Kobe in Russia? If the price is right…?
RealGM: Kobe Bryant admitted over the weekend that he would consider leaving the NBA for Russia if a sizable contract could be arranged, according to The Sport Express Daily.
“Of course,” Bryant said when asked if he’d consider playing overseas. “By the way, are you the owner of a Russian team? It can be arranged for $40 million per year.”
A number of NBA players have left the NBA for Europe this offseason, in a somewhat surprising turn of events. It’s highly doubtful that Bryant would ever actually sign with a Russian team, but anything could become possible for the right price.
It seems as though everyone wants a piece of Kobe though.
“I would love Kobe to come to Duke University to play for me,” added Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski. “I can’t offer him that kind of salary, but he would receive a university diploma instead.”