Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is one of the top five players in the NBA at the moment but he is not one of the highest paid. In a recent interview, Curry was asked about his thoughts on being underpaid by the Warriors. Is he unhappy?
The two-time NBA MVP finally opened up about their NBA Finals loss the Cleveland Cavaliers, his health, and salary. Even though he is arguably the most valuable player for Golden State, he only ranks fifth in their payroll.
In an interview with ESPN, Stephen Curry was asked how he feels about being underpaid and does it bother him that he is the fifth highest paid player on the team. He will only be making $12.1 million for the upcoming season.
“I told myself when I made the decision to sign for what I did back in the day, that I’m blessed to take care of my family for what it was,” Curry answered.
“And there would probably be a situation if I played the way I was supposed to coming off that contract, that I could be underpaid or whatever. But at the end of the day, it would all come around and we won the championship and good things happened,” he added.
Stephen Curry only signed a $44 million contract extension in 2012 because he was coming off an injury-riddled season wherein he missed 56 games due an ankle injury, per NBC Sports. He underwent ankle surgery, his second in two years, and it was a risky move for the Warriors at that time.
It all paid off for the Warriors since Stephen Curry brought a championship to Golden State. Nevertheless, the 28-year-old is set to get paid at the end of the 2016-17 season while also having a huge deal with Under Armour, the shoe company that helped his ankle issues.
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