Saturday, August 13th, 2011 at 1:21 pm  |  6 responses

Kobe Bryant Breaks Off Talks with Besiktas

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.’”

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  • good riddance

    This is good news. I would have liked to see Kobe play bball in Turkey, but he’s better off resting up.

  • http://slamonline.com Neitel

    To be able to sign a decorated basketball player, such as Kobe, you will need million of dollars…at least 5 million would have catch his attention. Kobe not only demanded a lot of cash, but kobe’s first concern besides the cash should have been to rest his knees; he soon would be 33, and if there is no NBA Season, then why not resting them knees?? Im not sure if china will offer the money he demands….hey mamba, stay home and relax, but still practice at least 4 times to 5 times a week!!!

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    they money was lookin funny.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Yes, save those legs to beat Dallas next year.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Neitel is clearly very informed and knowledgeable about this game they call pro basketball.

  • Waggle

    Yawn. Surprise surprise.