Kobe Bryant cares a whole lot about winning. Taking a pay cut not so much. Bryant is not going to take a salary reduction. His contract expires after the 2013-14 season, it appears he cares about money quite more.According to Serena Winters of Lakers Nation, Bryant said of a potential pay cut:
"I'm not taking any at all—that's the negotiation that you have to have. For me to sit here and say, 'Oh yeah, I'm just going to take a huge pay cut.' Nah, I'm going to try to get as much as I possibly can."
Some people might think of this as a selfish move on Kobe's part. This is partially why some people hate Kobe. They say is selfish and he is a dirty player. Bryant last year made $27,849,149 million.