The Los Angeles Lakers granted Kobe Bryant a 2-year, $48 million extension before he tore his Achilles. Many questioned the move from a business standpoint.
Obviously, Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players to ever play the game, but he’s on the downside of his career and the Lakers handicapped themselves from signing other max guys.
Trading Kobe could be an option to free up cap space, but would anyone be willing to take on his hefty contract?
Seven months after he ruptured his left Achilles tendon—and three weeks before he fractured his left kneecap—Bryant signed a $48.5 million, two-year deal. The contract, widely derided as the worst in the game, makes Bryant nearly impossible to move, even were the Lakers to try. Asked about Kobe’s value on the market, one GM answers definitively: ‘Zero. Look at that number. Who takes him?’
I wonder who this general manager is.