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, averaged about 15 points, could rebound some and was a good defensive player at both forward positions and even at center. But he'd already turned down $3 million from the Mavericks. Jordan had told the Bulls he doubted Perkins would leave Dallas because North Carolina players were drilled to be loyal. But the Bulls had other concerns. They were paying Jordan less than $3 million,authentic jordans
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“Falk [Jordan's agent] was getting ready to start knocking on the door,” acknowledged coach Phil Jackson.
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, but so did Jordan’s popularity. Indiana general manager Donnie Walsh said, “We should all be chipping in to pay him. He does so much for the league.” Teams sold thousands of extra tickets whenever Jordan was in town, not to mention what he did for attendance in Chicago. The year before Jordan came, the Bulb' average attendance was 6,Air Jordan Shoes
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