Kobe Bryant to Italy Rumors: What This Could Mean for NBA’s Top Superstar

The Kobe Bryant to Italy rumors have been churning in full effect during the NBA lockout.

After the two sides had exchanged proposals over the last few weeks, news broke that that the Los Angeles Lakers' star has reached an agreement in principle to join Virtus Bologna.

Although other players have gone abroad during the extended work stoppage, there has been nobody of Bryant's magnitude who has agreed to a contract overseas.

There are still some kinks to work out for Bryant, who has three years and approximately $83 million left on his contract with the Lakers, but it's clear that the opportunity to play in Italy seriously appeals to Bryant.

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