For the 15th time, it looks like Kobe’s great Turkish adventure isn’t happening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Jersey Nets guard Sasha Vujacic has signed with a Turkish team for next season.
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.