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Kobe Bryant Gets $24 Million Dollars Today

11/1/2013 10:08 AM PDT

Kobe Bryant -- Gets $24 Million Dollars Today

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Kobe Bryant's having a pretty good Friday -- 'cause he just got a check for $24.4 MILLION dollars, courtesy of the Los Angeles Lakers. 

The Mamba had pre-negotiated his deal with the team to get roughly 80% of his $30.5 million salary for this season up front in one giant balloon payment -- and today is payday. 

Total payment -- $24,363,044. 

As for the remaining $6 mil, that'll be paid out by the end of the season (unclear if it'll be broken up into weekly payments). 

FYI -- most NBA players don't arrange their contracts to pay out this way. But he's Kobe ... and whatever Kobe wants, Kobe gets. Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!


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