curry has spent 8 successful years in the top flight of the NBA and has been the backbone of the Golden state warriors as they went on to win the NBA title this year, their second in three years.
Curry had been on a four-year contract worth $44 million and the new deal was well received by a lot of players in the NBA especially Lebron James who tweeted his support.
Although Stephan is part of the top unrestricted free agent in the NBA, there was no doubt that he will stay with the Warriors. The team’s owner made that clear after their NBA title win in March.
“We will do anything to keep him happy here with us and I am convinced that he wants to be with the team. So I am sure that we will not have any issues with him.”
Curry is without a doubt one of the NBA’s greatest players and is regarded as the best shooter of all time since he was drafted in 2009. He averages 22.8 point, 4.4 rebounds, 6.8 assist and 1.8 steals per game.