Kobe might get at least a part-time West return

Originally Published: May 28, 2007
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Kobe Bryant can count on getting some of what he's demanding from the Lakers.

That's the feeling I'm getting from Lakerland in the wake of the blast reported Sunday by our own Ric Bucher: Kobe wants Jerry West to return as the organization's lead decision-maker if the Lakers expect Kobe to stay with them.

The most likely scenario as of Sunday night, according to team sources, is that West will indeed rejoin the Lakers as a consultant this summer after becoming a front-office ...

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