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Italian 'tribute' to Kobe Bryant on table?

Updated: October 18, 2011, 10:12 AM ET
ESPNLosAngeles.com

The owner of Italian League team Virtus Bologna is making a last-ditch effort to get Kobe Bryant to play at least one game for his team.

Faced with television rights and scheduling issues, Claudio Sabatini has offered the Los Angeles Lakers star between $1 million and $2 million to play in one exhibition game, a "Tribute to Kobe" sometime in October in Bologna, according to multiple media reports in Italy.

A team spokesman told ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com that negotiations between ...

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