Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 9:15 am  |  9 responses

Kobe Bryant Also Flirting With Idea of Playing Overseas

By the time this lockout ends, pretty much every NBA star will have claimed interest in playing abroad. Kobe Bryant becomes the latest, saying he’s prepared to suit up should a reasonable offer from a team come across his desk. Reuters reports: “The Los Angeles Lakers guard has been linked with a move to Turkish team Besiktas but said he had not made up his mind because of the uncertainty over the NBA. ‘One thing about basketball is that it is a global sport now,’ Bryant told Reuters in an interview. ‘So you can play anywhere you want to. As far as myself, I just train. I just train and be prepared for anybody that calls.’ Bryant, who has won five NBA championship rings with the Lakers, has also been linked with a possible All-Star tour of Asia and again said that he was not ruling out anything. ‘Whether the NBA starts again or a team in Europe or here in China decides to call, I’ll be ready,’ he said.”

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  • Zabba

    Do it. Every NBA player should play abroad to teach those greedy owners a lesson.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Stay in LA, don’t waste your time.

  • 6marjons

    if he goes he aint coming back

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    He should sign with Deron’s Turkish team and convince him to sign with the Lakers once he’s a FA. I could definitely see that happening.

  • http://XSEnergyDrink Sean Felder

    Kobe Bryant can do what jhe wants,he should try my XS Energy Drinks,hey Kobe check me out on youtube(Sean Felder XS Energy Drinks)

  • David Moore

    Kobe is already playing overseas, with all these China tours he’s doing…lol

  • http://www.twitter.com/SylvanusUagbor Sovain

    D Williams and Kobe equal basketball heaven

  • freezy

    SLAM! In light of the lockout…wheres the shawn bradley golf pics at?!

  • Red Star

    Kobe! Lakers 4 Life!!