Kobe Bryant 'Open To Considering Overseas Offers,' According To Report

Kobe Bryant would be open to playing overseas during the NBA Lockout, according to a source speaking with Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski.

Kobe_medium

Certainly, we can have a little fun trying to define exactly what a "source familiar with thinking" means (friend? Mom? Telepathic?).

The idea doesn't sound quite as crazy today as it did a few days ago. NBA star Deron Williams is on his way to Turkey and that team has expressed interest in bringing Kobe over as well. It might be a publicity stunt but Kobe did spend time in Italy as a child. And then there's that whole Chinese Barnstorming Tour idea being floating around.

Bryant is a Mercedes-Benz endorser and the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai sounds like a pretty nice place to play some basketball and grow your marketing brand. Two things Kobe loves doing.

For the latest on Bryant and the Lakers, head over to Silver Screen and Roll.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.