Late Tuesday evening, reports leaked suggesting that Kobe Bryant would miss the remainder of the Los Angeles Lakers season.
Those reports were confirmed on Wednesday morning.
Bryant will have played in six games during the 2013-14 season, this after suffering an Achilles injury at the end of the 2012-13 season and suffering a leg fracture soon after returning from the Achilles injury.
Given that Bryant will have missed 76 regular season games, according to Rotowire, his injury has become the most expensive in NBA history, costing the Los Angeles Lakers $28 million dollars.
Kobe Bryant’s 76 games missed to injury this season will cost the Lakers $28 million in salary, the most expensive injury in NBA history.
Of course, that’s not technically how teams look at missed games/injuries when it releates to money, but regardless it’s still quite a bit of cash the Lakers shelled out to an injured player.
Then again – Kobe has made the Lakers a few dollars in his days, so I think it’s a trade off that – even $28 million dollars in – Los Angeles can afford.
Not to mention, insurance will likely pay a portion of Bryant’s cost as well.