Kobe Bryant Closer to Inking a Deal With Italy
After it briefly looked like Kobe Bryant was going to be too expensive for Italy's Vitrus Bologna team to afford, the Lakers superstar may be getting close to inking a deal during the NBA lockout, reports CBS News.
Virtus Bologna owner Claudio Sabatini originally offered Bryant $6.7 million for the season. Bryant came back asking for $15 million, to which Sabatini reportedly found "shocking."
Both sides are now considering a deal for ten games and $3 million, however it would require that other teams change their schedules so that big-money Bryant could play at least five home games.
If the deal is to come to fruition, it needs to be signed by the end of this week.