Warriors’ Stephen Curry makes NBA history with new $200 million contract extension

Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors. (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors. (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) /

Stephen Curry agrees of a massive four-year extension to stay with the Golden State Warriors.

As expected, Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry has agreed to a four-year extension to remain with the Bay Area franchise.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports it is a four-year deal worth $215 million. He is the first player in NBA history to sign two deals worth over $200 million. This four-year extension will kick in after the final year of his previous deal, where he is slated to make $45.8 million for 2021-22. Curry will now make $261 million in guaranteed money over the next five NBA seasons. This is unbelievable.

Curry will not be hitting free agency again until his age-37 season out of Davidson in 2026.

Steph Curry agrees to an unprecedented four-year extension with Warriors

What this deal means is Curry will play out the rest of his prime in Golden State uniform. Given that he is already into his early 30s, the Warriors are banking on his game aging gracefully over the next half decade. If he can stay healthy and keep performing at an MVP level, the Warriors may have what it takes to win another NBA championship with the right supporting cast around him.

With many endorsements as well, Curry is accumulating enough capital to where he could potentially look to buy a professional sports franchise if he wants to in his 40s or 50s. The craziest part about this new extension is that all $216 million of it is fully guaranteed. Whether or not the Warriors are the least bit good over the next five years, Curry will be paid handsomely throughout.

Look for Curry to pick up the check the next time he and a few of his teammates go out for dinner.

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