Stephen Curry‘s five-year, $201 million deal isn't only the first supermax deal to be signed within the new collective bargaining agreement, but also the most lucrative per-year salary in all four major sports, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
See how he fares compared to the rest:
Stephen Curry now has the highest average annual value contract of any athlete in the 4 major North American pro sports. pic.twitter.com/SBEUOw5IiU
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 1, 2017
After having signed what turned out to be a massively underpaid contract extension of four years for $44 million, the Golden State Warriors point guard got a much-deserved hefty contract extension today after earning two championships and two Most Valuable Player awards without seeking to re-work his contract.
Curry's new annual salary of $40.2 million per season dwarfs that of Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zach Greinke ($34.4 million), Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr ($25 million), as well as Chicago Blackhawks teammates Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane ($10.5 million each).
The $201 million sum is a direct result of the new designated-player extension within the recently-accorded collective bargaining agreement, which hinged on all the new TV revenue from national and local deals with cable companies, along with the streaming services offered as options to the fans.