Greek Team To Offer Kobe Three Year $83M Deal

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.”

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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 B-Ballers Not So Sought After Anymore

Tonight the night - the NBA Draft is finally here! Thrill at the excitement of David Stern stepping up to a podium & reading names! Gaze at the glory of young tall men putting on team caps! Tear your ears off at the important insights offered by Stephen A. Smith!

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So, right after Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley & O.J. Mayo go off the board with the first three picks, who’s left? Well, it certainly won’t be a bunch of Europeans this time around. Read more…