View Full Version : Kobe: I could play in Italy

Sports Illustrator
08-08-2008, 01:40 PM
If Italy comes knocking with big money next summer, the NBA could lose its biggest star in Kobe Bryant. In lieu of a report that Cleveland star LeBron James would strongly consider playing in Europe for $50 million for one season when he becomes a free agent in two years, when asked by The Boston Globe about the report Bryant said he would take a similar deal by a pro team in Italy if offered when he becomes a free agent next summer. The Associated Press originally reported that Bryant could have interest in playing professionally in Europe. "I'd go. I'd probably go," said Bryant, during a USA Basketball press conference on Friday morning. "Like Milan or something like that, where I grew up or something like that? Peace out." Bryant continued: "Do you know any reasonable person that would turn down 50 (million dollars)?"

From Boston Globe (http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/extras/celtics_blog/)

08-08-2008, 01:59 PM
I guess its a good thing 50 million dollars is only 33.3 million Euros

08-09-2008, 12:55 AM
Awesome! I hope he goes.

08-09-2008, 02:37 AM
hes not going anywhere.
simply speculation, and an unrealistic scenario.