Kobe might get at least a part-time West return
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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Kobe Bryant says he wants out of Los Angeles or does he? Bryant went on 1050 ESPN Radio in New York on May 30 and told Stephen A. Smith that he wants to be traded. Later in the day, Bryant went on Dan Patrick's ESPN Radio Show and said he wants to be a Laker for the rest of his career.
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