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Kobe close to one-game season with Bologna

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08:09 AM ET 10.12 | Kobe Bryant may sign overseas, after all. [Bryant], as reported by Il Resto del Carlino, is close to accepting the single game proposal made by Claudio Sabatini, owner of Virtus Bologna. The two parts are negotiating intensively in the last hour and a solution for the saga seems close to end. Kobe Bryant would land in Italy for four days and play one game in the 'Kobe Night'. According to Sabatini there are already sponsors and networks ready to cover the event. Sabatini offered to Bryant $2M for the single game.

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October 12, 2011  08:44 AM ET

I would love to see Kobe break his leg and end his career in Italy. I mean if a couple of million dollars is that important that he wants to tempt fate... I think fate should kick his ****.

And I wish the same on any bonafide NBA player that does the same.

October 12, 2011  09:23 AM ET
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I would love to see Kobe break his leg and end his career in Italy. I mean if a couple of million dollars is that important that he wants to tempt fate... I think fate should kick his ****.And I wish the same on any bonafide NBA player that does the same.

I don't get the reasoning behind this... How is he "tempting fate" by playing in one game (or even a 10 game season)? Why would anybody in his right mind turn down that sort of opportunity (especially considering there's nothing disingenuous about it)?

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October 12, 2011  09:32 AM ET

Just Stay Home, Bro.

October 12, 2011  10:07 AM ET

What a lame......

October 12, 2011  10:26 AM ET
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I would call this a publicity stuntGood for kobe to earn 2 mil for 40 minutes of work

Agreed. 2 mill for one game? Why not? Plus I'm sure there will be some jersey sales involved. Who wants a Virtus Bologna Kobe jersey?

October 12, 2011  10:35 AM ET
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I would love to see Kobe break his leg and end his career in Italy. I mean if a couple of million dollars is that important that he wants to tempt fate... I think fate should kick his ****.And I wish the same on any bonafide NBA player that does the same.

Somebody needs to kick your **** for wishing something like that on another human being, B*tch

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October 12, 2011  10:58 AM ET

how can any sane person turn down an offer like that?

October 12, 2011  11:21 AM ET
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how can any sane person turn down an offer like that?

Because he doesnt need the money and risks an injury.

October 12, 2011  11:48 AM ET
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Because he doesnt need the money and risks an injury.

What planet are YOU from?

October 12, 2011  11:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I would love to see Kobe break his leg and end his career in Italy. I mean if a couple of million dollars is that important that he wants to tempt fate... I think fate should kick his ****.And I wish the same on any bonafide NBA player that does the same.

Lol, I agree with you. It would be ironic to see him or any players go overseas for 1 game or a season and have career end due to an injury. Players are so dang greedy these days. Players seem to forget that owners have bills and leases to pay regardless and should get more than 50% of pot. If players want more money then just demand it in the contracts they sign to play. No employees in any other businesses can go in and demand more profits from the company or they will walk and get away with it. Businesses will just let you go and hire someone else. Maybe that is what the NBA owners need to do. I am sure there are several hundreds of college players that didn't get drafted that would love to play in NBA and take the players of the greedy ones now and another benefit would be that we help the jobless...lol

October 12, 2011  12:29 PM ET
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I would call this a publicity stuntGood for kobe to earn 2 mil for 40 minutes of work

David Oritz got him beat - he made 2 mil + (PPV portion of receipts) for kissing and then receiving a knockout from Mayweather......

All under 15 minutes of work...

October 12, 2011  12:31 PM ET
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David Oritz got him beat - he made 2 mil + (PPV portion of receipts) for kissing and then receiving a knockout from Mayweather......All under 15 minutes of work...

***Correction - Victor Ortiz** - David is in the hated Red Sox Team...! LOL

October 12, 2011  12:32 PM ET

well $2m for a game plus a trip to Italy don't sound like a bad deal at all! Also we all know this game will be more like an exhibition than anything else. Go for it Mamba! lol

October 12, 2011  12:33 PM ET
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I would love to see Kobe break his leg and end his career in Italy. I mean if a couple of million dollars is that important that he wants to tempt fate... I think fate should kick his ****.And I wish the same on any bonafide NBA player that does the same.

LOL
Don't hate Epoch, be careful with your heart....

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October 12, 2011  12:50 PM ET
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Somebody needs to kick your **** for wishing something like that on another human being, B*tch

Agreed

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