Are NBA stars coming to Europe?

The move of Josh Childress to Olympiacos has encouraged many speculations about NBA stars coming to Europe. One of the recent ones was an idea posted by American journalist. According to him Olympiacos could make an offer to LeBron James in 2010 when his contract runs out. Kobe Bryant wouldn't mind going overseas if the right offer comes either.

Last season NBA MVP was answering journalists' questions after USA - Russia game (Americans won it 89:68). Kobe Bryant was asked if there is a chance that he would continue his career outsite United States.

"Of course," Kobe Bryant said.

Hisd father once played in Italy so Bryant was aksed if it would be Italy.

"Italy, Greece, Russia...", said Kobe showing that he is not ruling a move to any country if he receives a good offer.

Now the managers of the big clubs in Europe could be wondering what would it take to bring one the brightest NBA stars to their team. The answer is simple - 40 million dollars.

"40 million a year and I am here. There's nothing simpler", concluded Lakers star.

  • Darius
  • August 4, 2008, 8:46 pm
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    For 40 million... I would move to Mars. It would be interesting and strange to see kobe in Euroleague.

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    Oh god... Just what we need... Another spinoff like the NFL Europe...

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    Is he talking about playing for the olympic basketball games for other countries?

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    NFL Europe rofl. American football in Europe? Now that's funny.

    Talking about basketball, Euroleague is really old, (founded: 1957, according to wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euroleague ) and it's really big. I'd say the best is NBA, then Euroleague and then other leagues.

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    Wait.. Was it a game versus Europeans or a job offer overseas? But anyways, NBA Stars must be forever Americans, you know?! Go Team USA!!!

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    Olympiacos is Euroleague club. He's talking about playing in Europe.

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    Hmm... I didn't know they had a league outside the US... But yeah, the NFL Europe sucks... Thank god its disbanded now... NFL should stay in the US...

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    NFL Europe was a completely different league created in Europe in an attempt to spread the game of football all around Europe. Unfortunately, it failed, and was where all of the NFL's rejected players went to play... Now its disbanded, so its just good ol' fashioned NFL now!

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    Job offer. Even though Euroleague is huge, I think the biggest NBA starts are still too expensive for it.

    P.S. Nice avatar, Wrapped :)

    • Paul
    • October 2, 2008, 1:26 pm
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    haha thanks Paul... I saw it and it matched my name and personality so well, I had to put it on here...

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