"So wait a minute -- Jerry West wanted back, and the Lakers said no?"
As a critical offseason approaches for the Los Angeles Lakers, Petros and Money ponder why the franchise declined the opportunity to welcome back Lakers icon Jerry West into the front office.
West made his desire clear that he wanted to return to the team, but as Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding notes, the Lakers didn't see how he fit into their recent front office changes.
GM Rob Pelinka's ability to call Kobe and Vanessa Bryant is impressive, and the outlook under Pelinka and Magic Johnson is certainly brighter than it was earlier this year. But that doesn't provide an excuse to not bring back the NBA executive that helped build the current Warriors team -- and a total of seven NBA Champions.
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