Kobe Bryant gets $24 million payday

November 1, 2013

Kobe Bryant has 24 million reasons to smile. (Damian Dovarganes / Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant will get paid today. Oh, my, will Kobe Bryant get paid today.

The Los Angeles Lakers star will receive a $24,363,044 paycheck from the team in a balloon payment that his contract specifies is due Nov. 1, the Los Angeles Times reports. The remaining $6.1 million, certainly nothing to sneeze at, will be paid over the season.

Balloon payments are limited to 80 percent of the contract and that’s where Bryant is with a $30.5 million contract.

Now, if they can just get him into a game. He’s still recovering from surgery from a torn Achilles’.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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