first off they’d save $80 million.
secondly you can buy a lot of younger players for that sort of money who’s achilles have not been operated on.
thirdly, kobe can still sign with the Lakers if they amnesty him, they just can’t pay him more than $30 million
fourthly, kobe might not be worth more than $30 million next season
fifthly, the Lakers just raised the banner of a Laker who they parted ways with, theres no shame there
sixthly, if they did it now, it would barely make the news.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 24, 2013