Maybe $24 million up front wasn't the best idea. Injured Lakers star Kobe Bryant, as negotiated as part of his contract, received a balloon payment of $24,363,044 from the team on Friday. Bryant will make $30.5M total on the year. But Bryant's takeaway may be closer to $11 million after Uncle Sam and the state of California get done with the All-Star guard.
Report: Kobe could pay more than $13M in taxes
Fox Sports West | Nov 2