BIG3’s Jeff Kwatinetz
Doubles Down on Kobe
‘I’m Told He’ll Play’
8/23/2018 10:43 AM PDT
BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz is NOT throwing in the towel on Kobe Bryant playing in his league next season — telling TMZ Sports he trusts his source.
After Kobe’s rep shot down Jeff’s previous claim that he’d be suiting up for the 2019 season, we saw JK out in NYC … and he made it clear he’s not backing down.
“There’s no mix-up. Someone who’s a good source, who I’m not gonna reveal, says he’s gonna play.”
Jeff acknowledges Kobe’s been telling people it’s not true — but Kwatinetz doesn’t believe it’s a hard pass … at least not yet.
“Every year we have guys who say they’re not gonna play who end up playing,” Jeff said … adding, “I don’t know that he’s not coming. I’ll know in February. I think that’s the truth.”
Jeff also said he’s spoken with Jason Terry — who said he WILL play next season.
“I’m the source on that one because he told me himself.”