Virtus Bologna

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Kobe Counters Italian League Offer

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 per game to play for Virtus Bologna, of the Italian League.


2010 NBA All-Star Practice

Kobe Bryant To Return To Italy For $600k Per Game?

Turkish teams rushed into the fold. Then China started dabbling. Russia, Greece, the usual players have come to the table. Now Italy has its professional basketball teams charging the field to claim the crown jewel of lockout-available NBA players.