Stephen Curry reportedly became the first $200 million player in NBA history Saturday, but at least one fellow superstar thinks he should be paid a lot more.
The Golden State Warriors reportedly signed Curry to a five-year, $201 million supermax contract after he spent the last four seasons playing on a four-year, $44 million contract he signed when there were doubts about the condition of his ankles.
And while Curry will sign the richest contract in NBA history when the league moratorium ends July 6, LeBron James believes Curry is underpaid.
And “The King” shared his thoughts about the contract on Twitter on Saturday.
James’ tweet is in response to a post from Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle stating how much Curry has helped increase the Warriors’ franchise value since owner Joe Lacob purchased the team in 2010.
Curry, 29, is a two-time NBA MVP and a four-time All-Star who has taken the Warriors from the bottom of the Western Conference and helped make them one of the most dominant forces in modern NBA history. Curry undoubtedly has increased the value of the franchise by helping bring two titles and countless fanfare to the Bay Area.
One thing is clear, Curry has earned every dollar he’s about to make.
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