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!