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NBA PLAYOFFS | NOTES

June 01, 1997|Associated Press

The NBA finals will be broadcast to 175 countries. Ninety-three telecasters speaking 41 languages will show the games to more than 600 million households on six continents.

The NBA says between 1,200 and 1,500 media credentials have been issued, including for representatives from 39 countries.

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If the Bulls win the championship, they will split $2,045,750. If they lose, they will divide $1,639,750.

The Jazz would split $1,821,750 for winning and $1,415,750 if they fail to unseat the Bulls.

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No active player has been in as many playoff games without winning a championship as Utah's John Stockton. He has played in 121 postseason games with no title. Teammate Karl Malone's run is 111.

Between Stockton and Malone are New York's Charles Oakley (119), Seattle's Sam Perkins (118) and Houston's Charles Barkley (115). The record is held by the Lakers' Elgin Baylor (134).

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