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    NBA Salary Cap Over the Years and the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls Cap

    http://members.cox.net/lmcoon/salarycap.htm


    9. Has there always been a salary cap?

    It made steady but gradual increases of around $1-2 million each season until 1994-95, when it was $15.964 million. Armed with a big TV contract from NBC, the salary cap jumped to $23.0 million in 1995-96, and increased to $26.9 million in 1997-98, the last season of the 1995 CBA (a 747% increase in 13 years).

    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

    MJ alone made more than the rest of the Bulls and made over the league Salary Cap in 1997-1998.
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    which supports my theory that a lot of the time to be successful the salary cap has to be completely ignored.
    PSA: 1997 is not the year of my birth, it is my favorite Bulls team

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97'bulls View Post
    which supports my theory that a lot of the time to be successful the salary cap has to be completely ignored.
    That depends on your definition of "successful." Is success defined by championship rings, revenue, or a combination of the two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by playanomor View Post
    That depends on your definition of "successful." Is success defined by championship rings, revenue, or a combination of the two?
    wins and distance in playoffs.
    PSA: 1997 is not the year of my birth, it is my favorite Bulls team

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    Quote Originally Posted by playanomor View Post
    That depends on your definition of "successful." Is success defined by championship rings, revenue, or a combination of the two?
    Depends on what type of players you have on the team. If you have the best player in the league and another top 10 player then it should result in rings.
    "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
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