Kobe Bryant's per minute played earnings are just crazy

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We all know Kobe Bryant has had an injury hit year for the LA Lakers this year.

We also know that, back in November 2013, the NBA legend signed a new two-year contract extension with the franchise worth $48.5 million.

But when you put those two facts together the numbers are quite staggering.

Having featured in only six games this campaign, amassing just 177 minutes on the court, The LA Times today did some number-crunching to reveal just how much Kobe will bring in 'per minute played' in 2013-14.

And it's fair to say he is doing ok...

Bringing in a ridiculous $172,055 for every sixty seconds spent on the court.

Fellow injury-plagued veteran, Steve Nash, meanwhile, is slightly more affordable - but his $33,098 per minute played earnings are still likely to upset a few of the Lakers faithful.

For what it is worth Kobe did average 13.8 points, and 6.3 assists, when he did play.

And the most cost-effective player on the Lakers roster?

Kendall Marshall. 

The D-league recruit is making just $399 a minute in comparison, after averaging 29.5 minutes in his 49 appearances this season - still coming in slightly above minimum wage then.

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