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Escape From L.A.: Four Scenarios in Which Kobe Bryant Opts Out this Summer

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Right out of the gate, let’s be clear: The odds that Kobe Bryant will opt out of his contract this offseason are slim.

He’s got two years and nearly $48 million left on the max contract he signed before the 2004-2005 season. He’s got a title-caliber team around him and the city of Los Angeles at his feet.

In other words, he’s got a good thing going as is. And as we examined here, it's not like anyone has the money to pay him as a free agent this summer, anyway.

But Kobe didn’t structure his contract to include the opt-out clause for kicks. He at least wants the Lakers to think he might entertain the possibility of killing the deal early.

And while everything seems hun...

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