A second chance for another ring

Updated: February 3, 2005, 12:08 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

It's not often anyone can return to the scene of an accident, unhook the mangled vehicles, review the mistakes made and resume the course they were on prior to the collision. Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant have that chance.

To pass on it -- or do anything less than their best to convince Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss to provide that chance -- would be a monumental mistake by both of them.

"It's unfinished business," says Lakers executive VP Jeanie Buss. "Kobe has a ...

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