Thursday , Oct , 16 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Kobe Bryant on Greek Deal: Don’t ask me that. It’s silly.


Bryant brushed off a question about a report that a Greek billionaire would possibly pursue NBA players next summer for his team, Olympiacos.

"Don’t ask me that. It’s silly," Bryant said. "Next question."

Bryant said over the summer during the Beijing Olympics that he would consider taking $50 million annually to play in Europe, though he recently said he was joking when answering that question.

Former Atlanta Hawks forward-guard Josh Childress signed a three-year, $20-million contract with Olympiacos a few months ago, though it would presumably take much more to sign Bryant.

latimes.com