Jerry West Rumors
Whether Bryant will retire or try to make it through one more season concerns West. “In many ways, it’s sad to see an athlete whose time is near the end of his career,” West said. “But depending on how he plays, you never know, he might play more. “He’s said he’s not going to play any more, but I think he’s so competitive, I don’t know how he would say no and goodbye to the sport.”
“All of the analytical guys that have started to play a big role in it, and frankly, I’m not a big analytical person,” West told Sirius XM on Friday. “Give me the best players, and give me a great coach, and we’ll beat these analytically-based organizations all the time.
“And I know they have their role. I know they have their place in basketball. But I see a lot of teams that follow that line, and I don’t see a lot of success there. “I’m not knocking analytical people at all. But just give me the best players, and give me the best competitors, and I will show you a team that has a great chance to win every year.”