Kobe's new contract, worth it?

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by your_perfect_enemy, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. your_perfect_enemy
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    2 years $48.5 million. If he's fully healthy he's still a top 10 player but I think they overpaid personally. Who exactly were they bidding against? Would he really leave the lakers even if someone were willing to offer that. He's getting up there in age, who knows how he's going to come back and I'm not sure how many max players would want to play with him at this point in his career.
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    Nope. Lakers were angling to get Carmelo and Kevin Love.

    If they have Kobe's bird rights, they needed to pay big regardless. But I think they still paid extra.

    Congrats to Kobe though. Paid more than Lebron and Durant during their primes. He's still competitive:confused:
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    He's not a top 10 player if he's fully healthy. So no, it's not close to worth it. It's a lifetime achievement award.
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    Yeah, I don't know what the Lakers are thinking. They can't win anything without a strong supporting cast around old Kobe, and paying old Kobe like young Kobe prevents them from putting a strong supporting cast around him.
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    He should have taken less money like Tim Duncan did and try to help out his team. The Lakers have a ton of holes and an extra 10 mill a year would have helped. The Lakers will be lucky to make the play-offs this year.
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    This contract is little more than a Thank You to Kobe Bryant....and to sell some tickets to delusional Laker fans.
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    Yes, they overpaid, but honestly I don't see them getting any of the stars there outside of possibly Love in 2015. Durant and Westbrook aren't breaking up, and they certainly aren't signing together with the Lakers. James and Anthony aren't going anywhere. Gasol isn't coming back--certainly not at the figure he would want. An article mentioned somewhere that they need Bryant to keep the fans interested, especially if they aren't winning. Kupchack just needs to collect assets, make a massive effort at signing Love, and hope like hell that the Laker brand attracts some disgruntled star or they get lucky in the lottery if/when they get there.
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    It was a terrible move because while he may have been a top 5 offensive player last year, he's too selfish and has been indifferent to just plain horrible on defense lately.

    Jordan was getting paid a lot late in his career, but he was leading an aging beat down Bulls on one last hurrah and wasn't coming off an injury that no player has ever come back from fully much less at Kobe's age. Kobe had already lost a lot of his athleticism, the injury will be the last straw.

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