Report: Kobe Supports 50-50 Split of BRI

by November 05, 2011
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There is a slim chance that a deal can be reached at Saturday’s session, and this may be the Players Union’s last chance to land the 50-50 BRI deal. The Lakers’ superstar allegedly would take the even split: “Two sources with knowledge of his thinking, meanwhile, told SI.com that Bryant has indeed made it known that he’s open to considering the down-the-middle split. Bryant, it is believed, has indicated to union leaders on numerous occasions that — so long as the system issues were adequately resolved — the season was not worth sacrificing if the negotiations came down to a couple percentage points on BRI (which, to be clear, are hardly chump change considering they’re worth approximately $40 million annually per percentage point).”