Kobe Counters Italian League Offer
(CBS) — Looks like Kobe Bryant is willing to play overseas during the NBA lockout after all, but for a hefty price. Bryant reportedly turned down an offer for $6.7 or nearly $740,000 to $900,000 per game to play for Virtus Bologna, of the Italian League.
Bryant’s asking price? $15 million and an opt-out clause to return to the Lakers if the lockout is ever resolved.
Bryant was born in Italy and speaks fluent Italian.
Kobe will make $25.2 with the Lakers next season.