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#1 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted August 13, 2008 - 02:31 AM

Last month, Kobe Bryant was sitting on a folding chair following another practice at the U.S. senior national team’s training camp at Valley High in Las Vegas. He was surrounded by maybe eight or 10 reporters ready to ask him questions about all sorts of different subjects, most regarding the Americans’ impending trip to China for the Olympic Games.

Given that erstwhile Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Childress recently had signed to take his game to Greece, and that we weren’t all that far removed from U.S. high schooler Brandon Jennings accepting an offer to play in Italy, somebody asked if Bryant would accept a $50 million offer to play in Europe.

“Fifty million, two years? We goin’ to Milan. We in Milan,” Bryant said.

He pointed to Dwyane Wade, seated nearby.

“See that. That’s the backcourt. Fifty million, two years. We’re there. And ownership,” Bryant said. “(For) ownership, five years. Done.”

Then, and this will be hard to quote with precise accuracy, he said, “Ha, ha, ha.” (How does one spell out a hearty laugh, anyway?)

Read over his quotes again, if you like. He mocked the question. He considered it to be a joke. Because no one has offered him, or anyone else, $50 million a year to play basketball in Europe, and it’s likely no one ever will, because he wouldn’t take it if it were offered during his prime.


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#2 Imadogg

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Posted August 13, 2008 - 03:43 AM

Yea obvious, some people were just going crazy over nothing.

#3 Nirvana

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Posted August 13, 2008 - 06:24 AM

Yea obvious, some people were just going crazy over nothing.


Exactly what I said 50 times over in that other thread.
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Posted August 13, 2008 - 07:27 AM

Exactly what I said 50 times over in that other thread.


Ive also said countless times that people were getting worked up over nothing. I also said I could see Kobe going to Europe once he retires from the NBA. He would still get a big time pay day at 38 or 39

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Posted August 13, 2008 - 07:57 AM

Hooray!!!


I knew he was joking the whole time but i got scared when some of you were saying that he was saying the truth. phew...

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Posted August 13, 2008 - 08:42 AM

Just like I said in the other thread, I love how the media makes overplays stuff to get more to talk about during the offseason...
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Posted August 13, 2008 - 08:43 AM

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#8 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted August 13, 2008 - 01:04 PM

bro, whats 泉 こなた' in english

Izumi Konata. If you checked out my profile you would've known. :censored:
Anyway, like I said before in the other thread, no way Kobe goes to Europe, he's still got some unfinished business to take care of.

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Posted August 13, 2008 - 01:37 PM

Izumi Konata. If you checked out my profile you would've known. :censored:
Anyway, like I said before in the other thread, no way Kobe goes to Europe, he's still got some unfinished business to take care of.





geee...sorry for not checking your 'profile' ;)
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#10 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted August 13, 2008 - 01:39 PM

geee...sorry for not checking your 'profile' :censored:

Haha don't sweat it dude. Just messing with you. ;)

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#11 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted August 13, 2008 - 02:09 PM

because he wouldn’t take it if it were offered during his prime.

So we're supposed to believe Mike DeCourcy's blog post as definite fact?

Kobe Bryant won’t sign a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers until he has tested the global market, the U.S. Olympic basketball star told Yahoo! Sports on Saturday.

“As players, the business of the game (is) evolving,” Bryant said before a Team USA practice at Beijing Normal University. “I think free agency now is becoming a global thing …. When players become free agents, the team they’re currently with – their competition is no longer the rest of the teams in the NBA. But it’s global. So, the market’s opened up. So we’ll just have to see how the league responds to it.”
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The quotes from the OP are from a month ago. Kobe told the Woj that just four days ago.

Edited by SaintNicholasVanExel, August 13, 2008 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted August 13, 2008 - 02:31 PM

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Posted August 15, 2008 - 05:59 PM

bump?

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Posted August 15, 2008 - 06:00 PM

LOCK this bad boy.
















































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