The question of how much NBA stars get paid is a very controversial one to be circulating the community at the moment. Many share the opinion that players are overpaid in comparison to those who work in more important industries. How much an NBA player is paid really does depend on how in-demand the player is in terms of skill and game quality and popularity and fanbases. The more popular, well-known names are treated with more of a celebrity status hence why they earn more and are provided with extra work opportunities aside from NBA.
With popularity having a strong effect on how much players are paid the highest-paid player often changes, however, the latest from the xshn lottery reveals that Stephen Curry (31) is currently the highest-paid player with an average annual salary of $40 million. This high salary has come from Curry’s signing of a five-year contract valued at $201.2 million, with such a high-value contract Curry is set for life and his wealth has definitely caused a stir amongst the NBA community. The question of whether so much money should be spent on a single sports player comes into question here, although the industry is responsible for a large chunk of charity work the sheer amount of funds that are available is considered to be ridiculous by many.
Not all NBA players are paid so much and salaries can range from $7.7 million up to the current highest of $40 million, rates of pay can also depend on the tier in which the player is in, as you get to the higher more professional stages it is likely the player will; gain popularity and be in a lot more demand, this is when huge pay increases can be seen particularly within a transfer window.