There’s a fresh report on Kobe Bryant and his NBA salary, and let’s just say he earned every bit of it.
The Black Mamba won five championships and two Finals MVPs with the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Spotrac, Kobe earned $323,312,307 during that time.
Kobe had his debut with the Lakers in 1996. He earned $1,015,000 and finished the season with 7.6 points per game.
In his second year with the team, the Black Mamba earned $1,167,240 and was averaging 15.4 points per game. He was able to complete his rookie contract with the Lakers and made $1,319,000 in Year 3.
Before the start of his fourth year as a Laker, Kobe signed a six-year, $70 million rookie-scale extension with the franchise. During that year, Kobe was able to make $9 million. He averaged 22.5 points per game and the Lakers won the title. Kobe earned $10,130,000 in 2000-01. He earned $11,250,000 in 2001-02. Let’s not forget that the Lakers won three straight championships thanks to Kobe.
In 2002-03, Kobe earned $11,250,000. The Lakers legend got $13,500,000 in 2003-04 before inking a seven-year contract worth $136.4 million contract in 2004. He earned $14,175,000 in the 2004-05 season, $15,946,875 in 2005-06, $17,718,750 in 2006-07 and $19,490,625 in 2007-08.
Kobe Bryant received a higher NBA salary
Kobe got his all-time great salary in 2008-09. He made $21,262,500 and won his fourth title. This championship gave Kobe a nice deal. In April, 2010, he signed three-year, $84 million veteran extension with the team. A few months later, the Black Mamba won his second straight championship and made $23,034,375.
In the 2010-11 season, Kobe earned $24,806,250. He made $20,318,738 in the 2011-12 lockout year and $27,849,149 in 2012-13. He inked a two-year, $48 million extension in November, 2013.
The five-time NBA champion earned $30,453,805 in 2013-14, $23,500,000 in 2014-15 and $25 million in 2015-16. This was his final season in the NBA. The legend scored 60 points in his final NBA game. His Lakers team confronted the Utah Jazz.
Kobe finished his Lakers career with 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He had five rings and two Finals MVPs. He was also named 2007-08 NBA MVP.