James Harden agreed to the most lucrative contract in NBA history on Saturday. Per USA TODAY Sports, it’s a four-year, $170 million extension that guarantees him $228 million through 2022-23 with the Houston Rockets.
Harden’s contract comes one week after Steph Curry agreed to a five-year, $201 million deal with the Warriors — Curry had the richest deal before Harden agreed to his.
Some players around the league seemed pretty happy about this, especially Harden’s new teammate Chris Paul.
Dwyane Wade wrote:
Me: Wait Melo–say that again??? Jus got what?
Melo: I said !!!4 year extension for 228
James: Yea–what he said!!! Congrts @jharden13 on the !!!!
A couple former NBA players congratulated Harden.
However, one former player who isn’t satisfied is Caron Butler. He believes the cap should be eliminated or that NBA owners should be capped. You can read his full Instagram post below.
Butler wrote (yes, he actually put this all in one Instagram caption, somehow):
MLB does not have a hard cap.
NBA does. #NFL
Alex Rodrigues was making 25 mill per year back in 2000, 17 years ago. He signed a 10 year deal for 250 million, (350 million today). The highest contract at that time in the NBA was Kevin Garnett’s, 126 million.
Here’s is the list of baseball players salaries for 2017.
Top 10 MLB salaries for 2017:
1. Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw | Position: SP | 2017 salary: $33,000,000
2. D-Backs’ Zack Greinke | SP | $31,876,966
3. Red Sox’s David Price | SP | $30,000,000
4. Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera | 1B | $28,000,000
4. Tigers’ Justin Verlander | SP | $28,000,000
6. Cubs’ Jason Heyward | OF | $26,055,288
7. Angels’ Albert Pujols | 1B | $26,000,000
8. Mariners’ Felix Hernandez | SP | $25,857,143
9. Cubs’ Jon Lester | SP | $25,000,000
9. Yankees’ CC Sabathia | SP | $25,000,000
Lebron James. @kingjames Multiple MVPs
Face of the NBA
salary for 2017.
Hmmmmmm. 30 million
The spike in money players are earning is because the game is so popular that the tv revenue skyrocketed. Players share in that revenue. So do owners.
Closer look at both sides.
Players. It’s our way to earn money. The 440 best athletes on the planet.
Owners: Owning a team is a hobby or business tool. Yet they tell the players there there is a cap on how much money players can earn.
Solution. 1. Eliminate the cap or
2. Put a cap on how much money owners can make per year when earning a living thru their everyday jobs.
Let’s take a poll.
1. Sound fair Or
2 Something don’t smell right
As I’m writing this @jharden13 signed 225 plus congrats brother well deserved..#VetLife#TuffJuice#FreeAgency#NBA#keeEatingGenerations