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Kobe Bryant to get $24,363,044 from Lakers on Friday
Kobe Bryant to get $24,363,044 from Lakers on Friday

Most players in the NBA receive their salary throughout the year -- but then Kobe Bryant is not a typical NBA player. Negotiated as part of his specific contract, Bryant receives a balloon payment on Nov. 1.  On Friday, the All-Star guard will receive $24,363,044 from the Lakers. Bryant's salary for the entire season is $30,453,805 -- the remaining $6.1 million will be paid out over the course of the year. While there's a limit to how much a player can receive in advance, Bryant is right at that 80% maximum. Meanwhile, there's still no firm timeline on recovery from his Achilles tendon tear. Bryant was injured in an April 12 win over the Golden State Warriors,...

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