The NBA Lockout isn’t so far gone that Kobe Bryant is making plans to play in Europe. That’s not to say Bryant has ruled out a Euro trip all together. He’s just not as eager to go D-Will and have a Plan B in place this early in the labor process.
After weeks of speculation, conjecture and apparently false reports, KB24 gave the Besiktas talks a dose of reality. Bryant may well play in Turkey at some point in his life. However the chances of Besiktas being the team that secures his services are becoming dimmer by the day.
Apparently irritated by how public the Turkish club has been about the whole process, Bryant stated the following over the weekend.
“I’ve been touring. I get the Internet. I’m computer literate, so I can read on the Internet, and I read a lot of things and hear a lot of things. To be honest with you, that’s the first time I hear those things. So, I’ll let you decipher what that means, but a lot of that stuff is news to me.”
This news came right around the time when Bryant was rumored to be meeting with the club to continue talks.
Still Kobe’s sour attitude hasn’t stopped Besiktas who are now rumored to be setting meetings with Kobe’s representation in the coming week. Hey, if a frozen bank account doesn’t stop you from going after a multi-million dollar athlete the why would a little negative feedback?