In November 2020, Hayward signed a four-year deal worth over $128 million with the Boston Celtics. Although he was traded to the Charlotte Hornets afterward, the deal significantly increased his net worth and bumped his annual earnings to $28.5 million, which made him one of the highest-paid stars in the NBA.
The 30-year-old missed his first season with the Celtics after a gruesome game injury less than six minutes into the opening game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, that didn’t stop him from securing a deal of his lifetime. He has since put into consistent performances, recording a career-high of 44 points in the Hornets’ 102–94 win against the Atlanta Hawks in January 2021. Now, that’s impressive! Off the court, the Butler University alumnus takes a keen interest in gaming. He regularly appears in gaming commercials and has endorsements with Esport companies and gaming firms, like HyperX, Xfinity, and AutoFull.