US Men's Soccer Coach Jurgen Klinsmann came out today against salaries for guys like Kobe, because he doesn't understand the fundamentals of how underpaid NBA stars are thanks to the salary cap.
Yes, the Lakers are overpaying Kobe for the end years of his life, just like the Bulls overpaid Michael Jordan during that $30m deal he got in the last year of his career, but is it worth it to them to have Kobe finish his career in a Lakers uniform? Yes. Will they make that money back? You betcha.
Klinsmann should focus on his own sport.