James Harden’s new contract outweighs total career earnings of LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony
With all of the massive jumps in player salaries, new league historical records have been set all beginning with the NBA’s touted nine-year, $24 billion media rights deal with ESPN and Turner Sports.
Last week Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry signed the league’s very first $200 million contract. That deal made headways even causing LeBron James to speak up about players not being paid their full worth.
Harden’s next contract alone marks him No. 2 of the Top 5 highest career salary earners amongst all active players including the likes of James, Carmelo Anthony and just below the longest-tenured Dirk Nowitzki.
Even more shocking on the opposite end shows Nowitzki taking massive pay cuts throughout his career for as much as $194 million over his 20-year career, to remain in Dallas and to give the team financial flexibility for roster moves.
The $228M Harden is projected to earn between now and 2023 surpasses the career earnings to date of every active player besides Dirk. pic.twitter.com/BQT9ymWt95
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 8, 2017
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