your dumb man. Playes are making the same now as they were then in comparison. You have to look at things like inflation and all that when you look at these salaries. Remember money is worth less now. So in 1998 making 272K was similar to making 473K now. Only things crazy about this is how much michael jordan was making. US currency was worth alot more back then in 1998, so that 33 mill jordan was making would be like making 45 million now.
Players salaries havent increased much, they just increase to adjust to inflation. this is a stupid thread.
If you look at salaries in the 70's and 80's they would be siginficantly less because back you could buy alot more with one dollar.
For example a 20 oz cola in a glass bottle use to be like 25 cents. Now 25 cents gets you a generic brand can of cola in a aluminum can
You have some bulls**t economics jargon.
Inflation rate is about 3% a year MAX unless the government isn't doing a good job. 13 * 3% = 33%
272 K Does not equal to 473 K. The min salary increased because the NBA as an entity is making more money not because of inflation.
Plus the salary cap is higher so there is space for 2 players to be making 20 mill together.