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Stephen Curry’s usually fat annual payslip may take a big hit next season due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s no secret that Golden State Warriors superstar is one of the most popular basketball players in the world and one of the highest-paid athletes in the NBA.
However, while the league still managed to put up a successful 2019-20 campaign, the NBA suffered staggering financial losses ever since Commissioner Adam Silver suspended the season last March. The empty stadiums inside Walt Disney World alone cost the NBA over hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
NBA players, of course, will also be greatly affected by these losses and could have a projected 40 percent loss in salary earnings next year. As discussed by ESPN’s Rachel Nicols in the latest episode of The Jump, the Warriors star could potentially lose as much as $17 million through escrow when he returns to the Dubs in the 2020-21 season.
The two-time MVP is set to make somewhere around $43 million with the Warriors in 2020-21, but he could lose almost half of it after the NBA reviews its annual revenue by the end of 2020.
Example of players new salaries if games are reduced for next season and different escrow percentages. 🧐 pic.twitter.com/rDm1mYIPHO
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