It looks like Josh Childress may not be the highest-paid player in Europe for long. In last Sunday’s NEW YORK TIMES, Olympiakos co-owner Panayiotis Angelopoulos issued a warning to NBA clubs thinking their players would stay stateside, saying (emphasis ours), “I think we’ll see a day when a superstar player comes to Europe, but to Olympiacos, not to another team,” he said. “That is my answer. Maybe it will be very soon. Maybe then you realize what I’m telling you is serious.”
Guess what? It appears that Olympiacos is, in fact, serious, as reports are surfacing that the club is preparing an offer for Kobe Bryant. We’re talking 60 million Euro (about $83 million right now) over 3 years. THE HOOP has more details on the perks of the contract, and they are pretty damned nice:
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, European Nba Players
, Greek Basketball
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, Kobe Bryant
, Kobe Playing Overseas
, Michael Jordan
, Phil Jackson
, Sasha Vujacic
Euroleague, the basketball version of soccer’s Champions League, pulls together the best teams from each European basketball league every other year for their own Champions Cup. Their own Final Four takes place in early May. You may want to block out time to be in Madrid for it.
What? You’re not a basketball fan? Or of Europe? Or leaving your room? Fair enough. What if we told you that Euroleague has combined with a sports bra maker for a contest that could win you a trip to Madrid for their Final Four? No, huh? What if we also told you that the contest winner will also complete a routine with their cheerleaders?
Yeah, no problem; we’ll notify your family for you. Go ahead and pack.