Okay, so it’s over something that Curry has no control over, and would be unable to change if the wrong answer came out. And it’s in a field where people earn much more than that over a shorter span (if I remember right, Jordan earned more each year the last three years he played as a Bull).
Still, the idea that someone would gain $400,000 per year over fifty years; or $20,000,000 for failng, is shocking.
Evidently Curry felt the gamble was worth it. He has now allowed himself to be traded to the Knicks.
For Curry’s sake, I hope he’s right. Not necessarily because of any personal bias, but because I’d very much hate to learn he died in practice, or worse yet, during a game (see #3), and to find out a genetic test showed he inherited his heart problems.