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Why Kobe ‘ s $48.5 Mil Deal is Good and Ugly

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The Good:

Kobe is the face of the Lakers.  Without Kobe the Lakers will need a new Face. $48.5mil for 2 years is a deal that Kobe and the Lakers can work with. The Lakers still have cap space to keep players and bring in new players. Steve Nash will gone next year so that will free up more cap space. $48.5 Mil for two years for one of the greatest players in history sounds good to me.

The Good By Andre White

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The Bad:

Some may wonder if Kobe Bryant’s two year extension worth $48.5 million is a good or bad move. This is a terrible move for the Lakers. Under this deal, this continues to have Kobe as the highest paid player in the NBA. At the age of 35 coming off a ruptured Achilles, he is anything but the best player in the NBA. This contract seems to be a deal based off his career achievements not what he is worth now in 2013. This deal will just delay the Lakers from rebuilding.

The BAD by: Joey Marotta

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6 thoughts on “Why Kobe ‘ s $48.5 Mil Deal is Good and Ugly

  1. I don't believe it's a bad move by the Lakers at all. Kobe is still the "King of L.A." . His name, which is his brand will sell itself. Jersey, ticket sales, etc.,etc…The Lakers won't spend that much knowing that they won't at least quadruple their money as an organization. They have made more from Kobe than Kobe will probably ever make from himself. There is no rookie right now coming into the league that can replace a Kobe. I think the Lakers bought themselves time and bought him time. I think he may be finished as a player but not even close as a brand. Jordan played for a dollar for 6 seasons so the Bulls could assemble that dynasty but they allowed that even though he didnt have a ring. Kobe has given more than his worth to the Lakers. Im not a fan of Kobe but respect due and I think it's safe to say that he's owed that.

  2. Kobe is being greedy! He just hurt the Lakers as a team and organization! I can't see anyone of superstar caliber coming to play with him! The Lakers won't have enough $ to make any major moves! Tim Duncan took a pay cut to ensure the Spurs strength! LeBron, D-Wade, and Bosh took pay cuts in order to win championships! Kobe is just cashing out knowing there isn't another ring in his future!

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