Found October 18, 2011 on Pro Basketball Talk:
Kobe Bryant for Andrea Bargnani is not a fair trade. Not even in Italy. But it seems to be what has happened — with Kobe out of the picture (save for maybe a “Kobe Cup” tour) it appears Virtus Roma (not the team after Kobe) is close to signing the Raptors forward, according to La…

Virtus Roma offers deals to Andrea Bargnani

There is so little news going on with the Toronto Raptors, it feels like Christmas when anything comes up on the wire. This little gem has started to service. Andrea Bargnani is using the online dating site Okay, not exactly true. Just more possible European vacation news for NBA players. In following a model first tested by Be?ikta? in the signing of Deron...

Andrea Bargnani: Don’t believe the hype about Virtus Roma, Ashley Madison and me

Well, that’ll end those rumors for the time being … Despite the fact that would-be prospective Virtus Roma sponsor has gone so far as to design a jersey for the basketball club (pictured at right) and the Vatican itself has come out decrying the controversial choice of commercial backer, the actual raison de être for the chatter has denied he’s involved....

Shaq Responds to Kobe: I Don’t Need to Work Out

Last month, Kobe Bryant reportedly told an Italian radio station that he didn’t like Shaq’s poor practice habits when they were teammates on the Lakers. “I like players who workout. I use to do that 6/7 hours per day. I cannot stand players who practice for 30 minutes,” Kobe reportedly said of Shaq. In a [...]

Shaq Challenges Kobe Bryant To MMA Match

After hearing Kobe Bryant ripped him on an Italian show for his work ethic, in true “Diesel” fashion Shaq laughed it off and challenged “Black Mamba” to a mixed martial arts match. Since Shaq is pretty good friends with Dana White, it might be in “Black Mamba’s” best interest to mellow out before he finds

Italian club Bologna says it is still working on deal with Kobe Bryant, but for mid-November

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Kobe Bryant, LeBron James to Headline NBA Stars’ World Tour

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni Due to the ongoing NBA lockout, we have been deprived of the chance to watch many of the world’s best basketball players in meaningful competition. This will continue to be the case until the work stoppage is resolved. However, if you’re into endless highlights and glitzy hoops showcases (and I know you are), there’s good news: many of the...

Report: Kobe, LeBron to lead stars on world exhibition tour

We’ve been hearing rumblings and kind of waiting to see when a huge, star player barnstorming tour would gain some traction. One that features Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose and many others. It has — and the fact it gets leaked on a key day of NBA labor negotiations is no coincidence…
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