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There have been many rumors that Kobe Bryant may be headed to Turkey to play baskebtall, in one recent report, it appears to be a 50% chance. A report from Asksam.com – translated by Slam – features a quote from Besiktas official Seref Yalcin who feels confident a deal can be reached with Kobe. The two sides will meet on the 30th to discuss a potential deal.

Yalcin says: “At the moment there’s a 50 [percent] chance that Kobe may come to Turkey. Everything will be clearer after the meeting on the 30th. We have not talked about money, as reported. We only talked about the possibility of Kobe playing in Turkey. We asked FIBA for approval and Kobe wants some time to think about it. We believe that his reponse is going to be positive. Money will not be a problem. Turkish Airlines, M-Oil and Milan Petrol will sponsor the deal.”

Now, with no immediate NBA appearing on the horizon, if the intensive is right, it might happen. The real question, however, is what TV network will pick this up if it happens. We need our Kobe fix, LakerNation!

  • lakerss

    wait so if the lockout ends and the season starts on time and kobe is playing for turkey, can he just leave or is he under contract and not allowed to do that!?!?!?!?!?

  • Optimus

    no the deal would be until the lockout ends.

  • TouchingMyself

    “… if the intensive is right, it might happen.”  shouldn’t this be “IF THE INCENTIVE IS RIGHT, IT MIGHT HAPPEN.”  Hey, whatevers… it’s summer man.  We’re all on a little break right?  Keep it up TLN!  Just hope this whole sh!t ends… can’t watch hockey for the whole season!

  • Deathstar1090

    All I can say if he does go He will Not only Loose all respect from me but he wont win that 6th ring to tie Jordan 

  • Deathstar1090

    All I can say if he does go He will Not only Loose all respect from me but he wont win that 6th ring to tie Jordan 

  • Anonymous

    I hope it does happen. Kobe and Dwill will have a chance to play together, if not for a little while.  If they get along and have good chemistry, Dwill might think about taking a pay cut to join the Lakers (unlikely, but I can dream).