The Italian website Sportando spoke to Kobe’s Turkish agent, who confirms what we expected: Besiktas’ offers were too low. (H/T L.A. Times): “Not that this was ever going to happen anyway, but at least it’s official. Kobe Bryant won’t play for Besiktas in Turkey. So says a report from Sportando.net, which adds that negotiations between the Turkish team and Bryant’s agent Rob Pelinka eventually stopped because the organization’s unspecified financial proposals remained ‘too low.’”