By Gregory Crawford----COO of Kiyokawa Crawford Sports Management---on twitter @crawssportsbiz @wchoops @kcsportsmgmt
When Kobe Bryant arrived on the scene for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1997, the team's value was somewhere around $250 million. Although the Lakers are not for sale at present, if they were to be sold in 2014, that sale price would exceed $2 billion for sure.
Much can be said about Kobe Bryant, but there is no disputing he has been a big part of the Laker's biggest valuation rise in NBA history.
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