Kobe Bryant Calls Jurgen Klinsmann’s Comments On His Contract ‘Comical’

In a classic response from Kobe Bryant, the future Hall of Famer disagreed with Jurgen Klinsmann’s comments about his recent lucrative contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe spoke with ESPN during his visit to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.

The U.S. National Team is coming off an impressive win over Ghana in the World Cup improving their chances of advancing out of the Group stage. Kobe has taken in the sights in Brazil while making an appearance at a few World Cup games thus far, but he wasn’t in attendance for Team USA’s victory on Monday.

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Although Kobe has let it be known that he’s rooting for USA in the tournament, along with Brazil, Italy and Spain, the five-time NBA champion wasn’t a big fan of U.S. Coach Klinsmann taking a shot at the contract extension the Lakers star signed back in November of 2013.

Klinsmann recently received a lot of criticism for not adding star forward Landon Donovan to Team USA’s roster. The German coach used Kobe’s $48.5 million contract extension as an example of why he didn’t add Donovan to the roster. Klinsmann claimed that the Lakers rewarded Kobe for what he has done rather than what he will do. He didn’t want to do the same with Donovan claiming there were other players more deserving of a roster spot this time around.
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