Will Kobe Bryant play in Turkey?
--The Times' Broderick Turner talks to Besiktas Coach Ergin Ataman, who said Kobe Bryant's representatives have had conversations about a deal that would have the Lakers star play for the Turkish club.
--The Times' Bill Plaschke criticizes what he says is Andrew Bynum's immaturity for parking in a handicapped spot.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding also focuses on the Bynum situation.
--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin doubts that Bryant will play in Turkey.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky is skeptical too.
--Fox Sports notes that Bryant could lose $25 million if there's an NBA lockout during the season.
--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore muses about Besiktas' determination to name-drop Bryant.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Phillip Barnett analyzes Bynum's extensive injury history.
--Lakers Nation's Tim Harvey relives Ron Artest's memorable performance against the Phoenix Suns in the Game 5 of the 2010 Western Conference finals.
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Photo: Kobe Bryant arrives at a stadium in China on July 16. Credit: Joe Tan / Reuters