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Old 07-01-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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Bryant had until the end of Tuesday to inform the Lakers he was terminating the final two years of his contract and becoming an unrestricted free agent, but the team hadn't received any notification as of late Tuesday night from the NBA Finals MVP.

Instead, Bryant is expected to sign a three-year extension worth an estimated $85 million on top of his existing two-year contract later this month, according to the Los Angeles Times. Bryant's agent, Rob Pelinka, did not return a voice message seeking confirmation.
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Makes Kobe the highest paid player in the NBA, and allows him to earn over $30 Million in salary in 1 year in the contract.

All the talk that Kobe was not completely selfish, and cared more about himself than the team has gone out the window, No it wouldnt be the smartest move to turn down $85 Million, but it at least shows a testament to your character if you leave even $10 Million on the table like Gilbert did.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:31 AM   #2
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http://blogs.pe.com/prosports/2009/0...l-a-laker.html

Makes Kobe the highest paid player in the NBA, and allows him to earn over $30 Million in salary in 1 year in the contract.

All the talk that Kobe was not completely selfish, and cared more about himself than the team has gone out the window, No it wouldnt be the smartest move to turn down $85 Million, but it at least shows a testament to your character if you leave even $10 Million on the table like Gilbert did.

If it's offered, you take it. Dipsh!t. Why should Kobe play the banker role? He did his part by winning the ship. Pay the man.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:33 AM   #3
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If it's offered, you take it. Dipsh!t. Why should Kobe play the banker role? He did his part by winning the ship. Pay the man.
You're right.

Dedicating $30 Million in a season is the best move for rewarding Kobe Bryant for winning his 4th Championship, just completely ignore the fact his salary will make up 1/2 of the Laker's salary cap while his skills & physical ability begins to decline.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:36 AM   #4
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If it's offered, you take it. Dipsh!t. Why should Kobe play the banker role? He did his part by winning the ship. Pay the man.

You again, have you ever posted something other than pro-Kobe? Oh, don't worry, Kobe will get payed while idiots like you prop him up to believe he's worth that much...3 years 85 million in these economic times? At least take a pay cut for your teammates to show that you aren't 100% greedy, this goes for other players in the NBA too, not just Kobe...
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:39 AM   #5
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It's the best thing for Kobe and his family. He's got a family. Family is important. He's just trying to provide for his family. Family.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:42 AM   #6
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even though it would obviously be a bad move because by that time, kobe will probably have declined a little bit, and how are you suppose to build a team around kobe if you only have to much money, you better count on spectacular rookies... you can't blame kobe, not in this case. you get offered 30 mil for a season, nobody is turning that down... you gotta also think about this way, at that age, kobe has accomplished atleast 4 rings and all individual accomplishments you could possibly get... time to get as much money as you can for retirement.. granted the average man does not retire with 30 mil.
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Wow that works out to be about 28 mill a year, just absurd...Did I mention this guy is on the backend of his career?
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:45 AM   #8
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even though it would obviously be a bad move because by that time, kobe will probably have declined a little bit, and how are you suppose to build a team around kobe if you only have to much money, you better count on spectacular rookies... you can't blame kobe, not in this case. you get offered 30 mil for a season, nobody is turning that down... you gotta also think about this way, at that age, kobe has accomplished atleast 4 rings and all individual accomplishments you could possibly get... time to get as much money as you can for retirement.. granted the average man does not retire with 30 mil.

No-one should be taking this kind of money during these economic times, my hate bar just rose to the highest point you could imagine!
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:48 AM   #9
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No-one should be taking this kind of money during these economic times, my hate bar just rose to the highest point you could imagine!
I'm sure you would say they could keep their money.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:50 AM   #10
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His salary in 2010-2011 : $24,806,250

The max he can get is a 10.5% raise. So the max contract he could get is :

2011-2012 : $27.410,906
2012-2013 : $30.289,051
2013-2014 : $33.167,196

Total : $90,867,153

So that means he would leave $6 million on the table, for three years. So $2 million a year.

Gilbert : $10 million for 6 years. So $1.67 million a year.

Really? Isn't there a max of some kind?
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:51 AM   #11
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meh, im sure lebron will get a bigger contract from NY
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:55 AM   #12
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I'm sure you would say they could keep their money.

Listen athletes have choices, this bulls**t that the management takes care of business is a copout for a players rep, if Kobe wanted to he could opt out and resign a smaller deal that would ensure other teammates are kept for next year and offer an unselfish gesture which I don't remember the last time Kobe did one, other than mandatory "NBA Cares" assignments...This isnt just Kobe, but since he now IS the most highly paid, the finger is pointed at him...85 mill for a declining player who takes up nearly half of the salary cap? There is something wrong with that...
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No-one should be taking this kind of money during these economic times, my hate bar just rose to the highest point you could imagine!

somebody offers me 30 mil im taking it... ... you could make that same argument..in these times, you get the most money you can...
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:57 AM   #14
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Within the parameters of being a player who has already made millions through salary and endorsements plus future salary and endorsements Quasimoto, NO! I would feel terrible for taking that sort of money, not to mention the economic times...
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Listen athletes have choices, this bulls**t that the management takes care of business is a copout for a players rep, if Kobe wanted to he could opt out and resign a smaller deal that would ensure other teammates are kept for next year and offer an unselfish gesture which I don't remember the last time Kobe did one, other than mandatory "NBA Cares" assignments...This isnt just Kobe, but since he now IS the most highly paid, the finger is pointed at him...85 mill for a declining player who takes up nearly half of the salary cap? There is something wrong with that...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. If the Lakers are willing to pay Bryant that amount, it's not wrong at all for him to accept. The Lakers are probably earning more money than that because of him anyways.

It would be a problem though if he starts to whine about his teammates again when he doesn't win a championship next season. Then it would be like: "No shyt, there is only 30 million left to fill the team, which is completely on you".

But we'll simply have to wait and see for that. If he is willing to take that salary and bear the consequences it's not a bad thing.
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