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Old 11-25-2013, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lakers Sign Kobe Bryant to Contract Extension

He just tweeted this...

The Lakers announced in a stunning move Sunday that they've signed Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension. The deal comes as a surprise as it went unreported by any outlet prior to the official announcement.

Bryant, 35, continues his recovery from surgery to repair his torn Achilles tendon suffered last spring, and had spoken of a resistance to take a paycut. The Buss family had made several public statements over the last few months that they intended to ensure Bryant retired as a Laker, and this extension obstensibly accomplishes that.

It's a pretty amazing leap of faith for the organization to extend a 35-year-old player who has yet to return to the court from one of the most devastating injuries in the sport without seeing him play a single game. But it does wonders for their goodwill with the fanbase and gives them security entering this summer's piovotal free agency period. They don't have to worry about convincing Bryant to return and add a star, now they can just pitch the top names while having Bryant inked on paper.

ESPN reports the deal is for nearly $50 million, with $23.5 in 2014-2015 and $25 million in 2015-2016.

via: Lakers sign Kobe Bryant to two-year extension - CBSSports.com

50 MILLION?? :jack:

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