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Anthony Davis Agrees to Richest Contract in NBA History

Published on July 1st, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 10,341 views

Congrats to Anthony Davis on his new 6 year deal with the Pelicans which is worth more than any other contract in NBA history – yes even more than Kobe’s $136.4 deal he signed back in 2004!  The extension is worth a reported $145 million over the next 5 years and will start during the 2016/17 season which is also when the NBA’s $24 billion TV deal starts and the NBA salary cap will increase.

With all that new money coming, maybe Davis can get that uni brow trimmed a little. Actually, from a branding standpoint, that uni brow is worth more than a NBA minimum contract and the most accepted and recognizable one since Tupac.

TOP 10 RICHEST CONTRACTS IN NBA HISTORY

It seems just like yesterday to me when Derrick Coleman wanted to become the first $100 million player and 1994 #1 NBA Draft pick Glenn Robinson was asking for $100 million coming out of college. Then in 1996 the Miami Heat made Juwan Howard the first $100 million offer but the NBA told them they need to check their accounting numbers and rejected the deal. Later that week the Bullets made Howard the first $100 million man with a 7-year $105 million deal. Right after that every big man and their mother wanted and got $100 million.

Here’s the top 10 richest deals made since then and when Anthony Davis’ signs his new offer he will be at the top of this list.

  • Kobe Bryant: $136.4 million, 7 years (2004-11)
  • Jermaine O’Neal: $126.6 million, 7 years (2003-10)
  • Kevin Garnett: $126 million, 6 years (1999-2005)
  • Rashard Lewis: $126 million, 6 years (2007-13)
  • Carmelo Anthony: $124.1 million, 5 years (2014-19)
  • Joe Johnson: $123.7 million, 6 years (2010-2016)
  • Chris Weber: $122.7 million, 7 years (2001-2008)
  • Tim Duncan: $122 million, 7 years (2003-10)
  • Shaquille O’Neal: $120 million, 7 years (1996-2003)
  • Chris Bosh: $118 million, 5 years (20014-2019)

Source: Forbes.com

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