Stephen Curry has been number one at almost everything he’s done since he joined the NBA — now the Golden State Warriors star is taking first place in the salary department as well.
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According to ESPN, the two-time MVP as agreed to a five-year, $201 million extension, making it the richest contract in the league’s history. Curry is the first NBA star who will sign a supermax contract, surpassing the $200 million threshold. He had been playing on a four-year, $44 million contract before leading his team to two championships wins.
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Sources say that Curry’s new deal will soon become the normal salary for some of the league’s biggest stars. Even LeBron James took to Twitter to congratulate his former rival:
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Ballin’ just took on a whole new meaning for Steph. Congrats to the Curry family for making history.