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Turkish club Besiktas is rumored to be in talks with Kobe Bryant’s reps discussing the possibility of the NBA Champion playing in Turkey during the NBA lockout.

Reports on the internet say Bryant was waiting for an offer from Besiktas. It was heard that the club would need a sponsor to be able to pay for Bryant’s contract.

Kobe Bryant has won five NBA titles with the Lakers and is a 13-time NBA All Star. Bryant has been on a tour of China, including a stop in Shanghai on Wednesday. He said he would consider playing overseas during the lockout and mentioned China and Turkey as possibilities.

The Turkish League season starts in October.