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Virtus Bologna sends letter to Obama to get Kobe

Posted on: October 13, 2011 12:51 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

You have to hand it to Claudio Sabatini, the owner of Italian club Virtus Bologna. He's persistent.

After supposedly narrowing down a deal with Kobe Bryant to one game for $2 million, Sabatini evidently agreed to a video conference with Kobe's representatives to hammer out details or maybe not details at all, according to La Gazzetta de Sporto. The conference was at midnight.

But Kobe's people never showed up. Sabatini evidently sat waiting for three more hours until 3 a.m., before finally logging off and saying, "I'm not sure how to interpret this." I don't think any interpretation should be needed, Claudio. You got stood up.

Not to be discouraged though, Sabatini did the next, most logical thing. He wrote a letter to Barack Obama. And he invoked a little Martin Luther King Jr. to add a little sizzle. Seriously.

We would have liked to keep the message confidential and private. We sent it to the President of the United States of America Barack Obama last night, but in order to avoid misunderstandings, we publish the content of the above mentioned letter.

Dear Mr. President,

We have a dream: to see Kobe Bryant playing for our Team Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna, the Italian town wellknown in the world as basket City.

According to your wishes we hope that the Nba lockout will shortly stop but in the meanwhile let us have the chance to see at least for one game the great Kobe Bryant playing with our black and white jersey and be part of our history.

Claudio Sabatini

If that doesn't get Kobe to Italy, then I'm not sure anything will.

Via Deadspin
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Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 12:34 pm
 

Virtus Bologna sends letter to Obama to get Kobe

I am just curious how he think thats Obama can just direct Kobe to sign there. "Meanwhile let us have the chance to see at least for one game the great Kobe Bryant playing with our black and white jersey and be part of our history."  Why are they asking Obama's permission? Kobe is a grown ass man. If he doesn't want to play there, he isn't going to play there. The President can't force his hand.



Since: Feb 23, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 4:41 am
 

Virtus Bologna sends letter to Obama to get Kobe

hey sabitini    just wait til next year and u can have barry himself,  he ll be looking for work.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Virtus Bologna sends letter to Obama to get Kobe

How about we send Kobe and all the other rapists over there? I don't think Sabatini or the rest of Italy would appreciate that.
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Some would miss  Kobe but noone would miss you--idiot.



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Virtus Bologna sends letter to Obama to get Kobe

Maybe,just maybe our President should be as concerned about this Nations affairs more than Golf and Basketball and work a little harde helping the average American then worrying about a bunch of over paid Millionaires that play a game for a living.I think he has bigger fish to fry than the NBA.



Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 7:13 pm
 

Virtus Bologna sends letter to Obama to get Kobe

How about we send Kobe and all the other rapists over there? I don't think Sabatini or the rest of Italy would appreciate that.



Since: Mar 31, 2010
Posted on: October 13, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Virtus Bologna sends letter to Obama to get Kobe

Signore Sabatini forgot to send the beer and campaign donation.  
As well as Grand Passes for the 2012 Italian Grand Prix.



Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: October 13, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Virtus Bologna sends letter to Obama to get Kobe

Signore Sabatini forgot to send the beer and campaign donation.  
...and a signed jersey.



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: October 13, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Virtus Bologna sends letter to Obama to get Kobe

Dear Emperor,

We have a dream: to see Kobe Bryant playing for our Team Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna, the Italian town wellknown in the world as basket City.

According to your wishes we hope that the Nba lockout will shortly stop but in the meanwhile let us have the chance to see at least for one game the great Kobe Bryant playing with our black and white jersey and be part of our history.

Claudio Sabatini

Signore Sabatini forgot to send the beer and campaign donation.  


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