He would have been better off just carrying the pads.
Bryant signed a 5 year 11.8 million contract with an 8.5 million guranteed, so while he isn’t hurting for cash , but almost$55,000 still makes a dent unless you have Jay Z money.
Far be it for me to tell someone how to spend their money, but I am sure that $55,000 could have been better used than on other millionaires who don’t really need anyone getting the check for them.
I don’t think Bryant had intentions of spending that much, but Roy Williams made sure that he didn’t have much of a choice.
Here are the details:
Monday night at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Bryant took the offensive players out, then Williams invited the defensive players and when the night was over the bill came: $54,896.
“They got the young fella,” said Bryant’s adviser David Wells. “What could he say? He had to pay it unless he wanted to wash dishes for a month.”
Players ordered basically everything on the menu and even took home bottles of wine.
After checking out the winebook, which is 90 pages, we wonder if anyone purchased the Chateau Latour for $9,000.
Then we figured a few players got that Plumpjack Reserve for $600.
No one knows if Bryant just shrugged it off or if he was annoyed that he probably spent 5x times what he intended to pay.
One person we know was happy was whoever was their waiter or waitress.
Hat Tip to Sportsmediaword