I see where Mitch Kupchak said this season is about saying farewell to Kobe Bryant. Seems to me it's more like this season is about saying farewell to this season.
I was at the Lakers' shoot-around Sunday morning, and when Mitch Kupchak said to all of us fans that the team's focus this season was to bid farewell to Kobe Bryant and not develop the young players, the entire audience gasped. Did he actually tell us that Kobe's farewell tour was more important than the future of this franchise? Yes, indeed he did.
He also revealed to all of us the basic pitch the free agents heard last summer. It sounded something like this: Come...