NBA sharpshooter Stephen Curry is making money moves — historic ones at that.
The Golden State Warriors star signed the second $200 million-plus contract of his athletic career with his team on Tuesday, Aug. 3. At $215 million, the four-year extension, Curry is slated to rock the Dubs’ blue and gold straight through the 2025-2026 season.
The breakdown of the lucrative offer, which was confirmed by Curry’s agent Jeff Austin of Octagon, reveals that the point guard is set to earn $48 million for the 2022-23 season, then $51.9 million in’ 23-’24, $55.7 million in’ 24-’25 and $59.6 million in the final year of the deal. This contract extension, which ESPN first reported, makes Curry the first player in the league to sign two contracts worth over $200 million in his career.
Playing for the Warriors his entire NBA career has been an expressed desire of the 33-year-old. The team selected him as the No. 7 overall draft pick in 2009. Just before the 2020-21 season, the star told The Athletic that staying with the franchise, in the long run, was “a huge goal” of his, seemingly hinting at that time that “conversations” might have already begun about his extension.
The three-time champion, two-time scoring champion, and seven-time All-Star had an impressive season this year, leading the league in scoring with 32.0 points per game, and adding 5.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game, although it wasn’t enough to lift his team to the playoffs. Curry signed his initial five-year, $201 million contract with the Warriors in the summer of 2017. At the time, it was the NBA’s first $200 million deal and the largest in the sport’s history — until James Harden was signed to a $228 million extension by the Houston Rockets that summer.
Curry thanked his team for their role in his progress throughout his season. “I’m really proud of what I put in to it, and the team, they know who they are, that help me and push me and motivate me,” he said in a statement to the media. “I’m going to keep doing that until I can’t anymore. I don’t know how long that’ll be, but that’s the difference-maker for me.”
Curry was limited to five games during the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season because of a broken left hand. This past season he played 63 games of the shortened 72-game regular season, missing a few games because of a bruised tailbone.