With the passing of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, there will be one spot open at this year’s World Series of Poker since Buss was an avid player in one of the biggest poker tournaments in the world.
The WSOP Twitter page recently sent out in an invite to Kobe Bryant to play in Buss honor:
— WSOP(@wsop) June 10, 2013
Sadly, Kobe responded to the offer but will not be the “black mamba” on the felt table this year:
@wsop Thanks for the invite, means a lot. Doc says no go. I’ll be there in spirit, no bluff. Dr. Buss, best owner ever.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) June 10, 2013
Oh well, there is always Jodie Meeks….