Stephen Curry embraced America’s rapid financial revolution to add $18 million to his income and overtake Conor McGregor

NBA superstar Stephen Curry has revolutionized the way the game of basketball is played. Turning a game as an athlete has its perks, you make millions. Not just salary, but also sponsorship deals. Recently, Forbes released the list of top 10 highest paid athletes in the world for 2022.

Last year Curry didn’t make the top 10, he was the 11th highest paid athlete. This year though, Curry’s moves helped him seal 5th place, while last year’s No. 1 Conor McGregor didn’t make the top 10 this year. Interestingly, the last year has seen a digital financial revolution with all cryptocurrencies, blockchain, NFT, etc. And Curry made sure he wasn’t left behind.

March 14, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) warms up before the game against the Washington Wizards at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox – USA TODAY Sports

Conor McGregor earned $180 million for the top spot last year. He earned $150 million from the sale of his Irish whiskey brand, Proper No. Twelve. Even though McGregor didn’t make the top 10, he is expected to be among the top 50 highest paid athletes this year. Lionel Messi tops the list this year with a total of $130 million in earnings.

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It is reported that Steph landed a new endorsement deal with FTX which also contained an equity stake. He has also made blockchain moves by releasing a collection of NFTs featuring his sneakers. And they are connected to three meta verse platforms. Additionally, his production company, Unanimous Media, signed a development deal with Comcast NBCUniversal in September.

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These moves helped Curry move 6 spots on the list and clinch 5th place. He earned $45.8 million on his salary and $47 million off the field. Stephen Curry is the NBA’s highest-paid player this season. He also signed a 4-year, $215 million contract extension with the Warriors in August. It will net him $48 million next season and nearly $60 million in the 2025-26 season.

LeBron James took second place with a total earning of $121.2 million.

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There was a time when you could be benched for attempting “unnecessary” three point shots. Same Although three-point shots have been around for many years, many coaches thought three-point shots were of poor quality due to their low success rate. But Stephen Curry showed his reach by occasionally sinking shots from the half-court line.

While players like Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller, Ray Allen, etc. laid the springboard, Curry took it to the next level and proved to everyone that three points can win you not just games, but championships. As a result, you can now see the increase in three-point attempts. Not only in the leagues, this is the case from schoolchildren. Thanks to Curry, we are now seeing school kids stepping off the half-court line.

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