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Kobe signs two-year extension

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 26, 2013 at 12:45 AM

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Kobe doesn't want to win his 6th ring does he? Thank you Kobe for being selfish. Kobe had an opportunity to take a pay cut, but he decided to take the money, and I guess if your offered 48 million for the next two seasons you take it. Let's not forget that he's making 30 million this season, and he hasn't even played a game yet.


Bryant, 35, will maintain his status as the NBA's highest-paid player over the course of the extension, the source told Shelburne. The 2007-08 league MVP will receive $23.5 million in the first year and $25 million in the second year of the extension, according to the source

The Lakers and Bryant arrived at the salaries so that the team will have the financial flexibility to pursue one top free agent on the market next summer, the source told Shelburne.

The 2014 free-agent class could include four-time MVP LeBron James and reigning league scoring champion Carmelo Anthony, who both can opt out of their contracts after this season.

Bryant and 39-year-old point guard Steve Nash are the only players signed to significant contracts for next season with the Lakers, who have been anticipating a major roster restructuring in 2014 since Dwight Howard fled town in July.

Never say never but I don't see Lebron going to the Lakers. Even if Melo goes to the Lakers I don't see that duo working out. The Lakers can be crafty so I wouldn't put it past them to pull off another move to get better.

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