The most expensive NBA contracts

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The National Basketball Association, the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world, is now in its 75th year since its creation in 1956. The NBA is also one of the most powerful leagues in the world of sports, offering multi-million dollar contracts to the magnificent stars born into the competition, some of which will be remembered forever.

Among the elite of star players who have competed in the league are names such as Michael Jordan, Karim Abdul Jabar, “Magic” Johnson, LeBron James, Larry Birth, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, or Kevin Durant, to name a few of the most prominent. 

Franchises offer contracts with spectacular figures to sign new stars or to keep them in the club. This is a good motivation for the players, but also for the clubs themselves, who assure the millions in revenues that the players will generate for them. Business is business.

Let’s have a look at the 5 most expensive contracts signed in NBA history so far. Do you want to know who signed the most valuable one? Keep on reading and you will discover it.

5. Rudy Gobert 

Center | Utah Jazz

Contract period: 2021-2025


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4. Russell Westbrook

Point Guard | Oklahoma City Thunder

Contract period: 2018-2022

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3. Luka Dončić

Point Guard | Dallas Mavericks

Contract period: 2022-2026

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2. Stephen Curry

Point Guard | Golden State Warriors

Contract period: 2022-2025

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1. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Power Forward | Milwaukee Bucks

Contract period: 2021-2025

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