Kobe Bryant Playing In Turkey Still Being Discussed, According To Besiktas

Kobe Bryant is still being pursued by Turkey despite asking for a salary worth $1 million per month, according to the latest reports. It's just going to take a bit of creative financing for Besiktas to suit up two NBA All-Stars next season if the lockout continues.

The team that has already signed New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams for the upcoming season told the Associated Press that there is still interest in Bryant, and a bit surprisingly, Bryant and his team is still interested as well.

"It is a fact that Kobe Bryant's managers have contacted us," coach Ergin Ataman said Thursday, a week after Besiktas signed New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams.

Ataman's team is currently working to be able to pay Bryant's demand million-per-month salary, but they will have to find a high-level sponsor in order to be able to pay enough to lure the Lakers star to Europe. If the team isn't able to find enough sponsorship money to lure Bryant, Ataman told the AP that representatives of other NBA players also have contacted Besiktas.

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