Kobe BryantHOOPSWORLD.COM: Kobe Bryant has stepped up his offseason game, applying massive pressure to the Los Angeles Lakers “requesting” change. As reported by ESPN, Bryant wants Jerry West to return to the Lakers with full control, otherwise he’ll demand a trade.
West is currently employed by the Memphis Grizzlies but is scheduled to leave as of July 1. In the meantime, Bryant may get fined for tampering.Now the hard part . . . what do the Lakers do now?

Kobe Bryant has stepped up his offseason game, applying massive pressure to the Los Angeles Lakers “requesting” change. As reported by ESPN, Bryant wants Jerry West to return to the Lakers with full control, otherwise he’ll demand a trade.

West is currently employed by the Memphis Grizzlies but is scheduled to leave as of July 1. In the meantime, Bryant may get fined for tampering.

Now the hard part . . . what do the Lakers do now?

Offer Jerry West the Job
The Lakers can quickly accede to Bryant’s demand, getting on the phone the first day of July and offer West the position of General Manager.

In this scenario he can accept the job, reject it or compromise with a position as “consultant.”

For West to accept, Mitch Kupchak would either have to be fired or reassigned. It would be a very public rebuke . . . one that West may not be willing accept.

Remember, Kupchak is West’s protégé. There is much loyalty between the two. West may not take the job based on that alone.

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  • http://yahoo.com Christopher

    Kobe to step up yiur game is to play as a team not a one man game.

  • Kobe_Rizvanolli

    christopher shut up. dont u understand that he had to do that? u wanted him to play with smush? nah….