Kobe Bryant finally silenced the rumors saying that he will not be playing for Turkish basketball team Besiktas for the 2011-2012 season while the lockout is on going. Besiktas reported that they were going to have a meeting with Kobe's agents on Saturday July 30th but it was reported that they didn't meet and "haven't spoken in weeks."
The 5 time NBA Champ reportedly wanted 1 million dollars a month to sign with Besiktas. The club already dished out loads of money for fellow All Star Deron Williams, who has already signed a deal with the Turkish Club worth somewhere in the 5 million dollar range. Williams tweeted a picture of the contract and his signature back when he signed in mid July.
Bryant is still open to options about playing overseas but said his chances of playing for the club were at "zero percent."