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Lakers & Kobe agree on 2 year, $48 mil extension (Kobe talks to Y! Sports - pg. 27)


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#1 MDI

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:26 AM

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MORE KOBE FOR MORE YEARS

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BREAKING: The #Lakers and @kobebryant agree to terms on a contract extension.

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The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.

“This is a very happy day for Lakers fans and for the Lakers organization,” said Kupchak. “We’ve said all along that our priority and hope was to have Kobe finish his career as a Laker, and this should ensure that that happens. To play 20 years in the NBA, and to do so with the same team, is unprecedented, and quite an accomplishment. Most importantly however, it assures us that one of the best players in the world will remain a Laker, bringing us excellent play and excitement for years to come.”

Bryant, a five-time NBA Champion, has earned numerous accolades over the span of his 17-year career, including being selected as the NBA MVP in 2007-08 and winning the NBA Finals MVP award in 2008-09 and 2009-10. The 15-time NBA All-Star has also led the United States to gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. Bryant has earned All-NBA honors in each of the last 15 seasons and has been named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Team 12 times.

The Lakers have appeared in postseason play in all but one season (2004-05) of Bryant’s 17 campaigns with the team, and have reached the NBA Finals seven times, winning championships in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010. The 6’6” guard scored a career-high 81 points (55 in the 2nd half) on January 22, 2006, the second highest game and half point totals in NBA history.

Originally acquired by the Lakers from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Vlade Divac on July 11, 1996 after being selected by the Hornets with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, Bryant is the Lakers all-time leading scorer and currently ranks 4th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.


Edited by MDI, November 25, 2013 - 08:52 AM.

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#2 Bynumite17

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:29 AM

need details 


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#3 JGuez

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:31 AM

This is why I read this message board. You get news faster than most sites.

 

Assuming the details aren't leaked yet?



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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:31 AM

Woah! Didn't expect that, that's huge news

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:32 AM

AWESOME!!! LONG LIVE MAMBA!

 

and this must mean they know hes gonna be back close to or at 100%


Edited by LakersGAFan, November 25, 2013 - 08:33 AM.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:33 AM

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This is fantastic news!!

 

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:33 AM

Got the Breaking News Alert on my phone from "The Score" app 30 mins ago and was telling everyone here at work haha



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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:33 AM

Good to hear!

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:33 AM

Yes!

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:36 AM

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#11 Bynumite17

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:37 AM

Kobe playing 20 seasons 


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:39 AM

A few people are secretly mad

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:39 AM

:bounce:  :beers2:  :dance:

 

Good News! 

 

I wonder for how much though! 



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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:40 AM

Stephen A smith thinks its 20 mill a year

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:40 AM

Follow these two for now on guesses on how much Kobe will be making

https://twitter.com/DrewGarrisonSBN

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There's a maximum paycut he can take. Man oh man.

Appears first year salary can be decreased by up to 40% via renegotiate/extend: http://www.cbafaq.co...larycap.htm#Q59

Says only teams under cap can renegotiate. Lakers are not.

If the max decrease for Kobe is 7.5%, minimum salary next year is $28.1 million. If max decrease is 40%, minimum salary is $18.3 million.


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#16 MDI

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:42 AM

This would make him the longest tenured player in NBA history with one team...Stockton was 19

 

Insane. 20 years with the Lakers


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:43 AM

Follow these two for now on guesses on how much Kobe will be making

https://twitter.com/DrewGarrisonSBN

https://twitter.com/DrewGarrisonSBN
 

I hope Kobe did the right thing and took the 40% paycut.



#18 MDI

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:43 AM

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Kobe Bryants contract will make him the highest paid player in the league the next two seasons

 

Im guessing $25 or $26 mil?


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:44 AM

Wasn't the plan to let his contract finish and then to use his bird rights to sign him for a cut after free agency?

Love that he's got at least another 2 years though!!

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:44 AM

they overpayed again...






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