As we mentioned a couple days ago, Besiktas was scheduled to meet with Kobe Bryant’s agent Rob Pelinka in Los Angeles this morning. While many (including myself) dismissed this as little more than a formal gesture from the Kobe camp to the Turkish club, this on again, off again story appears to be on again.
According to reports, Besiktas finally made an official offer to Bryant this morning, who was not at the meeting. Talks were reported as positive, and Kobe will be attending a follow up meeting this afternoon.
It seems more likely that Kobe would lean towards playing in China, a Country that has embraced and adored him as their own, and could potentially pay him up to $2 million per month. However, if Bryant had no interest in playing for Besiktas, it’s highly unlikely there would be a second meeting taking place this afternoon.
We’ll update this story as new information is available.