The Los Angeles Lakers and veteran superstar Kobe Bryant have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension worth roughly $48.5 million, which will keep the him in the purple and gold through the 2015-16 NBA season.
The Black Mamba, will maintain his status as the NBA’s highest-paid player at the age of 35. The 2007-08 league MVP will receive $23.5 million in the first year and $25 million in the second year of the extension.
In the first Battle for L.A. of the season, the Lakers took the court without their leader Kobe Bryant and came out to prove that they are still a team to be reckoned with, while the new-look Clippers looked to get their season off to a strong start with new head coach Doc Rivers.
Fueled by a strong performance from their bench (Lakers’ 76 bench points were the most for the club since April 1988) and more off the home crowd, the Lakers stunned the Clippers by a score of 116-103. Xavier Henry led all scorers with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting in his Lakers debut. Jordan Farmar brought energy and added 16 points, while Jodie Meeks scored nine of his 13 points in the fourth quarter.
The Lakers’ 41-point fourth quarter was downright stunning, but the identities of the players responsible for this exciting, free-flowing opener were even more jaw-dropping.
Here are the full highlights from last nights game.
The 2013-14 NBA season is officially here, and Bleacher Report is labeling it the Year of the Comeback as Rajon Rondo, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, & Derrick Rose all attempt to come back from season-ending injuries.
The NBA season is only a couple months away, and Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is recovering from an Achilles injury. During his recovery process, he has done such therapy that includes running on an anti-gravity treadmill, and now Bryant wants us to see his newest accomplishment.
The Black Mamba is jumping, just not the kind of jumping you’d expect to see from an NBA player. He’s “cautiously” jumping into a pool from a 40-foot high diving board.