Breakout star and fan fave, Steph Curry, is having yet another amazing season, averaging almost 25 pts, 6 assists and 4 rebounds per game for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Known for his marksmanship in front of and behind the three point line and his amazingly perfect family, Curry is a household name who’s star is just rising.
It may shock many to know that in the age of astronomical contracts among professional athletes, considering Curry’s spectacular performance over the past few years, that he is only the 82nd highest paid athlete in the NBA, with a 4 year – $44 million contract, which will make him $12 million this year.
While the contract seems like everything to us pedestrians, if you consider that the the salary cap at the time he signed his contract was $58 million, you can see that the Warriors got Curry for quite the bargain.\
It is worth noting that back in 2012 when Curry signed the contract, he was plagued with injuries and written off by many other teams as not having skills that were up to par for the level of competition that comes with NBA play.
When asked how he deals with knowing that players with less talent make more money than him, Curry had the perfect response.
One thing my pops always told me is you never count another man’s money. It’s what you’ve got and how you take care of it. And if I’m complaining about $44 million over four years, then I’ve got other issues in my life.”
Curry decided to take the lesser salary (which again, is still a crazy amount of money), work his ass off to prove his worth and this summer, is now expected so sign a five-year, $207 million contract, the largest in NBA history.