3 centers in NBA history have signed $200M contracts.
The Timberwolves now have 2 of them in Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns. pic.twitter.com/f3m7i2jocU
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 2, 2022
Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic has agreed to the largest center/player contract in NBA history – a five-year, $270 million supermax extension.
Gobert is entering the second season of a five-year, $205 million contract. Towns agreed to a four-year, $224 million supermax extension at midnight Friday, the first moment he was eligible, and had a total commitment of $295 million over six years.
Adjusting to inflation, the Heat gave Shaq a $35,209,796 contract in 2005.
Edit: Ignore me adjusting for inflation, you just need to compare what the star is earning percentage-wise to their team’s cap space. Although this was before the supermax rules, Shaq was paid like an MVP.
I didn’t mean to give power to the old heads complaining about modern salaries haha.