Based on last season's statistics and approximate salaries, here's a novel way of looking at how a quintet of top players were paid for their performances in 1986-87.
Patrick Ewing, New York Knicks, about $5,045 per rebound. ($2.8 million)
Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, about $2,558 per assist. ($2.5 million)
Moses Malone, Washington Bullets, about $3,684 per free throw. ($2.1 million)
Larry Bird, Boston Celtics, about $2,290 per field goal. ($1.8 million)
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, about $219 per minute on the court. ($720,000)