Are any of us REALLY surprised? Lakers are going after BOTH and Kobe is willing to take a paycut to get one or both here.
Lakers eyeing Melo, LeBron
Bryant will be the highest-paid player in the league next season with a $30.5 million salary. For the Lakers to maintain enough room to pursue two max-level free agents, he'd need to play for quite a bit less.
"As a businessman the goal is always to not take a pay cut," Bryant said. "But ..."
Bryant told ESPNLosAngeles.com's Dave McMenamin last week that he intends to be involved in the Lakers' recruiting efforts for 2014 and is looped into the team's decision-making.
"It's an open conversation, via text and also meeting in person and just picking up the phone and calling," Bryant said of his involvement. "They've kept me in the loop pretty well."
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It was pretty obvious what he told in that one interview was just him speaking from a businessman perspective how it'd be stupid to say he would take a paycut.
But when talking about the prospect of taking a paycut if it meant getting LeBron and or Carmelo on the Lakers with Dave Mcten he went "Well as a businessman the goal is to not take a paycut. buuuuut......."
Yeah Kobe would. He's not gonna choose an outlandish amount of more money over a championship.
Especially if LeBron and Carmelo are on the table. Kobe's not stupid.
Edited by Majesty, July 17, 2013 - 01:09 PM.