Silver is approaching his 10-year anniversary as commissioner and has overseen significant financial growth of the league, negotiated two collective bargaining agreements with the players’ association, and incentivized competitiveness, among other things, during his tenure.
When Silver became commissioner in 2014, the salary cap was just over $63 million, compared to the 2023-24 mark, which is upwards of $136 million. Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry became the first player to earn at least $50 million in a season in 2023-24. Five others will join him next season, and the number will grow to 13 in the following campaign.
The NBA and the NBA Players’ Association have encountered two labor disputes during