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Kobe's big payday
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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 from a torn Achilles.
Bryant's contract is one of the few in the league that has a no-trade clause. What Bryant wants with the Lakers he gets. That is what more than a decade of play and a few championships earn you in political capital within an organization.
The contract also comes with its quirks too.
According to Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times, Bryant is set to receive a little less than $24.4 million as part of a negotiated baloon payment in his two year extension. The rest of his contract will be spread out over this year and next. It is nice to be able to say, 'Oh, I have $30 mill...
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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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 […]
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...
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
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 […]
If the NBA Playoffs started today, fans would probably feel incredibly ripped off because they were screwed out of 80 games, but the Los Angeles Lakers would also miss the playoffs. At 1-1, the Lakers aren’t expected to be much better than a sub-.500 team with their star player, Kobe Bryant, still recovering from the Achilles tear that he suffered back in April. But if you’re...
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.
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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 pic.twitter.com/AwhF7kXvi1
— Yao Ming (@YaoMing) November...
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...
While the Los Angeles Lakers are withering away at 1-1 with Kobe Bryant’s return date still a question, the Los Angeles Clippers have stepped up to claim the throne in basketball’s biggest two-horse town, and claim it they have with a record of… oh, they’re 1-1, too. Well, two games is a small sample size in an NBA season, so let’s base this solely on highlights through...