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horse900703
04-02-2010, 03:27 PM
EL SEGUNDO The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Kobe Bryant to a three-year contract extension, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

"We are extremely pleased that we were able to reach an agreement and come to terms on the extension at this time," said Kupchak. "Kobe has been a cornerstone of the Lakers for well over a decade, helping to lead us to four NBA Championships and in the process developing into one of the greatest players in basketball history."

"Two of our main goals heading into this season were to sign Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol to contract extensions," continued Kupchak. "With the signing of Pau earlier this season and the signing of Kobe today, we were able to accomplish those goals, helping to keep the core of this team intact for the foreseeable future and in turn help to ensure the franchise's continued success over the years to come."

Bryant, a four-time NBA Champion, has earned numerous accolades over the span of his 13-year career most recently being named the 2009 NBA Finals MVP. In 2008, the 12-time NBA All-Star earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. In that same year Bryant helped lead the United States to a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Bryant has earned All-NBA honors in each of the last 11 seasons and has been named to the NBA's All-Defensive Team nine times.

In Bryant's 13 seasons with the Lakers they have appeared in postseason play in all but one season (2004-05), and have reached the NBA Finals six times, winning championships in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2009. The 6'6" guard scored a career-high 81 points (55 in the 2nd half) on January 22, 2006, the second highest game and half totals in NBA history.

Originally acquired by the Lakers from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Vlade Divac on July 11, 1996 after being selected by the Hornets with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, Bryant is the youngest player in NBA history to score 25,000 points. Earlier this season Bryant moved past Jerry West to become the Lakers all-time leading scorer and currently ranks 12th on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

In 70 games this season, Bryant is averaging 27.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 38.8 minutes.
http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/100402_kobe_extension.html

Dirkadirkastan
04-02-2010, 03:51 PM
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tcat075
04-02-2010, 08:32 PM
You mean that rapist?

http://www.scusa.com/family/photos/celebrity_mugshots/images/234/382x375.aspx

Lor20
04-03-2010, 12:16 PM
hes gonna make 32 million in the last year.... gasol+ kobe will make 50 million... guess they dont need any team members :P

Kobe_Bean_Bryant
04-03-2010, 06:28 PM
I deserve it

Spurred1
04-04-2010, 11:31 PM
That was a dumb move by the Lakers. He's not worth a max at this point in his career.

spreedom
04-05-2010, 10:43 AM
I love that everyone here hates that contract, while Dirk will likely be getting a similar extension this coming offseason at almost the exact same age. Will we all dump on Cubes and the FO for that?

Kobe is worth every penny of this as he keeps them a contender through the life of the extension and is still undoubtably a top 5 player at this moment.

mcsluggo
04-05-2010, 12:54 PM
if Kobe Bryant isn't worth a max-contract (for his on-court performances)... then, who, may I ask, IS worthy of a max deal?

Lor20
04-05-2010, 01:02 PM
i sure hope dirk doesnt get that max extension because it would weaken the team. at his age a stagnant (3 year and then declining) contract should be good enough ( I dont think dirk is really in this for the money).

Underdog
04-05-2010, 01:50 PM
if Kobe Bryant isn't worth a max-contract (for his on-court performances)... then, who, may I ask, IS worthy of a max deal?

This.

MavsWiLLHaVeRinGs
12-17-2010, 11:11 PM
A lot of people compare Kobe with Jordan, but I don't think Kobe plays as good as Jordan.. How could he also honor Kobe Shoes (http://www.kobezoom.net) in Nike.. Terrible is that, Kobe will wear his Kobe Zoom6 for Christmas match..

wut

mavs777
12-18-2010, 12:08 AM
i sure hope dirk doesnt get that max extension because it would weaken the team. at his age a stagnant (3 year and then declining) contract should be good enough ( I dont think dirk is really in this for the money).

lol

mavs777
12-18-2010, 12:08 AM
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