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Old 11-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Don't know who that is, but please do try to make an argument how taking max is worse for his family and himself.
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On October 31, 2004, the Minnesota Timberwolves offered Sprewell a 3-year, $21 million contract extension, substantially less than what his then-current contract paid him. Claiming to feel insulted by the offer, he publicly expressed outrage, declaring, "I have a family to feed ... If Glen Taylor wants to see my family fed, he better cough up some money. Otherwise, you're going to see these kids in one of those Sally Struthers commercials soon."[1] He declined the extension, and, having once more drawn the ire of fans and sports media, had the worst season of his career in the final year of his contract.
Having this amount of money is never good for a human being, and certainly not for his family. Would I leave it on the table? I don't know what it feels like to own 200 million. 5 million sounds like enough to me. I wouldn't know how to spend it anyway. Mo money mo problems.

If this move means the Lakers can't buy a decent supporting cast then it is a stupid move by all parties involved.

Kobe should definitely retire a Laker but I don't know if he is still worth this kind of cash.

It all comes down to good old fashioned (American) greed.

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Old 11-25-2013, 05:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Having this amount of money is never good for a human being, and certainly not for his family.
Oh do tell, why?
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Having this amount of money is never good for a human being, and certainly not for his family. Would I leave it on the table? I don't know what it feels like to own 200 million. 5 million sounds like enough to me. I wouldn't know how to spend it anyway. Mo money mo problems.

If this move means the Lakers can't buy a decent supporting cast then it is a stupid move by all parties involved.

Kobe should definitely retire a Laker but I don't know if he is still worth this kind of cash.

It all comes down to good old fashioned (American) greed.
Sorry I don't see how getting max is bad for his family? Um it seems Mitch disagrees, it didn't take long at all for the extention. The only idiots who were saying he should take min was fans and media. Sorry but asking a max player to take the min is disrespectful. So money is bad for a family cause one man is a dick? Sorry does that mean bill gates shouldn't have all that money? Sorry but money doesn't corrupt people all the time. Is Kobe a max player? Yes. So I see nothing wrong with him getting such. Anything else is just people who LOVE to hate kobe, btw there is abundant of Kobe, Lebron, -place modern face of NBA- haters on this forum.

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Old 11-25-2013, 05:57 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Oh do tell, why?
The way I see it the "healthiest" amount of money a man can possess is just enough for him and maybe his wife to never have to work again. If he earned it he has the right to feel good about it and enjoy it.

All the rest is just greed. Why would you want 50 million when 5 is enough? What good does it do? 50 million doesn't make you happier than 5.

IMHO it's bad to leave your offspring large amounts of money. It cripples them, they'll never learn the value of money or what it feels like to be self-sufficient.

Kobe is allowed to get "his". I'm not jealous nor am I a Kobe hater. He just has to live with the consequences this deal has on his chances to win another title. Apparently he can.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:23 PM   #25 (permalink)
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regardless. The right thing to do, the team player thing to do, would be to take the hit like Duncan or KG for the betterment of the team.
He took a hit.

48.5M over 2 years is far from the max. He was eligible for something like 63M over two years. So therefore he took a rather significant paycut.

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:53 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Don't know who that is, but please do try to make an argument how taking max is worse for his family and himself.
Let's be real, Kobe has made upwards of $500 million (a low estimate imo). Even when you factor taxes in his family is set for 3-4 generations even if they're all idiots without jobs and still live like Kobe does. When you have that type of money, why bother getting more? Its getting money for the sake of having money. He might as well go for the legacy, which he will need a better team to improve. Kobe goes on that he's dying to beat MJ's ring total, but he clearly doesn't care enough to sacrifice $10m a year which is nothing to him
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1) the amount of fans he draws to the arena and jerseys he sells annual more then makes up the pay cheque.
2) seniority
3) will attract good players to sign (not like you need more attraction in LA)

However, it does single handedly cripple the teams cap space and force them in tax territory, not like thats anything new for the lakers.
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"This was easy," Bryant told Yahoo Sports on Monday night. "This wasn't a negotiation. The Lakers made their offer with cap and building a great team in mind while still taking care of me as a player.

"I simply agreed to the offer."
Oh what a selfish thing for him to do...
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I don't personally like the deal for the Lakers, but the hate for Kobe is laughable.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:21 PM   #33 (permalink)
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LOOL all these people "WOOOW KOBE YOU SHOULDA TOOK 580K INSTEAD OF 25 MIL" Oh stfu all and everysingle one of you. Sorry if he REALIZES that taking WAY less money is a stupid decision in LIFE. Yea, believe it or not, money is important. More so then basketball. Nd if you get get max money and play ball, two things I'm sure he loves, he'll do so. Sure Timmy nd KG did take less, but why does that matter? How does two other superstars decisions, who are not even nearly as accomplished in and outside of basketball as Kobe, matter? Good on them they choose to have a less glamorous lifestyle for a possibility for a ring which will make no difference outside of the basketball world. Thank God he ignores idiot fan's and media opinions and does what's best for him and his family. And good on Lakers, without him they're about 100X less watchable. All is see is a max player getting max money and fans bitching that he didn't drop 50 million... as if they would.
Agreed. He's an ultimately a worker/employee and he looked at the best possible deal for him economically. He isn't a jerk or anything like that. LAL didn't have to give him that deal.
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Let's be real, Kobe has made upwards of $500 million (a low estimate imo). Even when you factor taxes in his family is set for 3-4 generations even if they're all idiots without jobs and still live like Kobe does. When you have that type of money, why bother getting more? Its getting money for the sake of having money. He might as well go for the legacy, which he will need a better team to improve. Kobe goes on that he's dying to beat MJ's ring total, but he clearly doesn't care enough to sacrifice $10m a year which is nothing to him
Um, think you can say that about anyone, why doesn't everyone take 580k a year? or 5 mil. They'd be set for generations! Guess they don't wanna win as bad huh? Naw sorry. Money is a bit more important. Believe it or not when you take max, you get a looot of money, enough so to make a 'legacy' outside of basketball. Which I know Kobe does and desires to make one outside of basketball. When it comes down to it, yea basketball is his passion and it makes him happy... but that's not it to his life. He wants to chase MJ's ring total, sure. At the same time he wants to be the best he can be outside of basketball as well. Part of being rich is not to throw around money and say 'just 10 m? U can haz'. He's not just a player, he is a family man, business man, etc. People need to get this thought that basketball is the most important thing in life out of their heads. All Kobe did is take money he's worth, and people are saying he should take less then he's worth. And since he didn't take less then he's worth, he's the biggest dick in sports history blah blah bullshit. Nd Kobe prolly want to win his ring with hard work, not give 10/20 million for it.
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What a selfish piece of shit he is man. I didn't think I could hate this guy any more than I already did, but I do.
This type of hate is unhealthy lol.
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Um, think you can say that about anyone, why doesn't everyone take 580k a year? or 5 mil. They'd be set for generations! Guess they don't wanna win as bad huh? Naw sorry. Money is a bit more important. Believe it or not when you take max, you get a looot of money, enough so to make a 'legacy' outside of basketball. Which I know Kobe does and desires to make one outside of basketball. When it comes down to it, yea basketball is his passion and it makes him happy... but that's not it to his life. He wants to chase MJ's ring total, sure. At the same time he wants to be the best he can be outside of basketball as well. Part of being rich is not to throw around money and say 'just 10 m? U can haz'. He's not just a player, he is a family man, business man, etc. People need to get this thought that basketball is the most important thing in life out of their heads. All Kobe did is take money he's worth, and people are saying he should take less then he's worth. And since he didn't take less then he's worth, he's the biggest dick in sports history blah blah bullshit. Nd Kobe prolly want to win his ring with hard work, not give 10/20 million for it.
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I think he signed for big money just so he could be #1 on the all time career earnings.

#1: Kobe Bryant $327.5 million
#2: Kevin Garnett $327.4 million
#3: Shaquille O'Neal $292.2 million
#4: Tim Duncan $234.7 million
#5: Dirk Nowitzki $204 million
#6: Joe Johnson $198.6 million
#7: Jason Kidd $193.8 million
#8: Ray Allen $181 million
#9: Chris Webber $178 million
#10: Paul Pierce $169.5 million
Haha. 0.1 mil. Love this.
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This type of hate is unhealthy lol.
great post. so very true.
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