NBA trivia: Chris Webber had 15-year rookie contract with Warriors
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Even without winning a championship ring, NBA great Chris Webber had a stellar career as a player.
He also had one of the most absurd contracts in NBA history.
The 1993-1994 NBA Rookie of the Year was drafted by the Golden State Warriors, and he was offered a mind-boggling 15-year contract right from the get-go.
The offer is estimated to be 74.4 million US dollars, which could have kept Webber playing in San Francisco for good at about 5 million dollars per year.
But ironically, it also had an opt-out option right after the first year, which the power forward exercised as he switched from one jersey to another after his rookie season with Golden State.
Webber, who became a 5-time all-star, eventually made a mark for the early 2000s Sacramento Kings.
The bizarre deal is what perhaps led to the NBA restructuring rookie deals, which now spans only two years and gives players more freedom and power.
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