Steph Curry Doesn’t Care That He’s Underpaid

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Steph Curry is the reigning two-time NBA MVP and his prolific three-point shooting has helped the Golden State Warriors make it to the last two NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, with each team taking home a single championship each.

Despite that, Curry remains on a very team friendly contract — a four-year, $44 million deal he signed back in 2012. That’s a far cry from the max deals that many of the league’s biggest superstars usually get paid. However, it also gives the Warriors some flexibility with the salary cap, allowing them to retain players like Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and even sign former MVP Kevin Durant during the last off-season, keeping them firmly in title contention.

Curry may only be the fourth-highest paid player on his team, but he’s not jealous. In fact, it doesn’t bother him at all.

“One thing my pops always told me is you never count another man’s money,” Curry¬†said,¬†according to Tim Kawakami of The Bay Area News Group. “It’s what you’ve got and how you take care of it. And if I’m complaining about $44 million over four years, then I’ve got other issues in my life.”

To be fair to the Warriors, Curry signed his current deal before be blossomed into perhaps the most dangerous three-point threat in the history of the NBA. When his deal does expire at the end of the current season, you can expect him to get a serious raise as an unrestricted free agent. If the reports about the new collective bargaining agreement are true, the Warriors will be able to offer him a new “supermax” contract — designed to let teams keep long tenured superstars — worth something in the range of $200 million over five years.

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