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Report: Kobe Breaks Off Talks With Besiktas

For the 15th time, it looks like Kobe’s great Turkish adventure isn’t happening.


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Former Laker Jordan Farmar To Play For Israel Champs Maccabi Tel Aviv

Jordan Farmar became the latest New Jersey Nets player to head for the European leagues when he signed with Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv on Wednesday.


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FIBA Will Clear NBA Players To Play Overseas

Basketball’s governing body says it will clear NBA players under contract to play in its leagues during the lockout, as long as they return once it’s over.


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Kobe To Meet With Turkish Club Beskitas In August

Whether you think it’s nothing but a bunch of lying liars lying or not, the talk about NBA players heading oveseas to play won’t be stopping any time soon.


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Kobe In Talks With Turkish Club Besiktas

Turkish club Besiktas is in talks with Kobe Bryant’s representatives about the possibility of the Los Angeles Lakers’ star playing in Turkey during the NBA lockout.


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Turkish Club Freezes Pursuit Of Kobe Over Soccer Scandal

Turkish basketball club Besiktas has already made quite the splash in signing Deron Williams for next season, provided NBA games are lost because of a lockout.


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Ex-Laker Sasha Vujacic Signs With Turkish Club

New Jersey Nets guard Sasha Vujacic has signed with a Turkish team for next season.


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Turkish Team Besiktas Wants Kobe, Williams

Ergin Ataman, coach of Besiktas, confirmed that the team had reached an agreement with Williams and also said his club had its eye on an even higher-profile target: Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant.