LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant had dinner with Rufus Reno of Sports Balls Illustrated Daily at The Gunfight At The OK Corral Steakhouse in Marina Del Rey and he provided Reno with some insightful information.
Many Laker fans as well as NBA fans all over America have asked how one individual can justifiably make $32 million in one season.
Kobe is not the least bit shy and he easily answers that he is worth every penny.
Bryant told Reno that he is the Lakers. The man who wears number 8 on the back of his jersey said that without him the Lakers are the lakers with a lowercase l.
He flashed that lopsided Kobe grin and stated that those are not just his words but the words of every Laker player, the Laker coaching staff, the Laker cheerleaders, and the Laker's number one fan Jack Nicholson.
Kobe also pointed out that not only is he the best player on the team, he is also the number one cheerleader, and the on-the-court coach.
Vino, as he self-named himself smiles and says that if the Lakers don't pay him the $32 million he knows of at least 9 NBA teams that will.
So as they say in the world of sports, Kobe has them by the balls.