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Old 08-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #32
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Default Re: Why did Magic Johnson accept a 25 year, $25 million contract w/ the Lakers?

Originally Posted by Kblaze8855
He signed for twice what doctor J made the previous year...for the next 25 years. Imagine that....getting 25 years of double the biggest stars money after your rookie season?

Moses Malone had the first million dollar(single season) deal like a year earlier. Kareem wasnt even making a million. bird made like 600 thousand at the time.

People had million dollar deals but spread over years. Pistol Pete had the first million dollar deal I think. And it was like a 3-4 year deal.

Magic had no way of knowing how insane deals would get after the Hawks broke the system by giving Koncak Bird/Jordan/Barkley money.

How old are you bro? Kblaze is freaking full of knowledge.
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