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Golden State Warriors Extend Contract of Stephen Curry Another 4 Years
On Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 the Golden State Warriors announced that they have protected their best asset by agreeing to terms to sign the 2 – time NBA MVP and 3 – time NBA champion, Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II, to a 4 – year contract extension. This new deal between Curry and the Golden State Warriors is valued at just over $215 million.
Steph is now the only player in the rich history of the National Basketball Association to sign 2 contract that consisted of over $200 million each according to Curry’s agent, Jeff Austin. With all of his endorsements and other business ventures that makes Steph quite a wealthy man.
Details of the Contract Extension
Curry was already signed to a 5 – year contract worth up to $201,158,790, and he was playing under his previous deal since the 2017 – 2018 NBA season. The Golden State Warriors wisely resigned arguably the best scoring point guard in the league prior to Steph entering the free agency market of the National Basketball Association.
The upcoming contract extension that begins for the 2022 – 2023 NBA season will keep Curry in the bay area as a Warrior through the 2025 – 2026 NBA Season. Steph is now scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2026 when at that time he will be 38 – years – old.
The new agreement that Curry just signed is a 4 – year deal valued at $215,353,664. The sharp – shooting point guard that has what seems to be unlimited range from downtown distance will begin to average an annual salary of $53,838,416 beginning next year in 2022. This max contract extension is back loaded which mean that his base salary will increase each year throughout the life of this massive NBA agreement between Curry and the Golden State Warriors. This deal does not seem to include a signing bonus or any incentives not that Steph needs any money motivation to go out and do his job.
The 6- foot 3 – inch starting point guard for the Golden State Warriors was born on March 14th, 1988 in Akron, Ohio. He attended high school at Charlotte Christian, a private kindergarten through 12th grade school, located in Charlotte, North Carolina where Steph excelled at the sport of basketball while in high school Curry was named all – conference, all- state, and he helped lead his high school team to 3 conference titles as well as three state playoff appearances.
Due to the fact that his father Dell Curry played at Virginia Tech University for the Hokies, Steph wanted to play his college basketball there, but he was only offered a walk – on spot with the Virginia Tech Hokies. The young and talented Stephen ultimately decided to enroll at Davidson College in North Carolina to play his college basketball career for the Davidson Wildcats who were a division 1 team of the NCAA. Davidson heavily recruited Curry ever since he was in 10th grade.
Curry absolutely lit it up in college over the three seasons that he enjoyed playing ball with his beloved Wildcats. During his final year of basketball at the collegiate level Steph was the NCAA scoring leader, and he was deserving so named a consensus First – Team All – American. Curry forwent his senior year of NCAA college basketball eligibility to hire an agent and enter the 2009 NBA Draft.
With the 7th overall selection in the first – round of the 2009 NBA Draft the Golden State Warriors picked Stephen Curry in hopes his pure shooting ability and basketball IQ would help turn their NBA franchise around in the right direction. Boy were they right as Curry has just seemed to have reached his full potential over the last several seasons of the National Basketball Association. Steph has won 3 NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors, and he has been named as the NBA MVP twice as well.
Over the course of his 12 – year professional basketball career in the NBA Curry has averaged 24.2 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 6.5 assists per game. This past 2020 – 2021 NBA season Steph had an absolutely phenomenal year. He averaged 32.0 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, and 5.8 assists per game last season.
Due to the fact that his partner in crime, Klay Thompson, missed the entire season the Golden State Warriors were not a very good team. Curry is hoping that Thompson will return fully healthy for the upcoming 2021 – 2022 NBA season so that the “splash brothers” can get back to being a dominant force within the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association. The Golden State Warriors will have to contend with outstanding teams out West like the Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Utah Jazz, the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Clippers, and others as well.
Curry’s Basketball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards
Throughout Curry’s 3 – year NCAA college basketball career as well as his 12 – year career in the National Basketball Association includes major accomplishments including: 3 - time NBA champion in 2015, 2017, and 2018, 2 - time NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2015 and 2016, 7 – time NBA All – Star in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021, 4 - time All - NBA First Team in 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2021, 2 - time All - NBA Second Team in 2014 and 2017, All - NBA Third Team in 2018, 2 - time NBA scoring champion in 2016 and 2021, NBA steals leader in 2016, NBA’s 50 – 40 – 90 club in 2016, 2 - time NBA Three - Point Contest champion in 2015 and 2021, NBA All - Rookie First Team in 2010, consensus First - Team All - American in 2009, consensus Second - Team All - American in 2008, NCAA season scoring leader in 2009, 2 - time SoCon Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009, and 3 - time First - Team All - SoCon in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
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Written by: David Green