Kobe will be playing basketball next month

#1
Just not in the NBA...

He's reached a verbal agreement ($3 Million for 40 games) with the Italian Club Virtus Bologna. Kobe will be flying out next week to get a work visa and finalize the deal.

Smart move by expanding to Europe, and staying in basketball shape.
 
#3
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He better keep his wife and kids back home.

This scenario is very possible for these NBA high profile guys going overseas.

Kidnapping and held for ransom.
 
#4
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That's all he's getting??? Didn't he ask for 15 or something close to that?

Thought they offered 6 to begin with. 3mil for 40 games doesn't seem like something Kobe would take, although compared to not doing anything, it's best to get paid LOL
 
#5
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just read the article, the 3mil is for 40 days, which is only 10 of their games...

that makes more sense
 
#7
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$300K a game isn't too bad

NBA players hold a lot more power in this lockout than the nfl players had since NBA players actually have alternative options.

I suspect the owners will have to give in more than the players will
 
#9
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While they have more options, the NFL players had more power because people all over actually want the games

If the NBA had the popularity of the NFL, I'd agree but the owners will get most of what they want, I think
 
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#17
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These sign ups IMO doesn't help or hurt the NBA players.The owners don't care either way.They know if an agreement is signed ,they will all come flying back


$300K a game isn't too bad

NBA players hold a lot more power in this lockout than the nfl players had since NBA players actually have alternative options.

I suspect the owners will have to give in more than the players will
 
#18
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These sign ups IMO doesn't help or hurt the NBA players.The owners don't care either way.They know if an agreement is signed ,they will all come flying back
Agreed. Of course they are coming back as soon as the lockout ends, but the point is just that they have some leverage since euro leagues will still pay them millions to play. NFL players didn't have that altenative option. Next best thing for them is the CFL and I don't think anyone would even get a million dollars to play in that league since they don't make enough money for it. I think the highest earner in the CFL makes only $500K
 
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I think it makes a statement. Oh, you don't want to give more? We'll play in Europe and Asia, where the game keeps growing.
 
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I think it makes a statement. Oh, you don't want to give more? We'll play in Europe and Asia, where the game keeps growing.
The only way I think them playing in Euro/Asia is gonna make a real diff is if one of the major networks over here will carry those games.

That's the only way that'll capture the public's attention and scare the NBA into caving. The only thing-- as powerful as the NBA and their advertisers are, I don't see a major network carrying those games
 
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