Steph Curry Just Made NBA History

Golden State Warriors star agrees to biggest contract ever in NBA
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2017 9:54 AM CDT
Stephen Curry just agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

(Newser) – That'll buy a lot of fresh mouthguards. Business Insider reports Stephen Curry has agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history at $201 million over the next five years. The Golden State Warriors star becomes the first NBA player to earn a so-called "supermax" contract—one over $200 million, according to ESPN. The contract, which is expected to be finalized Thursday, got Curry a congratulatory tweet from LeBron James. Curry—a two-time MVP and winner of two of the past three NBA Finals—had been the 82nd highest paid player in the league, playing on a four-year, $44 million contract signed when there was still concern about his ankle injuries. Curry was the top-ranked free agent going into the NBA offseason, but there was no chance he was leaving Golden State. (Read more Stephen Curry stories.)

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