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Kobe to play exhibition in Italy for $2 million?

Posted on: October 12, 2011 1:47 pm
Edited on: October 18, 2011 11:58 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

I'll tell you what, it really seems like Kobe Bryant can negotiate. He went from getting somthing like $2.5 million for a month in Italy with Virtus Bologna to getting $2 million for a single game. Seriously. Via Sportando:
Kobe 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.
Clearly, Virtus is desperate to bring Kobe over but clearly Kobe doesn't have any real interest in signing something long term. But every time something has leaked in this little back-and-forth with Kobe and Virtus, things blew up. If you remember, there was one report saying a deal was "95 percent" done.

But for $2 million to play in an exhibition game? That sounds like pretty easy money to me. Comparitively, for the Lakers, Kobe would make $307,859 per game (assuming he played all 82) next season.
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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:21 am
 

Kobe to play exhibition in Italy for $2 million?

alright there sonny. mickey mantle doesn't pay your salary, we get it.



Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:17 pm
 

Kobe to play exhibition in Italy for $2 million?

So...EasyMoney$, by your judgement, they willl make 20+ Million in revenue because they bring him in for 1 game?  Man it's easy for people to make stupid coments on the internet and have no way to really back them up. 




Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Kobe to play exhibition in Italy for $2 million?

Two million dollars for an exhibition game?  If someone would pay this amount they surely have a poor appreciation of value for money.


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Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:19 pm
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Since: Oct 11, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 8:52 pm
 

Kobe to play exhibition in Italy for $2 million?

Kobe Bryant

http://www.aabout.biz/2011/09/kobe-

bryant.html




Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 8:46 pm
 

Kobe to play exhibition in Italy for $2 million?

Who Cares!!!



Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Kobe to play exhibition in Italy for $2 million?

Please do not waste my time with this garbage....    
  Kobe does not care about how much I make, and, I should care about him why ????????????????????????????



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Kobe to play exhibition in Italy for $2 million?

that's alot of spaghetti !



Since: Oct 5, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Kobe to play exhibition in Italy for $2 million?

If they are willing to pay him 2 million for one game then bringing Kobe in for that one game will likely make them 10X that (or more) in revenue....thats simple business



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Kobe to play exhibition in Italy for $2 million?

Only and idiot would watch a man dribble a ball for less than an hour and give him 2 million for it!


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