Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash per-minute-played earnings are off the charts

Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash didn't play in a single game together during the 2013-14 season.
(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
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The Lakers (25-50) haven’t managed to have former NBA most valuable players Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash on the floor together all season.

Nash has managed to play in 13 games for a total of 281 minutes. He may play again before the season ends, on a permanent “day-to-day” status.

Bryant is officially done for the year, making just six appearances for 177 minutes.

Together, the two veterans will earn $39.8 million for the season.

As the highest paid player in the league, Bryant ($30.5 million) earned $172,055 per minute played.


Nash ($9.3 million) was a more economical but still outrageous $33,098 per minute.

Kendall Marshall ($547,570) is on the opposite spectrum, earning $399 a minute. Rookie Ryan Kelly ($490,180) may have a smaller contract than Marshall, but fewer minutes made his per-minute income slightly higher at $444.

Nick Young ($1.1 million) comes in at just $683 a minute while Pau Gasol ($19.3 million) is at $10,237, to date. Young’s 17.3 points per game is a hair below Gasol’s team-leading 17.4.


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