Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant may be heading overseas to play basketball should the current National Basketball Association lockout drag on, according to several reports.

The Associated Press reports that Turkish-based basketball franchise Besiktas is currently “in talks” with Kobe’s representatives about the possibility of the five-time NBA champion playing in Turkey during the NBA lockout.

“It is a fact that Kobe Bryant’s managers have contacted us,” Besiktas coach Ergin Ataman told the AP on July 21. The Turkish club coach also told AP that Bryant is now waiting for an offer to be made, but the club would first have to find a sponsor to fund Bryant’s potential contract. “Our board will evaluate that.”

If Bryant does head for Turkey, he won’t be the only NBA star to have done so. Former NBA MVP guard Allen Iverson signed with Besiktas in 2010, but he didn’t play much before he was sidelined with injuries. New Jersey Nets star guard Deron Williams also signed with Besiktas last week, inking a one-year, $5 million contract to play in Turkey.

Other NBA players headed to the hoop in Turkey include New Jersey Nets guard Sasha Vujacic, who inked a one-year deal with Anadolu Efes last week. Nets’ 2011 draft pick Bojan Bogdanovic also signed with a Turkish club, the Fenerbahce, back in June, according to ESPN.