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Kobe Bryant has just rested the hearts of Laker fans everywhere by agreeing to a two year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. After the news broke, Bryant went to twitter to deliver a little mnessage about the deal:

Bryant will indeed be a Laker for life and that has to be the best news any Laker fan could hear. That lifetime for the Lakers will be for two years, as this could also serve to be a timeline of how much longer Bryant decides to play in the NBA.

The deal is believed to be between $45 and $48 million according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard and ESPN LA’s Ramona Shelbourne.

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VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Signs Two-Year Contract Extension With The Lakers

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Kobe i love you and god bless you but after that new contract expires,please pass the torch to Kevin Durant in 2016 after the sunsets on KB24 via retirement.Kevin Durant is a unrestricted free agent in 2016 and Kobe loves that guy.Major recruitment is needed tbh.

    • Gregory Choa

      That’s one of my big takeaways from Kobe’s new deal – it clearly puts the onus on him not only to (continue to) lead this team in his quest for that elusive 6th ring over these next two seasons, but also become the team’s leading recruiter. Whether we’re chasing down Kevin Durant, Kevin Love…whoever…Kobe’s got to be front and center in this recruitment process as the time to pass the torch draws closer and closer.

      In the meantime, I’m happy about this deal because personally I am NOT ready for life after Kobe…

      • LakersHeatBeef

        Yes Kobe Bryant is the Lakers top recruiter,essentially he is now the John Calipari of the Los Angeles Lakers.Yes Kobe Bryant has the Lakers brand to sell top free agents on the rich winning history,the young fast players already instilled in the team assuming they re-sign with the Lakers.Lakers have good young players developing and they know their role on the team.Lakers need Kobe Bryant to play great for them and also to recruit top young free agents to help the Lakers presently and in the future.Kobe is worth the world to me.

        • Clintonn

          This is what I’ve been saying all along. Kobe just needs CONSISTENT & HUNGRY teammates. The ship will rock according to the weight of it’s contents or parts onboard. Those young teammates have a chance to make history within these next two years. I think they will embrace the chance to help KB24 cement his legacy wearing the Purple & Gold. Getting Melo will greatly increase those odds.

      • Paytc

        That is so true ! And there are no accidents :-) We have to be glad we did not waste money in locking down D12 as the future face of the team. Durant,Wiggins,or any up and coming young superstar would be a much better player to pass the torch to IMO.

        Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

        • Joseph Apohen

          I am glad D12 rejected the Lakers offer. Can you imagine looking at that guy always laughing and smiling and playing lackadaisically, not being serious about winning and not making free throws when the game is on the line? The Lakers are very lucky for not shelling out $120m. Houston will discover he is far from being another Hakeem.

          • Paytc

            He’s not even better than Bynum IMO. For every strength he has is balanced out by an offensive or mental weakness.That is why D12 is still searching for a ring. And he better sit back and let Harden lead him to one or he won’t be getting one any time soon if he depends on himself as a leader.

            I would not even think about comparing D12 to Hakeem the dream(one of the best ever on both sides of the ball).

            Yeah the Lakers almost blew it, but D12 thankfully chose to continue being selfish and self-centered.

    • Joseph Apohen

      My understanding from the grapevine is that KD wants to be reunited with Harden. That’s okay. Let’s trade for Kevin Love. Don’t wait until he becomes a free agent in 2016. Then bring in Westbrook in 2016. Blake and Farmar can take care of the pg until 2016. They are doing a geat job and as I predicted before the season, this team will surprise. They now have the same record at this time without Howard, Kobe, and sometimes, Nash. It is enjoyable the way the team plays. It shows great comraderie, chemistry, and we have youth, speed, athleticism. They will only get better the more they play tegether. This could be the answer to the 6th ring. Don’t laugh. It could happen. MD deserves credit after having a full practice sessions with everyone unlike last year when he came in and had the team placed on his lap. He’s done a great job with these rejects so far. It also helps having Rambis by his side.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Kobe is worth everything to the Lakers.Money Talks and Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak are willing to spend as much as needed to win championships.They paid Kobe huge money.Kobe will never hit free agency,he is a Laker for life.

  • Dingle

    Very proud Laker fan. Kobe is a born Laker, and Jim did the right thing. On the business side, they would have been foolish to let him go. After seeing and being reminded of his international exposure, his supreme presence in China, and the strength of the Kobe Brand as synonymous with ‘Laker’, letting him go to save money would have been a stupid stupid thing to do. Congrats Jim and Mitch for doing the right thing. Kobe represents purple and gold and it’s in his DNA. Kobe is the Lakers.

  • Jim213

    IMO, Good to sign Kobe but it will limit them come 2014FA. But it’s always good to double check sources with Chris Broussard though Ramona Shelbourne has merit.

    • LakersHeatBeef

      LOL I had a lot of hot sauces today,i might have some hot wing sauces later on.Oh sauces are great.

  • Zimmeredge

    eventhough it’s not a massive decrease it’s a good one. 6m decrease.
    we have now to wait what’s the fo’s position toward Gasol. in my opinion they will give him the opportunity to continue and finish his career in the purple and gold jersey for 20-25me for two more seasons. that’s another big decrease (approx 10m on the salary cap). Give or take
    Now i don’t know about Nash but if he is up for another blank season i think he’ll retire. that’s another good decrease. So we will have the opportunity to give an extension to our best young guys from the bench mob. then we will have the opportunity to get another player or two. A PG and maybe a center if Gasol says “no”. no to mention our first round draft pick.

  • Legendarylakerfan

    Terrible. Way too much money for a 35 year old player with a torn Achilles. Show’s that he’s not only selfsh in the court but off as well. Been a Laker fan my whole life and I’ve never been so sad. Shows that he’s not putting the team first. No more rings for a long long time.

    • MambaVino

      business wise he brings in money. thats probably one of the major reasons for his extension.

    • Joseph Apohen

      I don’t think he demanded $45m. I think it was offered to him. It was all calculated. He brings so much money to the organization, merchandise, packed Staples Center, brings big time stars, etc.

  • cj

    kobe 23.5-25.0
    bosh 17.0-18.5-19.5-21.0
    deng 10.0-11-12.5-14
    pau 6.5 -10- 13
    trade away the first rounder.

    cap holds fill out rest of space

    total 62.9 mill gives

    Blake vets min 3 years
    farmar vets min 1 year resign next off season for more
    young resign vets min 1 year more next season
    henry resign vets min 1 year more net season
    wes resign vets min 1 year more net season
    hill mid lvl exception 5.6 mill i believe 3/4 years

    fillers like scare, kelly and more.

    blake-kobe-deng-bosh-pau

    farmar-henry-young-wes-hill

    filler-filller-harris-kelly-scare

    • dice

      Bosh? Really?… Hill will be fine in that position… we need Hill alongside Pau to gobble those rebounds and defend inside and does not need the ball in his hands to be effective… not someone like Bosh who hovers in the perimeter…. Deng is gravy… Hill-Deng-Wes-Kobe-Blake.

      • cj

        pau will be back

  • rik

    Next Years lakers squad:
    PG: Bledsoe
    SG: Kobe
    SF: Ariza
    PF: K Love
    C: G Monroe

    PG: Farmar
    SG: Young
    SF: Henry
    PF: Wes
    C: Hill

    Fillers: Kelly, Sacre, Harris

  • Lakers4Life

    Now it’s time to get LeBron and Melo next year! Can’t wait for the scary Big 3!! :D

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