The Los Angeles Lakers’ star player Kobe Bryant has a net-worth of over $100 million dollars … which means that he is FILTHY rich and has lots of money to share. And that’s exactly what he’s doing. Sharing.

Because of the ongoing (and very stupid) NBA lockout, lots of players — mainly the “non-celebrity” ones — are facing serious financial hardship.

But the good news is that some of the superstar players like Kobe Bryant have big hearts, and are said to be loaning money to their fellow players who are struggling financially due to the lockout.

Read this excerpt from a recent L.A. Times interview with Billy Hunter, head of the National Basketball Players Association:

What role will NBA superstars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James play as this moves forward?

“They’ve been deeply involved in the meetings we’ve had. I know Kobe is intimately involved in interfacing with colleagues and sharing in a pool of revenue to help the others get through this. Kobe has volunteered to do that in the event others need, he and others are prepared to loan money if necessary.”

Sharing is caring, right?

All jokes aside … that’s a pretty nice gesture from Kobe! And to think. Some people actually call this guy … “selfish.”

[Yahoo Sports via L.A. Times]