Kobe Bryant has already stressed his interest in playing in China if the NBA season is cancelled. It seems like he could be joined by a Laker teammate.
Pau Gasol discussed the potential of playing overseas and stated that his preference would be to play in his homeland of Spain. Gasol also mentioned, though, that China has "great potential."
Gasol may be on to something. Part of Bryant's desire to play in China has to do with the fact that his jersey has long been the country's No. 1 seller.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Bryant has considered an exhibition tour throughout China with fellow NBA players. Timberwolves rookie and this year's second overall pick, Derrick Williams, who is represented by Bryant's agent, has already stated his interest in the tour.
The New York Daily News reported that New York Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire would be interested, as well. There has been no word on Gasol's desire to play with the team.