Kobe Wants Back In LA, But Jackson Undecided

UTL SportsCorrespondent IJune 19, 2009

Los Angeles, California - Kobe Bryant has announced he's coming back to LA, even if he declines his option on his contract. But, Phil Jackson is still undecided. 

"I'm not going anywhere. I know I ain't going nowhere, so it's just a waste of out breaths just talking about it." said Bryant. 

Coach Phil Jackson is not quite in the same boat. Almost 64, Jackson has a few health problems facing him that have been factoring in on his decision on returning to the Lakers or not.

This past season, Jackson missed 2 games due to pain in his legs, caused by plantar fasciitis. 

"I'm emotionally tied up with these guys. They've embraced what I try to do, and they've embraced the way I try to do it." he said, in reference to the Lakers.

Bryant has contacted the LA Lakers owner (Jerry Buss) to resign young Tevor Ariza, and big-man Lamar Odom. Both of their contracts expire this upcoming July. Bryant said it was "Extremely critical" to bring back Ariza and Odom.

With a 4th NBA Championship under his belt, Kobe is finally happy to be back with his family. "It's going to be very relaxing.No evil flashbacks" he said, talking about last years finals loss to the Celtics.

We will just have to wait and see though, if Jackson will come back to try and win his 11th ring. 

Written by Cal Rogers, Admin of UTL Sports