Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry to sign lucrative four-year extension with Warriors
3rd August 2021

Two-time NBA MVP and three-time champion Stephen Curry has agreed to a four-year, $215 million contract extension to remain with the Golden State Warriors through 2026, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Curry is also owed $45.8 million in the 2021-22 campaign, the final year of the five-year, $201 million deal he signed in July 2017. He will become the first player in NBA history to sign two $200 million contracts. The 33-year-old's latest contract extension will guarantee his career earnings reach at least $470 million.

Depending on whether or not 41-year-old Udonis Haslem returns to the Miami Heat for a 19th season, Curry could become the longest-tenured active player on any team this year. Drafted seventh overall by the Warriors in 2009, Curry is signed through a 17th season in Golden State, potentially following the footsteps of legends like Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki, who spent their entire careers in one city.

Curry is an anomaly in the NBA's player movement era. Bradley Beal and Damian Lillard are the only other veteran superstars still on their original teams, and both are subject to trade speculation. Curry has largely avoided the rumor mill, other than the occasional weak link to his hometown Charlotte Hornets, mostly because he transformed the Warriors into perennial title contenders before the end of his rookie extension.   

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