The Laker Link wrote:Makes sense. Kobe won't drop down to 1 million a year. I doubt he'd ask for huge money, I bet he signs for 8 million instead.
You realy believe that?
denimPortugal wrote:What he wants? Money or the 6th? C'mon...30M is way too much! LAL can't pay that, so he can wait to know if somenone pays the 30M!
DJ-RaZ-Q#24 wrote:denimPortugal wrote:What he wants? Money or the 6th? C'mon...30M is way too much! LAL can't pay that, so he can wait to know if somenone pays the 30M!
Why does everybody keep coming up with those 30M? He can't get those anyway - isn't the maximum around 20? And if you watch the interview u understand his view ... it's just negotiation. they gonna meet at around 15M and that's a reasonable price (if he's back to his normal self this season).
Amoray wrote:I told you guys many times before that the FO made huge mistake not to amnety Kobe today. If Kobe can take his parents to court for under one million, it is easy to ready about the man inside him. Kobe is a liability to the franchise going forward and they have to cat him next year. No superstar will come to Lakers to join this greedy man by nature but good player.
Earlier Wednesday, Bryant was quoted by Lakers Nation, a fan website, that he wouldn't be willing to take a pay cut to stay with the Lakers. Bryant later told ESPN that he was speaking in jest.
khmrP wrote:nobody would tell their boss "I'll take less money in the future" simple as that.
24/23goats wrote:khmrP wrote:nobody would tell their boss "I'll take less money in the future" simple as that.
Thats gotta be the dumbest thing I've read on this thread. A regular person's job has no correlation to a professional athlete's job except that they both get paid with money.
Kobe needs to take a page out of TD, and David Robinson's book about taking less and passing the torch to keep your team relevant. That being said I agree with Kobe not passing the torch to Dwight because he doesn't have the skill set to merit being the top dawg.
Kobe knows he's not gonna win if he takes all the cap again so I think he just likes to mess with everyone.
Rooscooter wrote:Negotiation ploy?.... phooey ..... since when does Kobe "negotiate". This guy's pride is his biggest ally on the court and his biggest problem at times. He may come off 30 Million but my guess not by much. I've never thought he re-signs for 10 million and I've been told I'm nuts for that position..... I'll just bookmark this thread for future reference....