Once free agency opened at midnight on Saturday, the Golden State Warriors inked Stephen Curry to the largest contract in the history of the Association.
Curry’s new deal calls for $201 million over five seasons at an average annual salary of $40-plus million. It’s an absolutely absurd figure, even for a two-time MVP and two-time NBA champion.
Though, fellow MVP and champion LeBron James apparently doesnt’ think the contract goes far enough.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 1, 2017
LeBron is one of the biggest faces when it comes to the NBA’s collective bargaining situation. Basically, he’s saying that the Association should not have a salary cap. That in and of itself is a huge story.
In a roundabout way, James is also throwing a ton of praise in the direction of a player he’s met in the NBA Finals each of the past three years.
For his part, James is set to play out the final year of his contract with Cleveland. He will earn $35.6 million this upcoming season before hitting free agency next summer.