Forget the loan-sharking business Kobe Bryant wants to start up for his fellow NBA players. An Italian basketball team has reportedly made him an offer that he can't possibly refuse.

According to I Am A GM, the Italian basketball team Virtus Bologna has offered KB24 $600,000—per game!—to come and play for them this fall. Let us repeat that again for you: $600,000 per game! The Italian pro league doesn't tip off 'til November, so there's a chance—albeit a very slim chance—that the NBA lockout could end by then and make this a mute point. But, if not, Kobe has the option to head overseas to play for a pretty handsome salary for at least a few months. Ciao, son! [via Pro Basketball Talk]

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