Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bryant to discuss Bologna move

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant celebrates a basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California, April 12, 2011.
Photograph by: Lucy Nicholson, Reuters

ROME, Sept 22, 2011 (AFP) - Kobe Bryant’s agent is to discuss a temporary move to Bologna with the club’s management, a statement from the Italian team said on Thursday.

On Tuesday Bologna made a three-game $800,000 offer to Bryant to represent the team.

Bologna said the NBA star’s agent Rob Pelinka had replied to the offer and the two sides will sit down over a conference call on Thursday evening.

The Italian Lega A side have called on fans to help encourage Bryant to sign on by creating a special email account to which they can send messages to show the 33-year-old Los Angeles Lakers star how much he is wanted.

The offer made to Bryant is worth $800,000-net, which works out at about $550,000-600,000 per game pre-tax.

Bologna want the shooting guard to play in their first three matches of the season against Roma on October 9, Milan on October 30 and Cremona on November 13.

Bryant is a five-time NBA champion with the Lakers and was named MVP in 2008.

He has made the All-Star team 13 times, missing out only once since 1998.

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