Report: Kobe could pay more than $13M in taxes
NOV 02, 2013 12:27p ET
The injured Lakers star, as negotiated in his contract, was scheduled to receive a balloon payment of $24,363,044 from the team on Friday. Bryant will make $30.5M total on the year.
But Bryant's takeaway may be closer to $11 million after the federal government and the state of California get done with the All-Star guard.
According to an ESPN report, Bryant could have as much as $9.6 million withheld by the federal government -- he's in that high tax bracket -- as well as an additional additional $3.2 million taken in state taxes. California has the highest state income tax in the nation.