There are talks going around that basketball superstar Kobe Bryant may be playing in Turkey for the NBA lockout. Apparently, the Turkish club Besiktas is already negotiating with Kobe Bryantâ€™s representatives and thereâ€™s a big chance that the Los Angeles Lakersâ€™ star player will accept the offer.
According to Ergin Ataman, coach of the Besiktas, â€œIt is a fact that Kobe Bryantâ€™s managers have contacted us.â€ This development happened after New Jersey Nets point guardDeron Williams has signed with the Besiktas about a week ago.
Through Besiktasâ€™ website, Coach Ergin Ataman mentioned that Kobe is just awaiting Besiktas to formally give the offer. He also said that they hope to find a major sponsor so that they could pay the amount of Bryantâ€™s contract. â€œOur board will evaluate that,â€ he said.
Kobe Bryant has given Los Angeles Lakers 5 NBA championships titles. Bryant also had played with NBA All Star for 13 times. The career scoring average of Kobe Bryant is 25.3 points.
Deron Williamsâ€™ new head coach in Turkey is pretty much confident that the teamâ€™s effort to persuade Bryant to play for Turkey during the NBA lockout will not go to waste. However, Coach Ataman said that it will not be easy to come up with the money to pay for Bryantâ€™s contract. They just hope that they could find a special sponsor soon.