TO GO WITH AFP STORY Basket-ITA-USA-NBA-Bryant (FILES) Kobe Bryant (C) from the US National Basketball Association (NBA) team Los Angeles Lakers goes up to the basket in an exhibition game against a ... more 
TO GO WITH AFP STORY Basket-ITA-USA-NBA-Bryant (FILES) Kobe Bryant (C) from the US National Basketball Association (NBA) team Los Angeles Lakers goes up to the basket in an exhibition game against a team of top players from the Philippines during the Ultimate All-Star Weekend at the Araneta Coliseum in suburban Manila in this July 24, 2011 file photo. Claudio Sabatini, president of Bologna's basketball team Virtus, announced September 30, 2011, that Bryant was 95 percent signed to the team. Sabatini said the team would pay three million USD for a dozen games, while Bryant waits for a resolution to the NBA lock-out. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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