Warriors’ Stephen Curry Trumps LeBron James and Kevin Durant To Bag Record Amount

Published 08/15/2021, 2:59 AM EDT
April 27, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) sits with player development coach Bruce Fraser (right) during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Stephen Curry, when everyone thought his peak was long gone, proved everyone wrong by having a crazy 2020-21 season. He went out and played against all the odds possible. The man lifted a shorthanded team to the play-in tournament while also dealing with a fracture in his tailbone.

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All those bodily sacrifices could still not fix a playoff seat for him. However, that did not mean the gods of basketball turned a blind eye towards his efforts. So all his blood and sweat returned to him with some inflated numbers in his already generous bank account.

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Stephen Curry beats Kevin Durant and LeBron James among others

Recently, Steph Curry signed a 4-year extension with the Warriors and that deal gave him a whopping $215 million. Now that’s an insane number in every regard, given the PG is a 33-YO facing the end of his career in almost the same tenure. Nevertheless, Steph proved he deserved it and is now ahead of every All-Star one can think of.

He is one of the only six players to cross that $40 million mark, and that alone proves something. Steph is arguably an unguardable point guard and his shooting prowess has only improved this past year. 

So perhaps it was time the Warriors shower their love upon their franchise player. But was it?

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Just imagine a 37-YO Steph Curry taking home $59 million in earnings. Can the Warriors generate enough cap space to surround the aging star with the right pieces? Well, some NBA executives have reportedly raised doubts saying that the deal can prove to be a double-edged sword.

Feb 6, 2021; Stephen Curry (30) guards Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

However, NBA analyst Zach Lowe made a counterpoint to validate Steph’s pay package. The 43-YO American sportswriter expressed, “Hogwash. Who even cares? Everything that has happened to the Warriors – The titles, the quadrupling (at least) in team valuation, the new arena, record-breaking revenues – All starts with Curry. None of it happens without him. Pay him everything.” 

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He made a great point because Steph’s signing has an impact on other important business motives too. So what do you think, is shelling out one such amount on one-star athlete wise enough? Help us know in the comments below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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