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5 biggest contracts in NBA history

Ranking five of the biggest contract extensions in NBA history, all of which have been agreed in the last few seasons.

Top 5 / Top 10 25 Nov 2017, 18:57 IST

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In 2014, the NBA signed a 9-year, $24 billion television deal with Turner Broadcasting and ESPN. As this contract involved a huge amount of money, each team's salary cap increased significantly.

In recent years, we have seen many extensions worth more than $100 million. Some players deserve them while questions have been asked about others who've earned similar deals, suggesting they're not good enough to justify such a massive windfall.

Nicolas Batum's five-year $120 million contract was signed with the Charlotte Hornets in July last year. The 28-year-old Frenchman is yet to play in an All-Star game throughout his career and struggles with both injuries and consistency.

Meanwhile, Anthony Davis signed a $127 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans during the same summer. As one of the best in his position across the league without doubt, it does not seem fair that Batum would be considered in the same quality bracket as Davis.

However, the NBA have embraced a new area with the expensive TV deal, so let's have a look at five of the biggest contract extensions in history.

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