Originally Posted by usa hoops
a 6th ring? Or his paycheck?
I wish he would've given the Lakers some flexibility, and signed a contract at a discount. 18 million would still be a lot of money, but it would leave some flexibility.
At least Miami's big 3 decided that it was Ok to sacrifice a little dough. After all, 15 million (excluding endorsements) is still a lot of money.
Only Wade took a slight discount, he took 2 million less per year than what was available. Lebron and Bosh signed for the max deal the Heat could give them. People say they took less because the Cavs and Raptors could have offered them more than the Heat but they took every penny the Heat could offer
Kobe doesn't need to discount, he's made more money for the Lakers than the Lakers have paid him. It's not Kobe's job to help the team build a roster, his job is to put the ball in the hole and he's very good at it.