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    Default Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    Taken from Basketball-Reference.com

    1997-98 Chicago Bulls Salaries
    1 Michael Jordan $33,140,000
    2 Toni Kukoc $4,560,000
    3 Ron Harper $4,560,000
    4 Dennis Rodman $4,500,000
    5 Luc Longley $3,184,900
    6 Scottie Pippen $2,775,000
    7 Bill Wennington $1,800,000
    8 Scott Burrell $1,430,000
    9 Randy Brown $1,260,000
    10 Dickey Simpkins $1,235,000
    11 Robert Parish $1,150,000
    12 Jason Caffey $850,920
    13 Steve Kerr $750,000
    14 David Vaughn $693,840
    15 Keith Booth $597,600
    16 Jud Buechler $500,000
    17 Joe Kleine $272,250
    18 Rusty LaRue *$242,000



    MJ's Salary = 33 Mill
    The rest of the team's combined salary = 30.36 Mill

    If this was todays making money first, winning a title second NBA, I bet the majority of the team would've just sat out, starting with Pip.

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by haterofhaters
    Taken from Basketball-Reference.com

    1997-98 Chicago Bulls Salaries
    1 Michael Jordan $33,140,000
    2 Toni Kukoc $4,560,000
    3 Ron Harper $4,560,000
    4 Dennis Rodman $4,500,000
    5 Luc Longley $3,184,900
    6 Scottie Pippen $2,775,000
    7 Bill Wennington $1,800,000
    8 Scott Burrell $1,430,000
    9 Randy Brown $1,260,000
    10 Dickey Simpkins $1,235,000
    11 Robert Parish $1,150,000
    12 Jason Caffey $850,920
    13 Steve Kerr $750,000
    14 David Vaughn $693,840
    15 Keith Booth $597,600
    16 Jud Buechler $500,000
    17 Joe Kleine $272,250
    18 Rusty LaRue *$242,000



    MJ's Salary = 33 Mill
    The rest of the team's combined salary = 30.36 Mill

    If this was todays making money first, winning a title second NBA, I bet the majority of the team would've just sat out, starting with Pip.
    LOL where do u think the crazy amount players get came from?Mj was the first one to ask for that much.LOL players today like iggy get payed more then Mj from 80s to early 90s.

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by haterofhaters
    Taken from Basketball-Reference.com

    1997-98 Chicago Bulls Salaries
    1 Michael Jordan $33,140,000
    2 Toni Kukoc $4,560,000
    3 Ron Harper $4,560,000
    4 Dennis Rodman $4,500,000
    5 Luc Longley $3,184,900
    6 Scottie Pippen $2,775,000
    7 Bill Wennington $1,800,000
    8 Scott Burrell $1,430,000
    9 Randy Brown $1,260,000
    10 Dickey Simpkins $1,235,000
    11 Robert Parish $1,150,000
    12 Jason Caffey $850,920
    13 Steve Kerr $750,000
    14 David Vaughn $693,840
    15 Keith Booth $597,600
    16 Jud Buechler $500,000
    17 Joe Kleine $272,250
    18 Rusty LaRue *$242,000



    MJ's Salary = 33 Mill
    The rest of the team's combined salary = 30.36 Mill

    If this was todays making money first, winning a title second NBA, I bet the majority of the team would've just sat out, starting with Pip.
    Pip shouldve made more but everyone else just about right. They did win 6 titles and last time i checked MJ was 6time Finals MVP.

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    David Falk knew what he was doing... too bad he didnt represent Pip as well.

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by juju151111
    LOL where do u think the crazy amount players get came from?Mj was the first one to ask for that much.LOL players today like iggy get payed more then Mj from 80s to early 90s.
    At the same time, before that MJ, the greatest player alive was making like 3-5 mill a year.. vs. scrubs who now make that money.

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by juju151111
    LOL where do u think the crazy amount players get came from?Mj was the first one to DESERVED for that much.LOL players today like iggy get payed more then Mj from 80s to early 90s.
    Fixed

    MJ did not get huge sallaries until his final years. And the 97/98 season was a reward for what he gave to basketball.
    I totalled once the amount of shoots over that season and it came out to one shot was my annual income.

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper
    Fixed

    MJ did not get huge sallaries until his final years. And the 97/98 season was a reward for what he gave to basketball.
    I totalled once the amount of shoots over that season and it came out to one shot was my annual income.
    I'm sorry, but nobody who plays basketball for a living, not even the GOAT deserves 33 mil a year. I agree that he deserved to be the highest paid because he was the best at his craft, but that number is staggaring.

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    Yeah when I found out MJ & Pippen made like 2 mill per season for most of their careers I almost puked, when comparing to today's scrubs.

    Look at it like this....real estate was WAAY cheaper back then.
    So any player who invested most of their $$ into houses got a nice flip.

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    before that he never make more than $4 million in one season. During 72-10 historic season, he only make $3 million. But still poor Scottie is disrespected by management for 10 years

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by haterofhaters
    I'm sorry, but nobody who plays basketball for a living, not even the GOAT deserves 33 mil a year. I agree that he deserved to be the highest paid because he was the best at his craft, but that number is staggaring.
    LOL look at his other years #s.He was getting like 3 mill a year.In todays nba Mj salary is for scrubs or low key role players.It doesn't really matter because Mj got so much endorsments he could live off that.

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    That's a bit misleading because they Bulls paid Michael Jordan $1-$2 million/season to Jordan for basically the first part of his career.

    The $30 mill he made off the Bulls for the last two seasons was basically making up for some (not even close to all though) of the hundreds of millions he made for the Bulls franchise over his career.

    Pippen likewise got paid big time with the Blazers after leaving the Bulls.

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    Pippen was highly underpaid. Damn he wouldn't be broke too!

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    Jordan and Pippen were both at odds with Reinsdorf/Krause because they were grossly underpaid for years.

    Reinsdorf/Krause really hit the jackpot though getting both of those guys locked in to long term contracts like that.

    They made a fortune off that franchise in the 90s no question.

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    yeah , Krause was seriously raping them, Even when pippen was a Free agent Krause wasnt trying to Pay him more than he was before. He was almost leaving the bulls for another Team and Jordan made them sign him or else he was leaving too. Bulls Management is stingy. I had to laugh when Gordon Turned down 50 Mil they were Offering him knowing the Bulls History.
    Last edited by dr8ked; 08-25-2008 at 08:06 PM.

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    Default Re: Wow, salaries of the 97-98 Chicago Bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundwave
    That's a bit misleading because they Bulls paid Michael Jordan $1-$2 million/season to Jordan for basically the first part of his career.

    The $30 mill he made off the Bulls for the last two seasons was basically making up for some (not even close to all though) of the hundreds of millions he made for the Bulls franchise over his career.

    Pippen likewise got paid big time with the Blazers after leaving the Bulls.

    agreed

    Season Team Lg Salary
    1987-88 Chicago Bulls NBA $725,000
    1988-89 Chicago Bulls NBA $575,000
    1989-90 Chicago Bulls NBA *$670,000
    1990-91 Chicago Bulls NBA $765,000
    1991-92 Chicago Bulls NBA $2,770,000
    1992-93 Chicago Bulls NBA $3,425,000
    1993-94 Chicago Bulls NBA $3,075,000
    1994-95 Chicago Bulls NBA $2,225,000
    1995-96 Chicago Bulls NBA $2,925,000
    1996-97 Chicago Bulls NBA $2,250,000
    1997-98 Chicago Bulls NBA $2,775,000
    1998-99 Houston Rockets NBA $11,000,000
    1999-00 Portland Trail Blazers NBA $14,795,642
    2000-01 Portland Trail Blazers NBA $13,750,000
    2001-02 Portland Trail Blazers NBA $18,083,564
    2002-03 Portland Trail Blazers NBA $19,727,524
    2003-04 Chicago Bulls NBA $4,917,000
    2004-05 Chicago Bulls NBA $5,408,700
    Career (may be incomplete) $109,862,430

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