The Brooklyn Nets travel back home after a slim 102-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors, hosting the Los Angeles Lakers in Brooklyn tonight. If you only paid attention to the Lakers in the last 24 hours, you might be asking "why did the Lakers decide to pay $48.5 million to a man in a blazer?"
Yes, Kobe Bryant recently signed a two-year extension worth a little over $48 million, making him the highest-paid player in the NBA. He did this despite currently rehabilitating an Achilles tear that has kept him out since last season. But since Bryant hasn't played yet this season, and barring a miracle is not playing tonight against the Nets, let's focus on the team that they'll actually play. The Not-Kobes, if you will.
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