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Kobe Bryant linked to potential sale of Italian soccer club
Kobe Bryant linked to potential sale of Italian soccer club

Kobe Bryant has been linked to a group attempting to purchase the Italian soccer team Bologna FC 1909. According to La Gazzetta, attorney Joe Tacopina is trying to put together an ownership team featuring the Lakers All-Star guard, along with Montreal Impact (MLS) owner Joey Saputo. Bologna's largest shareholder, Albano Guaraldi, is reportedly looking to sell the franchise, which has struggled in recent years. Tacopina and Guaraldi are expected to meet next week. Bryant became an avid soccer fan when he lived in Italy as a youth while his father Joe "Jellybean" Bryant played basketball overseas. During the 2011 NBA lockout, Bryant negotiated with Virtus Bologna,...

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