Stephen Curry is unquestionably one of the best NBA players of this generation but when it comes to earnings, the two-time MVP is far from becoming one of the highest-paid NBA players. The 28-year-old super shooter of the Golden State Warriors only earned $23.6 million this year despite achieving massive NBA stardom status.
Stephen Curry's Earnings in 2016 vs. 2015
Just like last year, Stephen Curry failed again to land a spot on Forbes' list of "The World's Highest-Paid Celebrities." However, the NBA superstar made a debut on the list of "The World's Highest-Paid Athletes," ranking No. 69 with earnings of $11.6 million from Golden State Warriors and $12 million from endorsement deals. more >>
While appearing on Fox News this week to discuss racial tensions in America, NFL player Benjamin Watson asserted that young black men grow up knowing their "leash is a little bit shorter" with police, but stressed that is no excuse to disobey police officers' commands.
Watson, a 12-season veteran tight end who signed with the Baltimore Ravens this past offseason and author of the 2015 book Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race. Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us, was interviewed by Megyn Kelly Tuesday night about the ongoing tension between the black community and police officers nationwide.
Watson, an outspoken Christian who recently took to Facebook to write a lengthy post about what Black Lives Matter means to him, told Kelly that there have been a number of experiences from his life, even some recent experiences, where he was treated unfairly because of the color of his skin. more >>
According to Bob Arum, Filipino boxing champ and recently elected senator Manny Pacquiao is ready to come out of retirement and fight on November 5. His opponent is yet to be determined.
Bob Arum, Top Rank promoter, scheduled an October 15 fight for Pacquiao, but this was rejected by the Philippine Senate president when Pacquiao asked permission. Arum said, "The 15th was turned down because the Senate needs to do the budget." The new schedule was moved to October 29 or November 5. more >>
Next season, the San Antonio Spurs will be doing something they have not done in 19 seasons: enter the year without Tim Duncan on the team. While it is still hard to think that Duncan has officially retired, the Spurs are still a good team without him.
The Spurs have long built their culture of no-nonsense team basketball over the 19 years Duncan played, and the current players on the roster have embraced this culture, and it is highly doubtful that that will change for a long time.
With that being said, San Antonio still has a roster full of homegrown talent as well as some key free agent signings, the team that went 67-15 last season looks to go deeper into the playoffs. more >>
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is not only this season's NBA Finals MVP—he is also the richest NBA player of 2016. The 31-year-old power forward improved his earnings from $65 million in 2015 to a whopping 77 million this year.
LeBron James Is the Highest-Paid NBA Player for 2016
According to the annual list of the "World's Highest-Paid Celebrities" released by Forbes on Monday, LeBron James earned $23.2 million in salary and bonuses from the Cleveland Cavaliers. In addition, he raked $54 million in endorsements, making him the richest NBA player this year. Among other celebrities in the world, James climbed in the list from the no. 18 ranking in 2015 to no. 11 this year. more >>
FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has finally withdrawn his shocking announcement of retirement after his team's loss against Chile in the Copa America Finals. It was a heartbreaking news to the world of football, both for the fans and well-known personalities, but the athlete has reportedly changed his decision and is now going for the 2018 World Cup.
According to Sports Illustrated, Messi is now planning to join Albiceleste in the qualifiers this November to be able to compete in the next World Cup. The report also suggested that the player will not be present for the match in September.
Argentinian ex-coach Cesar Luis Menotti saw this coming as he told ESPNFC.com that he believes Messi will come back to represent his country. He added, "The only way out of this crisis would have been if Argentina had won." He also said that he understands why Messi was caught up in the moment and announced his retirement after the game. Menotti believes that the pressure of living through many concerns and not being able to win might be the reason retirement came to the football superstar's mind. more >>