I'm not gonna fault Kobe for taking the money if that's what they offered him. Not many, if any, players would turn that down.
However, I personally don't think it's a smart deal. Sure he's a Laker legend and one of the biggest draws in the league. But the guy is 35-36 coming off a major injury and you're giving him the highest paying contract in the league (At least annually). I have doubts of whether he'll still play at a high level after his return. But hey, maybe they felt they were doing what was best for the team.
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