Stephen Curry and Wilt Chamberlain
One of the great players of any era, Wilt Chamberlain broke salary records all the way back in 1968 when he inked a five-year contract worth $250,000. A number that large had never been heard of at that time, and cemented Chamberlain as one of the top stars of his generation. Of course, salaries have increased a fair amount since that time.
Stephen Curry, for example, made $2.7 million as a rookie out of Davidson. That was well before Curry had won four championships and set all-time records. Since 2009, the NBA’s three-point king has earned over $300 million in his career. He’s also set to be one of the highest-paid players for the next several seasons. His current deal – which runs through 2026 – will grant him an additional $170 over the next three seasons.
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