Found November 03, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant used the first week of the NBA season to ramp up his training again as he continues a comeback from a torn Achilles tendon. Bryant, who previously told reporters he would need three weeks of "rigorous conditioning" before he considered making his debut for the 2013-14 season, said this past week of work applies to that timeline he scheduled. "I think this is a good start," Bryant said before the Lakers played the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. "This week was a good start. I was able to run and run pretty well, so I would probably count this week." The 18-year veteran had "scaled back" his workouts after the team returned from a preseason trip to China that he used to test his limits, but he said he's pushing himself again. "I'm running a little bit more, a little bit more aggressively," Bryant said. "It feels fine." Bryant scoffed when a reporter suggested that, by his own math, the...

Kobe could lose $13 million of huge salary payment to taxes

As stipulated in his contract, Kobe Bryant, who has yet to play this season and may be some time away from doing so, is scheduled to receive a $24.3 million advance on his salary on Friday from the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe is set to make $30.5 million this season, so that amount accounts for […]The post Kobe Bryant to receive $24M in salary Friday, but could pay over $13M in taxes...

Report: Kobe could pay more than 13M in taxes

Maybe 24 million up front wasn't the best idea. Injured Lakers star Kobe Bryant, as negotiated as part of his contract, received a balloon payment of 24,363,044 from the team on Friday. Bryant will make 30.5M total on the year. But Bryant's takeaway may be closer to 11 million after Uncle Sam and the state of California get done with the All-Star guard. According to an...

Kobe Bryant Completes Week One of Three-Week Conditioning Program

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant continues to recover from his torn Achilles tendon while the Lakers begin the season without him. With each passing day, the time frame for Bryant’s return decreases. According to a report by Lakers’ beat writer Mark Medina of Inside the Lakers, Bryant has completed the first week of a “self-required” three week conditioning program which should have...

Mark Jackson thought Kobe was faking injury

Kobe Bryant sustained a torn Achilles' tendon during a game against Golden State on April 12. But when Bryant collapsed onto the ground with 3:08 left in the fourth quarter, Warriors coach Mark Jackson apparently initially thought that he was faking an injury. "Even in the midst of going against him, I'm in huddle, I'm saying, 'Don't fall for the okeydoke...

A promising start, good and bad, for the Los Angeles Lakers

As far as early season upsets go, the Los Angeles Lakers beating the Clippers on Opening Night was on of the more surprising in recent memory. The Clippers, with one of the more heralded off season acquisitions in head coach Doc Rivers, are one of the handful of teams considered to be capable of winning a championship this season. That discussion clearly doesn’t involve these Lakers...

Kobe Bryant will get a $24 million dollar check from Lakers

Think you had a good post-Halloween? Then, you probably got nothing on Los Angeles Laker star Kobe Bryant who is going to score a 24 million dollar check today. Why you may ask? Well, Kobe’s new contract was backloaded and we learn more about that from the Los Angeles Times: Negotiated as part of his contract, Bryant receives a balloon payment Nov. 1. On Friday, the All-Star guard...

Reasons Why Kobe Bryant Won’t Play a Minute This Season

If you know anything about the NBA, it’s that it’s a stars league—meaning what drives fans to the TV and turnstiles are the big-name, headlining superstars—one of which is the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant. And if you’ve listened to a single conversation about the NBA so far this season, it’s that people are anticipating the return […]

Kobe Bryant receives $24 million on November 1st from Lakers

Kobe Bryant is in the final year of his contract with the Lakers. We know the Black Mamba, Vino, feel free to insert whatever nickname you have for #24 here, is the highest paid in the NBA. Today is the first of the month, which means payday for many. That goes for Kobe too. The way his contract with the Lakers is set up, Kobe receives a balloon payment today of $24,363,044, that’s...

Kobe Bryant Set to Have a Huge Payday

We all know that Kobe Bryant is not they typical NBA player. Not typical with his level of play, or the way he is paid. Negotiated as part of his contract, Bryant receives a balloon payment November 1st. On Friday, the All-Star guard will receive $24,363,044 from the Lakers. Bryant will make 30,453,805 — the […]

Kobe Bryant dressed like Zorro for Halloween

For those of you wondering what Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant decided to wear for Halloween, this is the That NBA Lottery Pick post for you. Check out Kobe as the legendary hero, “Zorro” along with his wife, Vanessa who dressed up like Elena: *** Kobe Bryant image courtesy of Getty Images

Yao Ming takes photo with Kobe Bryant, posts it on Twitter

As noted on this fair website, we always do our best to scour the social networking realm of Twitter to come across the best and most interesting stories. About an hour ago, former Houston Rockets Yao Ming decided to post an image of himself hanging out with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant on Twitter: With @kobebryant — Yao Ming (@YaoMing) November...

Phil Jackson: “I Love Kobe Bryant”

Phil Jackson has made some great history in the NBA. Not only is he one of the best coaches ever in the league, but he’s a a 11 time NBA champion as a coach, and has given five championships to the LA Lakers. Apparently, if Phil Jackson values anything in his coaching career, it’s future Hall ...The post Phil Jackson: “I Love Kobe Bryant” appeared first on The League News.

Lakers nearly blow it in 105-103 win vs. Hawks

LOS ANGELES -- After a sample size of four games, there's one conclusion you can come to about this year's Lakers without Kobe Bryant: This season will look a lot like last season until the Mamba is once again available. Up. Down. Back. Forth. Many games like Sunday night's 105-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center. The Lakers blew a 21-point lead and needed...

Morning Shootaround: Kobe Payday

Kobe's big payday Hawks vs. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Kobe Bryant makes a lot of money. Like nearly $30.5 million this year. He is one of the highest paid players in the NBA and that is not going to change any time soon. The Lakers are even preparing to discuss a new contract extension with the superstar soon. And this is all before the Lakers find out if he can indeed come back...
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