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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Unleashes Twitter Rant About Extension

Kobe-Bryant-3Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant made his first public comments to the media this afternoon after signing his two-year contract extension, but took to social media to get some thoughts off his chest.

Bryant and the Lakers agreed to a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension, which has been criticized by analysts and Laker fans. The criticisms and misinformation bothered the 35-year-old guard so much that he took to Instagram yesterday and responded to one of his fans that expressed concerns about the Lakers not having enough salary cap flexibility in years moving forward.

Tonight, Bryant took to Twitter and tweeted out three separate tweets regarding the backlash he’s receiving:

 

It’s quite the rant from Bryant, who’s used social media as a way to drop hints about a possible comeback and respond to criticism from the media. Along with his comments, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president of player personnel Jim Buss defended their decision to extend Bryant before he played a game after his Achilles surgery, saying they didn’t feel there was a reason to drag the process out further.

It seems like Bryant can add another bit of criticism to fuel his comeback as he’s already taken jabs at ESPN for ranking him 25th among NBA players heading into the season.

A pissed off Bryant doesn’t bode well for the rest of the NBA as there still isn’t a return date for the five-time champion.

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ICYMI: Here’s what Kobe Bryant, Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss had to say about his extension.


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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Hell yeah Kobe Bryant deserves every last penny that he got.Wouldn’t it be justice if every Lakers fan chipped in $1 dollar for everytime Kobe made them happy or excited?Yeah Kobe has given me my best memories in sports and everyday life.

    I wish Kobe would just get his sixth ring in the process.But if not at least he will surpass Michael Jordan in scoring.

    Kobe is a true competitor i know he will never half ass out there,he gives it his all each and every night.I am very happy he is coming back soon and he will be with us for a few more seasons due to his extension.Just a pleasure to have watched Kobe play all these seasons.

    Go Kobe!

    Go Lakers!

    • Jim213

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      i n s i d e s o c a l .com will likely be posting there more now. Just heads up.

    • Gregory Choa

      Amen, brutha! It’s a privilege, as a Lakers fan, to be able to watch Kobe lace ‘em up night in and night out…whether he’s competing for championships or not – we’re seeing a fully fledged Lakers HOF career playing itself out right before our very eyes. Don’t take this time for granted, Lakers fans…heck, NBA fans…because I doubt you will ever see another 20yr-HOF-single-team-Superstar in the NBA ever again.

  • e3bonz

    Not only do the Lakers need Kobe, but the NBA needs Kobe. He’s the number one attraction in the league worldwide. I think the money he got was a small price to pay in terms of what he provides. All the other teams owners should chip in…

  • ra

    Yes, billionaire owners in the NBA did not want the same situation as in baseball. So the plantation owners made sure that their workers would be unable to make enough of a portion of proceeds from games, as to cut into their profits.

    Believe me, they could have made the cap 100M, and still they make hand over fist more money than many of us can imagine.

    Look at AEG, that owns (owned) the Staples Center, and took out an insurance policy on Michael Jackson. And … they got away with murder.

    Same principle.

    (or, in one of Chris Rock’s comedy stand ups, he differentiates between Rich and Wealthy. “Shaq is ‘rich’. The guy who pays Shaq is ‘wealthy’. Here Shaq, go get some wheels. Bling Bling”

  • TheTruthKills

    This move was good for the Lakers, Kobe, Kobe First Lakers fans, and ticket sales. This move was terrible in terms of competing for a championship.

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