Originally Posted by edmorel
Yeah but that's kinda the point. The prenup becomes meaningless once you achieve all this fame and money. Imagine the headlines (and sponsors) if Kobe gets divorced and she and his kids only get a few million and only one house? The expectation is that once the kids are accustomed to a certain lifestyle, you have to keep funding it even if you get divorced and she is busy getting plowed by Shaquille in the $10 million house you had to buy/give her. The guy will always be made to look like an ass if he is rich and doesn't put up huge for the ex-wife/kids.
Well that's his choice isn't it. He can take the temporary hit to his image and keep more of the money he has already made, or he can take a hit to his finances and try to make it up with more endorsements over the long term.
Kobe have never been a great marketing tool. He does okay, but he gets dwarfed by LeBron, so at this stage in his life he should just keep the money and stick to his prenup. Nobody is going to care in a couple of years anyways. Look at Tiger, it's only been 2.5 years since his meltdown and nobody even seems to remember that he was way bigger scumbag (at least in terms of what we know to be true) than Kobe has ever been.