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Kobe Bryant

Gets $24 Million Dollars Today

11/1/2013 10:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1101-kobe-bryant-lakers-gettyKobe 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.

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