Kobe Bryant Defends His Contract Extension
Kobe Bryant?s deal will pay him in the neighborhood of $48.5 million over the next two years, and there?s no question he?s worth all of it and then some to the Lakers franchise. But given the league?s stricter salary cap guidelines that teams are forced to adhere to in the latest iteration of the collective bargaining agreement, it leaves L.A. with limited options in terms of attracting free agents to build a contender in the immediate future.
That?s what Bryant has been hearing from Lakers fans via his social media channels since inking the deal, and he took to Twitter on Wednesday to defend his extension.
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Don't just learn ur sport .. Learn the sports industry #futureathletes— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) November 27, 2013