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Scottie Pippen Eventually Got His Due, With His NBA Earnings Surpassing Even Michael Jordan

Two facts you'll learn while watching the ESPN docuseries The Last Dance, now airing on ABC: Scottie Pippen was an invaluable member of the six-time champion Chicago Bulls, and he was also underpaid. But while his contract with the Bulls prevented him from making what he and his teammates felt he deserved, his career earnings ultimately surpassed other greats, including Michael Jordan. Here's how it all breaks down. Early Years With the Bulls Pippen began his career with the Chicago Bulls, slowly working his way up the ranks for a few years before his breakthrough in 1990. From that year on - after he made his first All-Star team - his salary began reflecting his undeniable presence on the team. According to HoopsHype (an offshoot of USA Today), Pippen's salary steadily increased with the Bulls before his departure in1998:  1990-91: $765,000 1991-92: $2.77 million 1992-93: $3.43 million 1993-94: $3.08 million 1994-95: $2.23 million 1995-96: $2.93 million 1996-97: $

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