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Anthony Davis Contract & Salary Breakdown

One of the game’s most dynamic big men has a gigantic deal to match — check out the details behind the Lakers’ eye-popping Anthony Davis contract extension.

Not content to let Boston’s Jaylen Brown and his groundbreaking $305 million supermax extension have all the fun, Anthony Davis set the summer of 2023 ablaze with an NBA salary record of his own on Aug. 4. As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, AD and his Los Angeles Lakers tacked three years onto the eight-time All-Star’s existing max extension on his first day of eligibility.

The terms are head-turning to the point of whiplash: three years and $186 million through the 2027-28 NBA season, good for the highest average annual value ever packed into a contract extension in the big four US sports leagues to date.

That’s Hall of Fame money befitting a player likely to end up enshrined at Springfield one day.

With that in mind, let’s take a closer look into the numbers behind the Lakers’ record-setting Anthony Davis contract extension.

Anthony Davis Contract Details & Salary

All dollar figures via Spotrac.

Contract extension terms (2025-28)

Years: 3
Total value: $186,000,000
Average annual value: $62,000,000 (No. 1 in NBA history at time of signing)
Free agency: 2028

Existing contract terms (2020-25)

Years: 5 (fifth year was an early termination option)
Total value: $189,903,600
Average annual value: $37,980,720

Estimated annual salary earnings

2023-24: $40,600,080
2024-25: $43,219,440
2025-26: $57,604,894
2026-27: $62,213,285
2027-28: $66,821,676

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AD’s Career NBA Earnings

SALARY EARNINGS THRU 2022-23 SEASON: $226,008,314

ESTIMATED EARNINGS THRU 2027-28: $496,467,689

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Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn is the Managing Editor of Boardroom. Before joining the team, he was an editor and multimedia talent for several sports and culture verticals at Minute Media and an editor, reporter, and site manager at SB Nation. A specialist in content strategy, copywriting, and SEO, he has additionally worked as a digital consultant in the corporate services, retail, and tech industries. He cannot be expected to be impartial on any matter regarding the Florida Gators or Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter @RealFakeSamDunn.