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Real Madrid calls, then hangs up phone on Mehmet Okur

Sep 10, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT

Mehmet Okur AP

Mehmet Okur is still out there as a free agent. He could play a role as a big off the bench for a minimum salary, but the Timberwolves, Nets and others have passed.

You would think at this point Okur would fit better in Europe, but according to a tweet from Spanish basketball writer Paco Rabadan (translated by Hoopshype) that may not be happening either.

Real Madrid has inquired about Okur. They hung up the phone when told about the money (he was asking for).

Okur is not really in position to be demanding a lot of money. He has played 30 games over two seasons fighting off injuries and deteriorating skills. Europe seemed like a better fit, with fewer games and more time between them.

It still may be, because I don’t see an NBA offer coming. But he may need to lower expectations a little on what he’s going to make. Or, there is always his native Turkey.

  1. money2long - Sep 10, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    the title alone made me laugh. the part about what led to it made me laugh harder.

  2. 00maltliquor - Sep 11, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    If that’s how that really went down then that’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard!

    ” My client wants $10 mi”….*CLICK*!! “Wha? Huh-huh-hello? Helloooo…well ain’t this some s___t!”

  3. texxxasmade - Sep 11, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    -Hi this is Real Madrid, is this Mehmet?
    -Why yes it is.
    -How much for your services?
    -Well seeing that I’m one of the most versatile big men to ever play the game…hello….hello

    • SH4DY - Sep 13, 2012 at 9:53 AM


  4. SH4DY - Sep 13, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    hahaha the dumb turkish idiot, hope he ends with a contract far away from europe or the US!

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