Kobe and Lakers hopeful to sign extension before season begins?

Kobe could sign an extension before the season starts!

yesL.A. Times: The regular season starts in three weeks. Will Kobe Bryant have a contract extension by then?

A source close to the discussions, who was not authorized to speak publicly, indicated there had been productive meetings recently and that both sides were hopeful a deal would be done before the Lakers open up against the Clippers on Oct. 27.

Bryant, 31, will make $23 million this season and $24.8 million next season, though he can opt out of his contract next July.

On top of the $47.8 million he could earn over the next two seasons, Bryant can sign a three-year extension worth another $86 million to $91 million, depending on NBA salary-cap figures to be determined in 2011.

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  • Short Dog

    Get your money Kobe. Laker for Life.

  • socal.s

    Pay him the money…… He’s worth it.

  • GREGG IN SAN DIMAS

    KOBE GIVE SOME OF THAT MONEY BACK YOU ONLY NEED $20 MILLION A YR. HLEP THE TEAM GET SOME GOOD PLAYERS. SO SIGN THE EXTENSION. TAKE CARE OF THE LAKERS AND THE LAKERS WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU FOR LIFE. LOOK AT EARVIN “MAGIC” JOHNSON….. GOOD LUCK TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONS.. ———–LAKERS FOR LIFE—————–

  • kid24

    give the man his money ! pay tha man ! AND LETS roll on the three-peat !