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Anthony Davis Is CRUSHED After Missing Out On Biggest Payday Of His Life. The Amount? Wow…

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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis over the last couple of seasons has become one of the elite players in the NBA. His improved play over that time helped him earn the monster five-year, $145 million extension that he signed last July. It was supposed to be the richest deal in league history topping the seven-year, $126.6 million contract that Jermaine O’Neal signed with the Indiana Pacers back in 2003.

However, Davis will have to move down a spot on that list as he’s set to lose out on a whopping $24 million over the length of his deal. This is due to his absence from any of the three All-NBA teams that were announced last week putting him just short of reaching the incentives laid out in his contract. He was beat out by San Antonio Spurs’ forwards LaMarcus Aldridge and Kwahi Leonard, and Golden State Warriors’ forward Draymond Green.

There is a provision that was set in place in last collective bargaining agreement known as the “Derrick Rose rule” that states that a player on a rookie deal who is voted an All-Star starter twice, voted to any of the three All-NBA teams twice or wins a regular-season MVP award is then qualified to earn 30 percent of the league’s cap amount. That said, the fact that he failed to make an All-NBA team for the third time in his young career that put him just shy of reaching that all-important contract incentive mark. Although he averaged 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks, it came down to missing the last 14 games of the season due to injury that ended up costing him millions.

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