Report: Besiktas Makes Formal Offer to Bryant

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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.

Jason Riley is the executive director of LakerNation.com. He also pens a regular opinion column, Out of Bounds, and is the co-host of Voice of the Nation: Fastbreak. He currently splits his time in Los Angeles, CA and Carlsbad, CA.
  • daboss1848

    Of course KB is interested now that the Turkish competition has finally reached NBA standards with the addition of Sasha.

  • Biscochomuriem

    dont waste your career kobe.. just be patient and wait for the NBA season to come out..

    THE LOCKOUT WILL JUST BE OVER BEFORE OCTOBER…

    RETIRE WITH YOUR JERSEY # 24>>> DONT PLAY IN OTHER COUNTRIES :))

  • laffsatu

    dude will do anything to pad his stats………………..

    • Laffs_is_a_tool

      Dude, you’ll do anything to be relevant! Padding stats??? What??? Really??? Go back in your cave, you troll. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LI3CDD7AXKL5RYGQML2WUUXT3U Butch R.

    You go Kobe your da best!!! Go Lakers!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LI3CDD7AXKL5RYGQML2WUUXT3U Butch R.

    You go Kobe your da best!!! Go Lakers!!!

  • laffsatu

    he never practiced ,never played hard in games, he should be well rested for his new team.he is the greedest player in NBA history………..you go ,and stay in turkey.

  • Oldmanflow

    It’s always refreshing when the silly little “troll” crawls from under the bridge.