The Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant spent part of his youth in Italy while his father Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, played there with Rieti, Reggio Calabria, Pistoia and Reggiana from year 1984 to 1991.
Los Angeles Lakers center, Kobe Bryant said that he’s still considering playing abroad if the current labor dispute between owners and players would not be resolved.
Kobe Bryant was fined US$ 100,000 dollars after losing his cool using a homophobic slur aimed at the NBA referee during Tuesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.
The US trounced Turkey by the score of 81-64 thus capturing their first world basketball crown since 1994. It was the Americans’ fourth world crown, two years later after they won the Olympic title in Beijing.