ESPN: Kobe Bryant isn’t happy with the Lakers’ direction and wants Jerry West back in Los Angeles to fix things.
Bryant told ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher that he wants the Lakers to bring West back to the organization and give him full authority. If the Lakers don’t want to do that, Bryant said he wants to be traded.
Bryant is frustrated that the team has not made any significant moves since it re-signed him.
“I want to see us get to a contending level,” he told The Los Angeles Times. “I want to see us become a championship contender. It’s been a frustrating process for me and I’m sure it’s been a frustrating process for all Laker fans. I’m just hoping we can get to that level. I’m still frustrated. I’m waiting for them to make some changes.
Mitch Kupchak is the current Lakers general manager.