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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 8:30 am  |  21 responses

Lakers Reportedly Not Talking Extension With Kobe Bryant Yet


Kobe Bryant is working his way back from last season’s Achilles’ tear, so it’s impossible to know how his 2013-14 campaign might go. Guessing where he’ll be after the upcoming season isn’t any easier. Per the LA Times: “Forget all that stuff about Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles’ tendon injury this season. It’ll happen at some point. The real question involves next season. He might not return at all to the Lakers. Bryant is entering the last nine months of his contract, a season worth $30.45 million before he can become a free agent in July. He has known only one team in his 17-year career and often says he’ll be a Laker for life, but will that be the case? The Lakers haven’t opened contract negotiations with Bryant, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, taking a wait-and-see approach as he recovers from his injury.”

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  • JibbsIsBallin

    Bunch of BS hype. Kobe ain’t going anywhere man. Lakers aren’t stupid and Kobe definitely isn’t either. Either he will get an extension as a Laker or retire as a Laker.

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com/ Off The Backboard

    Good approach by the Lakers, obviously. Its in their best interest to play this out and make their decision with his contract towards the end of the season (unless Kobe opts out himself). They have an enormous level of cap space, and need to phase away from the KB era.

    It’ll be interesting to see how this wraps up….

  • spit hot fiyah

    definitely interesting, specially with the clippers having locked up 2 franchise players and one of the league’s top coaches.

  • Mike Gilbert

    LeBron + Melo to Lakers verified

  • shockexchange

    When surrounded by “exceptionally more talent than the rest of the L” Horry Jr is more than worth $30MM/year. Otherwise, not so much.

  • bike

    It would be really weird to see Kobe Motherfuc*in Bryant in anything but a Laker uniform.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Well duh. He’s not getting an extension. He’s getting a new contract that doesn’t pay him 55% of the salary cap.

  • RKJ92

    LOL!

  • RKJ92

    Mike shut up.. it’s not happening.

  • shockexchange

    Horry Jr is like the chick who gets lot of attention from guys when she’s hanging out with Jayne Kennedy, Lola Falana and Pam Grier. But when she’s by herself, not so much.

  • RKJ92

    Ratchet ass hoe’s man… they have to be surrounded by exceptionally hotter woman then the rest of the girls, you know? LOL

  • LP @ThisisEther

    But why ruin this analogy by using these OLD fossils?

  • shockexchange

    Ether, the Shock Exchange is gon’ give you a chance to edit your comment. He knows you didn’t mean it the way it came out.

  • BugEyes

    This has Peyton manning written all over it

  • straight cake
  • straight cake

    How you feeling bout that 2016 All Star Hosting?!

  • RKJ92

    Bro I feel so live right now!! I can’t wait if it happens, I’m buying tickets 100% no matter what the price is for Toronto to host an event like this its a big deal. Lots of high profile celebs will come through and it should be a big night for the clubs around town so I’ll be looking to drop some money that day and will keep SLAM FAM posted on what happens, and the overall experience (including pictures if I happen to run into celebs, or players).

  • Sancheezie

    Send him to Chicago!!!

  • Sancheezie

    Lol those youngn’s don’t know any better

  • shockexchange

    Hard to socialize people who don’t want to be socialized.

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