Just 10 years ago, not many people thought that Stephen Curry would be as great as he is nowadays. In fact, the Golden State Warriors took him in the NBA Draft after several teams passed on him.

Moreover, Curry struggled to stay on the court during his first seasons in the league. His constant ankle injuries raised plenty of questions about his durability and ability to take a step forward as a star.

With 3 NBA championships, 2 MVPs, 2 Scoring titles, and countless records under his belt now, it's pretty safe to say that Stephen Curry did more than enough to exceed all expectations about him and his game.

Warriors News: Stephen Curry Will Be The NBA's Highest-Paid Player For The Fifth Straight Season

So, after being on one of the biggest bargain deals in the league for years, the Warriors have finally paid their long-overdue debt with Steph. He made them a powerhouse in the league again and got them plenty of cash, so it was only natural for them to do the same with him.

That's why they just signed him to a 4-year, $215 million contract extension, making him the highest-paid player in the Association for the fifth straight season. He's about to make a whopping $48 million in playing salary alone, with that number jumping to $59 million by the final year of his deal.

Curry is set to be one of the highest earners of the sports industry next season. With some of his endorsement deals, he's projected to make north of $78 million in 2022, according to Forbes.


That sure sounds like a lot of money. But hey, that's what you have to pay if you want to have the greatest shooter in basketball history on your team. He's definitely earned every single penny.

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