LeBron James isn't a fan of the salary cap system, and it appears as though Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson isn't either.

On Friday night, Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry shocked the sports world after he agreed to a record breaking five-year $201 million deal.



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The number is gargantuan, and is enough to last generation after generation. Still, James expressed his disapproval with the salary cap, stating that Curry should be making nearly twice as much money.


Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson saw the tweet and decided to share it out on his own account.

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This isn’t too say that the star defenceman necessarily agrees with LeBron, but it’s definitely worth noting that he shared it. Karlsson, a two-time Norris trophy winner, comes with a cap hit of just $6.5 million and is under contract until 2019. If you compare him to athletes from other sports, he is unquestionably on a team-friendly deal. It’s incredible to think that J.J. Reddick, a player who has far less of an impact on the game of basketball than Karlsson does on hockey, just signed a one-year $23 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. Karlsson’s contract runs over seven years and isn’t even worth twice the amount of Reddick’s ($45.5 million).

Perhaps LeBron makes a good point, but it’s not like the salary cap is all that bad. It keeps some leagues competitive and leads creates parody on a year-to-year basis. It will be interesting to see what Karlsson is able to earn on his next contract.

(H/T H/reddit)