ESPN is reportedly offering $30 million per year to replace Kevin Durant, and it could go higher than that.
ESPN has been a big fan of Durant for years and now the network has offered him the biggest deal in sports history.
The deal includes a $10 million signing bonus, a $6 million base salary and a $2 million signing bonuses per season.
Durant will be a free agent this summer, and ESPN’s new $20 million cap number could be around $10-12 million per season depending on how the NBA calendar unfolds.
Durant’s cap hit could be as high as $180 million.
Durant also signed an extension in 2016, and he’s scheduled to be paid $1.8 million in 2019-20.
Durant has been under contract for more than 10 years now, and his value has never been higher.
Durant is averaging 17.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.