Kobe Bryant’s mother may not have the down payment she said was planned for a new house after Bryant’s lawyers said she could not auction off items from his high school and early NBA career. If Kobe Bryant does sign on to continue playing for the 2014-15 season, he should clear $300 million in salary alone from just his playing career, according to basketball reference.
As shown in the table above based on numbers from the basketball reference, Bryant earned $1,015,000 his first year out of high school. Once the NBA’s 3-year structured salary ended, Bryant was free to sign for $9 million in what would have been his senior year of college.
That year he won an NBA title. According to the AP, Pamela Bryant, his mother, claims that Kobe Bryant said years ago he did not want hundreds of items from his old high school days to that championship ring, and she had put them up for auction, when Kobe Bryant’s lawyers moved into block the sales.
Other items included memorabilia from Lower Merion High School. Many players buy their mother’s homes after the first big paycheck, and Pamela Bryant said she was going to use a $450,000 advance on the items from the auctioning firm as a down payment on a new house.