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July 14, 2004 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
He sits beside him listening to $100-million sales pitches, walks behind him entering the courtroom and, insiders say, was the first person to get a phone call last summer after his most famous client was confronted with sexual assault allegations by police in Eagle, Colo. Kobe Bryant, it seems, always takes the spotlight, but Rob Pelinka is slowly stepping out of the shadows in his role as agent and confidant to one of basketball's marquee attractions.
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November 25, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers experienced an early day, a 9 a.m. charter flight to Washington D.C. As usual, Kobe Bryant was up before any of them. He signed a two-year contract extension Monday morning for $48.5 million that stands to keep him with the Lakers until he is two months shy of his 38th birthday. PHOTOS: Kobe Bryant through the years He ended several months of speculation before even playing a game, terminating his lame-duck status in what could have been the final year of a contract paying him $30.5 million this season.
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July 2, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
Kobe Bryant may take his talents to China during the NBA's lockout. There are preliminary talks about a basketball tour to China this summer — and perhaps beyond — in which the Lakers superstar, who has called China a "home away from home" and has an enormous following there, would be the headliner with several other NBA stars forming two or three barnstorming teams. Bryant and his agent Rob Pelinka are trying to put together the tour, said Minnesota Timberwolves rookie forward Derrick Williams, who also is represented by Pelinka.
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November 21, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Former NBA players' union executive director Billy Hunter has claimed that Lakers star Kobe Bryant and agent Rob Pelinka, acting on behalf of union president Derek Fisher, meddled with his efforts to end the 2011 lockout. In a Los Angeles Superior Court filing Thursday that is part of his wrongful-termination lawsuit, Hunter stated that he received a call from Bryant and Pelinka the night before he was scheduled to meet with league officials in October 2011. According to Hunter, the player and his agent told him to agree to a 50-50 split of basketball-related income.
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November 25, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers experienced an early day, a 9 a.m. charter flight to Washington D.C. As usual, Kobe Bryant was up before any of them. He signed a two-year contract extension Monday morning for $48.5 million that stands to keep him with the Lakers until he is two months shy of his 38th birthday. PHOTOS: Kobe Bryant through the years He ended several months of speculation before even playing a game, terminating his lame-duck status in what could have been the final year of a contract paying him $30.5 million this season.
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November 21, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Former NBA players' union executive director Billy Hunter has claimed that Lakers star Kobe Bryant and agent Rob Pelinka, acting on behalf of union president Derek Fisher, meddled with his efforts to end the 2011 lockout. In a Los Angeles Superior Court filing Thursday that is part of his wrongful-termination lawsuit, Hunter stated that he received a call from Bryant and Pelinka the night before he was scheduled to meet with league officials in October 2011. According to Hunter, the player and his agent told him to agree to a 50-50 split of basketball-related income.
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March 15, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Among the highlights in Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak's press conference on the Lakers acquiring Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions for a 2012 first-round pick, Christian Ayenga for Luke Walton and Jason Kapono as well as acquiring Houston forward Jordan Hill for Derek Fisher. --Sessions and Hill plan to arrive in Los Angeles on Friday so they can play against Minnesota. --Ayenga will play with theD-Fendersof the Development League. --Kupchak on Sessions: "We expect him and are hopeful he will make an immediate contribution.
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September 26, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
The Italian team Virtus Bologna says its top offer to Kobe Bryant is a one-year contract worth $5 million. With NBA players locked out, Virtus hopes the Lakers star agrees to a deal before he arrives in Italy this week for a tour arranged by one of his sponsors. "An Italian brand well known around the world" is prepared to provide cash for the deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press on Monday, indicating the unidentified company is not Bologna's main sponsor, Canadian Solar.
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April 4, 1993 | DANNY ROBBINS
Michigan-Kentucky provided the first overtime at a Final Four since the 1989 championship game, which was won by Michigan over Seton Hall, 80-79. Saturday was the fourth anniversary of that game. Four of Michigan's last eight games--victories over Michigan State, Illinois, UCLA and Kentucky--have gone into overtime. "Hard on my heart," forward Ray Jackson said. "Hard on my body, too." Said teammate Rob Pelinka: "We just want to keep everybody tuned in to their TVs.
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April 2, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
Michigan Coach Steve Fisher, whose work often seems to be overlooked, came in for high praise from Kentucky counterpart Rick Pitino. "He has the patience of a saint," Pitino said. "I know I couldn't have coached five freshmen (last season). They understand the team concept (at Michigan). I think he's a remarkable man and a remarkable coach."
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March 15, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Among the highlights in Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak's press conference on the Lakers acquiring Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions for a 2012 first-round pick, Christian Ayenga for Luke Walton and Jason Kapono as well as acquiring Houston forward Jordan Hill for Derek Fisher. --Sessions and Hill plan to arrive in Los Angeles on Friday so they can play against Minnesota. --Ayenga will play with theD-Fendersof the Development League. --Kupchak on Sessions: "We expect him and are hopeful he will make an immediate contribution.
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September 26, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
The Italian team Virtus Bologna says its top offer to Kobe Bryant is a one-year contract worth $5 million. With NBA players locked out, Virtus hopes the Lakers star agrees to a deal before he arrives in Italy this week for a tour arranged by one of his sponsors. "An Italian brand well known around the world" is prepared to provide cash for the deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press on Monday, indicating the unidentified company is not Bologna's main sponsor, Canadian Solar.
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July 2, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
Kobe Bryant may take his talents to China during the NBA's lockout. There are preliminary talks about a basketball tour to China this summer — and perhaps beyond — in which the Lakers superstar, who has called China a "home away from home" and has an enormous following there, would be the headliner with several other NBA stars forming two or three barnstorming teams. Bryant and his agent Rob Pelinka are trying to put together the tour, said Minnesota Timberwolves rookie forward Derrick Williams, who also is represented by Pelinka.
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July 14, 2004 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
He sits beside him listening to $100-million sales pitches, walks behind him entering the courtroom and, insiders say, was the first person to get a phone call last summer after his most famous client was confronted with sexual assault allegations by police in Eagle, Colo. Kobe Bryant, it seems, always takes the spotlight, but Rob Pelinka is slowly stepping out of the shadows in his role as agent and confidant to one of basketball's marquee attractions.
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November 25, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers didn't wait to see Kobe Bryant back on the court against an opponent before inking him to a two-year contract extension. Bryant is still recovering from a torn Achilles, suffered in an April win over the Golden State Warriors. Now the team's All-Star guard will be under contract until the end of the 2015-16 season. #Laker4Life pic.twitter.com/1hqyMllnoy - Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) November 25, 2013 Bryant signed his extension shortly before he and the team embarked on a three-game road trip, starting in Washington on Tuesday.
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August 14, 2003 | From Staff Reports
Two 911 calls to Kobe Bryant's house in Newport Beach were made for medical aid on behalf of Bryant's wife, Vanessa, according to documents released by the Newport Beach city attorney's office Wednesday. Newport Beach police responded to a 911 call from Bryant's home at 12:25 a.m. on July 3, and a summary of the investigation regarding the call states that Bryant said he placed the call "for medical assistance for his wife." Bryant was arrested July 4 in Eagle, Colo.
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