Kobe Bryant Gets A $24 Million Check Today Because Of A Quirk In His Contract

Source: Tony Manfred / Business Insider

It’s pay day for Kobe Bryant.

The Los Angeles Lakers star will receive 80% of his $30.5 million salary today in one lump sum payment today, Eric Pincus of the LA Times reports.

That means he’ll get a check for $24,363,044.

NBA players typically get paid bi-weekly during the season, but they have the right to negotiate a different payment schedule on an individual basis. Before the 2011 lockout, for instance, some players structured their deals so they’d still get paid even though they weren’t playing.

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