Maybe now we can finally put all of the Besiktas speculation to rest. From the start it seemed highly unlikely Kobe Bryant would join Deron Williams in Turkey. At every turn there was an obstacle.
First Besiktas was involved in a soccer match fixing scandal. Then the amount of cash Kobe was offered wouldn’t suffice. Next was the public manner of the negotiations that annoyed Kobe. About the only thing missing was Kobe getting Rick Rolled by Besiktas.
At last today we got confirmation that the deal is as dead as Kwame Brown’s chances of shedding the bust label.
According to a report Bryant has balked at the latest offer and is backing out for good leaving Besiktas to pursue Kevin Durant. Supposedly Kobe has another European suitor but that too is rumor. Which, of course, means we can start this discussion all over when said mystery team comes forward.