Kobe Bryant Rumors: Should the LA Lakers Star Head to Turkey?

August 12th, 2011 by Luis Batlle Leave a reply »
Although there are NBA top talents like LeBron James and Amar'e Stoudemire who say they are not interested in playing overseas, it seems like Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant might be headed over sooner than later.

Rumors are that Turkish team Besiktas is talking with Bryant about the possibility of playing with them.

Yet, is that necessarily the intelligent move for Bryant? Is it in his best interest?

The NBA lockout has continued to linger on, as it is becoming more and more evident that the players union and the owners won't come to an agreement on the Collective Bargaining Agreement before the start of the 2011-2012 season. As a result, you have players like Bryant wanting to play basketball elsewhere.

Playing overseas certainly has it's benefits for a player like the Black Mamba.

For one, it keeps Bryant in shape and helps him to continue playing at a high level. Although the NBA lockout has provided rest for players, it has also prevented players from getting out and playing competitive basketball. Bryant would be able to continue to work on his game, as well as make slight improvements and adjustments in differen ...

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