Stephen Curry became the highest-paid player in NBA history last week as he signed a supermax contract with a five-year, $201 million deal.
Curry had been playing on a four-year, $44 million deal, which, as it turns out, was a bargain. That worked out to $11 million a year. Now Curry will be making slightly over $40 million a season.
Over his eight professional seasons the Davidson product has become arguably the greatest shooter of all-time while leading the Warriors to two NBA championships.
During the 2016-17 season, Curry averaged 25.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.8 steals per game. The two-time MVP turned 29 in March, and his game should age well in upcoming years due to remarkable shooting skills.
NBA East Has The Least
Three more NBA All-Stars left the NBA East last week and will now make their homes in the NBA West. It won’t be long before the Eastern Conference will struggle to field an all-star team.
With Paul George leaving the Indiana Pacers, Jimmy Butler moving north from Chicago to Minneapolis, and Paul Millsap departing Atlanta for Denver, the East continues to weaken. Which means we will continue to see LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. James just does not have any competition.
Faced with possibly losing joint custody of his two young kids after his DUI arrest in Florida on Memorial Day, Tiger Woods entered inpatient treatment for addiction to prescription pills.
Woods did not receive treatment like the average patient. He reserved the entire male inpatient unit of the Jupiter Medical Center near his Florida home for his stint for an addiction to prescription pills.
Woods was arrested in Jupiter after being found sleeping behind the wheel of his dinged-up Mercedes-Benz. He later admitted to cops that he had taken Xanax earlier in the night and also was on Vicodin. Woods has a scheduled court date in Palm Beach County, FL, on July 5.
McEnroe Takes Some Heat
John McEnroe always seems to find ways to get himself in the news. He did it again a week or so ago when he made some comments about Serena Williams.
McEnroe was being interviewed while promoting a new book. During the interview he suggested that although he believed Williams was the best female tennis player in history, she would be rated 700th in the world if she played on the men’s circuit.
Feminists, who must feel they are tennis experts, ripped into McEnroe. McEnroe said he regretted his comments even though Billy Jean King and others came to his defense, saying that he wasn’t so much insulting Williams as simply stating a fact about the difference of physicality between men’s and women’s tennis.
I like the way another tennis great, a female great, Chris Evert, dealt with the controversy. And I agree with her. Asked where Serena would be ranked among men, Evert responded. “It’s not relevant. It’s apples and oranges.”
So simple and accurate. It is not worth debating.
Images: Stephen Curry, Tiger Woods, and John McEnroe