In case you missed the big news today, Kobe Bryant signed a two-year extension with the L.A. Lakers worth a whopping $48.5 million. That's right, the 35-year old Kobe Bryant who tore his Achilles less than a year ago, and is yet to play a game since doing it, just signed a contract that will make him the highest paid player in the NBA for two more years.
When it rains, it pours. And there's a big 'ol flood in the Mamba household right now.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting patiently for Kobe to respond to his ESPN Forecast #NBARank of 25 for the coming season. I don’t necessarily agree that he’ll be the 25th best player in our beloved association this year, but I just want to see him tweet something along the lines of, “Message Received. Mamba out. #challengeaccepted.”
2012-13 W-L: 45-37
New Faces: Nick Young, Chris Kaman, Jordan Farmer, Xavier Henry, Wesley Johnson, Shawne Williams
New Places: Dwight Howard (Houston), Metta World Peace (New York), Antawn