Kobe Bryant and Joe Johnson: almost $50 million for one win between them.

Noah K. Murray,Kathy Kmonicek FR170189 AP

Much has been made of the struggles of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers this season. But they're not alone in hoops hell -- €” and there maybe someone even worse off than them.

Friday night's Lakers-Nets matchup not only featured two winless teams, but also the NBA's two highest-paid players this season guarding each other. Bryant is making $25 million and Joe Johnson is just behind him at $24.9 million.

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Bryant entered the game shooting a career-low 32.3 percent and the Lakers at 0-4. Johnson, meanwhile, entered the game shooting a career-low 28.3 percent and the Nets at 0-5.

Johnson looked like his old self, scoring 22 points on 8-for-16 shooting, while Bryant struggled with 5-for-16 shooting for 18 points. But Bryant and the Lakers pulled out a 105-98 victory for their first win of the season.

That's why they pay him that extra 100 grand.