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Monday, July 25th, 2011 at 10:29 am  |  22 responses

Besiktas Exec: 50 Percent Chance Kobe Comes to Turkey


As rumors continue to swirl that Kobe Bryant may join Deron Williams in Turkey, Seref Yalcin, the Head of Basketball Operations at Besiktas (the club that signed DWill and is chasing Kobe) has been quoted as saying that the chances of a deal are at 50-50. The original story from the Turkish paper is here, but translated into English, Yalcin says: “At the moment there’s a 50% chance that Kobe may come to Turkey. Everything will be clearer after the meeting on the 30th. We have not talked about money, as reported. We only talked about the possibility of Kobe playing in Turkey. We asked FIBA for approval and Kobe wants some time to think about it. We believe that his reponse is going to be positive. Money will not be a problem. Turkish Airlines, M-Oil and Milan Petrol will sponsor the deal.”

(H/T Atahan Erim for the translation)

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  • nastruthomas

    i agree. yes. or no.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    There’s also a 50% chance that kobe might stop passing the ball to teammates in his futile chase to catch MJ’s scoring mark.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Besiktas Exec: what are the chances you come play for us in Turkey?
    Kobe: Not good.
    Besiktas Exec: You mean not good like 1 out of a 100?
    Kobe: I’d say more like 1 out of a million.
    Besiktas Exec: So you’re telling me there’s a chance? YEAH!

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  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Or there is 99% chance he doesn’t come.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    @IAMORANGE4EVER..That actually made me laugh, as Dumb an Dumber is probably one of the movies made. I think Kobe should just rest, and wait for the lockout to end.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    *funniest movies made

  • DieselMechanic

    Somebody needs to tell Kobe those points don’t count toward the scoring record.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    @GP23: lol, I agree.

  • http://Www.imdb.com TheBigL

    Lovely, Orange!

  • bike

    Not gonna happen. No way is Kobe putting on more miles on that bad knee. All bluff.

  • neaorin

    Yeah since it’s a Turkish manager saying that, the chance is more like 5 percent.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    100 percent chance that Kobe comes to Turkey to shoot jumpers in our gym for 17 hours Besktas added, you know, because it’s his job.

  • Chukaz

    If there is only a 50% chance that kobe goes to turkey, imagine how low the possibility of him playing in turkey is. he’s got a sponsorship with a turkish airline and there’s still only a 50% possibility of him going to turkey.

  • Isiah

    @JTaylor Kobe don’t come on this website he too busy making Money and traveling The world

    What are you doing with your Life? Not a damn thing but hating on a man that don’t know you exist………You broke and you probably gay as hell

  • Kevin

    I believe J Taylor Is Eddie Jones You still mad Kobe took your spot?

  • toronto

    JTaoylor….you realize that Kobe can realistically catch up to MJ in 2-3 years right?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Factoring in the U.S.A to Turkey exchange rate: the 50% chance changed in Turkish currency is equal to 3% chance US chance…..

  • Yesse

    JTaylor, Kobe can’t catch MJ in europe unless you would count the points with his Nba points.

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