Fox Sports News wrote a report on the new contract extension given to Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. The new contract gives Bryant $90 million and keeps him in L.A. until the 2013-2014 season.
Bryant wasn't hurting for money before this contract as he was expected to make $23 million this year and $24.8 million next year. After next year Bryant will be expected to make $27.4 million, $30.2 million, and $32 million the following three seasons, all before he turns 35.
Bryant isn't the only Laker to sign an extension this year as teammate Pau Gasol signed a three-year extension as well. Gasol is making $16.5 this year and $17.8 next year. The following three years after that will give hime nearly $20 million a year.
The most recognizable player currently in the NBA is playing like he was still 25, as his numbers remain MVP material. The 31-year-old is averaging 27.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game this season.
This new contract will almost make sure that Bryant is a Laker for life.