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Old 05-27-2007, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Breaking News- Kobe: "Bring back Jerry West or trade me"

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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.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2884339

EDIT: Update on it-Bryant said he did not link his future with the Lakers to the hiring of West, as ESPN.com reported Sunday.

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Bryant has maintained a relationship with West since his NBA career began and made no secret of his desire for the Lakers to bring him on board, which could be awkward for General Manager Mitch Kupchak, who was West's protege.

"My feeling on Jerry West is I trust him completely," Bryant said. "I don't want to get into people believing me to be bashing anybody.

"Mitch is a great guy. All I can go by is what has happened with this team the last two years, and I know Jerry West is a guy who's great at what he does.

"He wants to win and he wants to win right now. I can roll with that, even if we don't have the complete turnaround we're hoping to have this summer. Just having him back in the nucleus will help."

Lakers officials declined to comment about West, who will complete an up-and-down five-year run as the Memphis Grizzlies' director of basketball operations when his contract expires July 1.

The Lakers couldn't begin negotiations with West until that time, although a source close to West said he might simply choose to retire.

If not, West would have to consider whether to return to the team. West and Kupchak are close friends, and West would have to weigh the public's perception and Kupchak's feelings of such a move as undermining Kupchak's authority, even if West returns only as a consultant.

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson would be fine with West returning, said a source close to Jackson, despite the fact West and Jackson were not on overly friendly terms when West stepped down in 2000.

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Bryant said he did not link his future with the Lakers to the hiring of West, as ESPN.com reported Sunday. He has not asked for a trade and did not foresee seeking one if West was not hired.

"I would love for him to be a part of this," Bryant said. "But it's not something where I demand he comes here. All I can do is offer my thoughts. I love being a Laker. I want to retire a Laker. I want to fix this thing, or at least help any way I can."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...adlines-sports

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Old 05-27-2007, 05:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Breaking News- Kobe: "Bring back Jerry West or trade me"

HOLY ****! I just saw that too.
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:29 PM   #3
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**** YES KOBE! good call.
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:29 PM   #4
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Default Re: Breaking News- Kobe: "Bring back Jerry West or trade me"

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He said he DOESNT want to be traded but he cant waste any more time if this organization isnt serious about winning.

Basically he wants Mitch out. Thank you Kobe

where can I get the actual quote? it's not on espn.com
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:29 PM   #5
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Just turned to the channel to see if it's true. It is.

Kupchak might as well start packing his stuff up now.
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:30 PM   #6
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where can I get the actual quote? it's not on espn.com

ESPNEWS just had Ric Bucher live. Its on the breaking news segment. If you have that channel, its on there.

Also, the rumors all morning is that Kobe is fed up with Mitch.
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:31 PM   #7
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trade to minnesota!!!!!! .wouldnt that be the funniest thing ever after all these laker fans demanding KG to LA trades, kobe goes to minnesota

foye, craig smith, mccants, jaric, this years pick and another pick or two

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Old 05-27-2007, 05:32 PM   #8
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Default Re: Breaking News- Kobe: "Bring back Jerry West or trade me"

Well, if he's traded, keep him away from my team.
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:33 PM   #9
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I'm a bit disappointed by Kobe. Why couldn't he just keep this matter private? He is probably the most recognizable NBA player and the media is clearly going to run away with this story now. Not to mention it proves all his detractors right who will say "I told you so".

Oh well, at least there is some drama in the NBA.
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:33 PM   #10
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Isn't West done with Memphis after the draft?

He was probably going to go back to the Lakers anway.
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:33 PM   #11
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Bye Mitch
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:34 PM   #12
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Bucher said he talked to Kobe and he (kobe) much said he wants Jerry West back with total control or to be traded. But then again, Kobe DOESN'T want to leave LA, he just wants changes.
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:34 PM   #13
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He just made the move that would be perfect for KG. Basically saying fire this ****ty GM or trade me.
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:34 PM   #14
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its all kobe's fault anyways...he was the one who demanded shaq be traded and phil gone...then he realized phil leaving was a bad mistake. he's screwed up. i hate it how he thinks he can get whatever he wants, but he prolly will.

HEY KOBE...join KG up in minny
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:34 PM   #15
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Default Re: Breaking News- Kobe: "Bring back Jerry West or trade me"

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Isn't West done with Memphis after the draft?

He was probably going to go back to the Lakers anway.

I heard Lakers were gonna sign him as a consultant for Mitch.
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