Nah. That never happens in sports..
ter reports last week indicated that the Los Angeles Lakers star and Virtus Bologna were close to agreeing on a 10-game deal, new reports out of Italy say that there are single-game offers from Bologna for one game.
Bologna president Claudio Sabatini has offered deals of varying lengths, with nothing finalized. Any deal would allow Bryant to leave when the NBA lockout is settled — a possibility that seems remote now.
Gianni Petrucci, the Italian Olympic Committee president, told SkySport 24: “I respect Sabatini but I don’t believe that Italian basketball will be enriched by the presence of a phenomenon. I don’t want to create any more problems for basketball, they already have enough. I’m not saying I’m against it [the move for Bryant] but you understand my point of view. Right now sporting federations need certain rules, they need tranquillity, everyone must have limits.”