Found an old article: http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul...-2014-20130724
"There's the dynasty-creating way Bryant could turn the Lakers around overnight.
All it takes is a 95% pay cut.
He could accept the veteran's minimum of $1.45 million for 2014-15, allowing the Lakers to sign two big-name guys next summer and set themselves up for another coup in the summer of 2015 with spending power to add another big-ticket player, when LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol, Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo could be free agents.
If the Lakers pay Bryant $1.45 million in 2014-15, they would still have his "Bird rights," enabling them to pay him up to $19.5 million for the 2015-16 season, when he will be 37 years old. He would basically average $10.5 million over those two seasons.
Not to be forgotten, Pau Gasol could do the same exact thing in a year, if he's so inclined."
Imagine: Kevin Love @ $20M, Kyrie Irving @ $15M, and Luol Deng @ $15
He would be remembered GREATLY should he choose the latter. Im pretty sure he could convince Pau to do the same.
What would you do if you were Kobe Bryant?