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infamous
07-14-2008, 11:57 AM
I just want to ask because I couldn't find it anywhere. What is the longest contract a team can offer a player in terms of years, and who had the longest contract in any player in the nba? What I know is that bulls signed jordan for eight years.

MiamiHeat
07-14-2008, 12:00 PM
I think it was Magic Johnson
"During the off-season, Johnson signed a 25-year, $25-million contract, which was the highest-paying contract in sports history up to that point."

TmacYao2
07-14-2008, 12:02 PM
I think it was Magic Johnson
"During the off-season, Johnson signed a 25-year, $25-million contract, which was the highest-paying contract in sports history up to that point."
LMBAO 25 years?

infamous
07-14-2008, 12:05 PM
I think it was Magic Johnson
"During the off-season, Johnson signed a 25-year, $25-million contract, which was the highest-paying contract in sports history up to that point."
For 25 years? are you serious? :D So that means a team can offer a player with unlimited years?

MiamiHeat
07-14-2008, 12:06 PM
For 25 years? are you serious? :D So that means a team can offer a player with unlimited years?

im not sure maybe the rules changed, back then it was different im thinkin the limit is only 6 years or 5 years now

T-Mac_Attack
07-14-2008, 12:08 PM
I'm 99% sure the limit is 5 years now but yeah that was an F-load of money during Magic's day.

BALLER71
07-14-2008, 12:08 PM
Magic Johnson


Clearly wanting Johnson as part of its organization in some form or capacity for years to come, the Lakers signed the point guard after his second season to a then astounding $25 million deal for 25 years, a move that some teammates resented and reportedly left Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wondering if the Magic Man would ultimately have input on management’s basketball decisions.

While most NBA players would be heard laughing from coast-to-coast into the wee hours of the night at the idea of making $1 million per year nowadays, Johnson’s deal was quite lucrative at the time, especially when considering that the minimum salary at the end of the 1980-1981 season was reportedly $65,000.

Of course, Johnson’s salary would be adjusted in the following years to accommodate the growth in salaries given to other star players of the decade.

This adjustment would of course precede the absolute explosion in player salaries in the nineties, when the Washington Bullets gave Juwan Howard a 7-year, $105 million deal in 1996 and officially made him the first $100 million man in league history after the Miami Heat had illegally tried to do the same for him earlier that summer.

marvILLous
07-14-2008, 12:08 PM
According to wikipedia he got 25 years for $25M lmao

EDIT

yeah i guess it's true

Chi-Town Finest
07-14-2008, 12:10 PM
He is still with the Lakers. lol

infamous
07-14-2008, 12:17 PM
^^ That is a lot of years. I don't blame kareem for wondering. When we look at it, today, a player can earn 25 mil a year compared to Johnson's era with only 1 mil a year (and that's a lot of money at that time). LOL at Juwan Howard as the first $100 million man in league history. Was he really that good?
Thanks for the find!

PhillyLuver
07-14-2008, 12:18 PM
How far did he get into that contract?

infamous
07-14-2008, 12:20 PM
Was it the time he announced he had HIV?

MiamiHeat
07-14-2008, 12:23 PM
he signed the contract in the offseason for the new season of the 1981–82 NBA season

JordansBulls
07-14-2008, 12:24 PM
Magic Johnson

$25 million is like 2 years for a player nowadays.

BALLER71
07-14-2008, 12:35 PM
Juwan Howard signed a 7 year 105M deal with the Wizards.


After that season, many saw Howard as an up and coming superstar. Howard also became a free agent after that season. A lot of teams wanted him, but Howard decided to sign a $101 million contract with the Miami Heat on July 15, 1996. Yet the contract was disallowed by the NBA, the reason being that it was not in accordance with the existing salary cap rules. Howard then re-signed with the Bullets on August 5. He became the first player in NBA history to sign a contract worth over S100 million, his seven-year contract being worth S105 million. Though he always put up decent offensive numbers during his tenure in Washington (about 18 points and 8 rebounds per game), he never reached the level of All-Star status again.

_Sn1P3r_
07-14-2008, 09:10 PM
I think it was Magic Johnson
"During the off-season, Johnson signed a 25-year, $25-million contract, which was the highest-paying contract in sports history up to that point."

Holy crap! 25 years!

18colts29
07-14-2008, 09:34 PM
its at least 7 years