The Chicago Bulls won their fifth title in seven years last week; the Detroit Red Wings clinched their first Stanley Cup since 1955 earlier this month. While those championships meant different things to each team, they shared a common, gratifying element: moolah. Divvying up the postseason booty is one of the rites of pro sports, during which the runners-up have their wounds salved by cash. Here are the most recent champs' and near-champs' playoff cuts.
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