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.