NBA has produced shocking news in the last hours after James Harden made a surprising move and joined Brooklyn Nets. it was supposed that either Kyrie Irving or Kevin Durant would leave the franchise in a trade but instead the team has now an extremely powerful trio, or as we would say in basketball, a Big 3.
Possibly, the most feasible comparison in football could lead to Liverpool FC attacking trio, formed by Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané. You can be sure of one thing: we will talk about sky-high salaries. It was known Harden carries from Houston Rockets a contract of $41.25 per season which will now be taken over by Brooklyn Nets.
Harden will form the Big Three with Kevin Durant, who was until now the highest-paid player in the team, perceiving $40.1 million per season, as reported by Spotrac. Irving will complete the trio earning $33.5 million per season. This leads to $163.2 million paid by Brooklyn nets to the whole roster, around $53.2 over the salary cap – yes, lots of taxes are coming.
On the other end, the stunning trio of Liverpool will challenge that figures. Or try to do so. The highest salary in the club is perceived by Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, who earns £10.4 million ($14.24 million). The top scorer, Brazil’s Roberto Firmino, is paid £9,36 million ($12.82 million). Last, but not least, Senegal’s Sadio Mané, whose contract reports him £5,2 million ($7.12 million). All of them combined mean an annual investment of $34.19 million.