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Mitch Kupchak

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  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony predicts another comeback for Kobe Bryant

    It's been heard before, and quite a bit in recent years: Kobe Bryant will come back from (insert injury here) and prove everybody wrong. It was uttered again by Carmelo Anthony, the latest to predict a productive return for Bryant, whose season ended...
  • Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says Kobe Bryant is worth it

    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says Kobe Bryant is worth it
    Kobe Bryant was all smiles when he talked about his $48.5-million contract extension in November 2013, saying he would "run through a wall" for the Lakers to prove they were right and everybody who doubted them was wrong. But were they right? It's a...
  • Bulls' Pau Gasol receives the ovation he deserves from Lakers fans

    Bulls' Pau Gasol receives the ovation he deserves from Lakers fans
    The applause swelled as fans at Staples Center rose to their feet Thursday, generously welcoming back Pau Gasol and the memories of better times, of moments such as the one shown on the video board of Gasol leaning on the NBA championship trophy after one...
  • Lakers don't get an imperfect 10, beating Bulls, 123-118

    Lakers don't get an imperfect 10, beating Bulls, 123-118
    Sorry, Lakers from the 1993-94 season. The record is still yours. The modern-day Lakers ended a nine-game losing streak, one short of tying the franchise record, after an inspired 123-118 double-overtime victory Thursday against the Chicago Bulls. The...
  • Letters: It's wait till next year for Kobe Bryant

    Letters: It's wait till next year for Kobe Bryant
    If Mitch Kupchak truly has no regrets about signing Kobe to the $48.5-million contract, then he needs to be removed from his position as general manager. Essentially, he mortgaged two years of the Lakers' future in order to reward an employee for past...
  • Kobe Bryant's contract extension was '100%' right thing, Kupchak says

    Kobe Bryant's contract extension was '100%' right thing, Kupchak says
    It was a simple question, and it went directly to the center of a struggling franchise and its rapidly aging megastar. Did the Lakers do the right thing by giving Kobe Bryant that two-year, $48.5-mlllion contract extension in November 2013? “...
  • Kobe Bryant shares video of doctor diagnosing torn rotator cuff

    The Lakers are awaiting a final decision on the treatment plan for Kobe Bryant and his torn right rotator cuff. Season-ending surgery remains an option, if not a likelihood, but before a decision is made Bryant will be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of...
  • Kobe Bryant injures shoulder in loss to Pelicans

    Kobe Bryant injures shoulder in loss to Pelicans
    NEW ORLEANS — Kobe Bryant slung a designer backpack over his shoulders — both of them, it was important to note — and talked about something eminently important to him. He left a game because of a sore right shoulder from a third-...
  • Lakers aren't all there, making loss to Suns a little more painful

    Lakers aren't all there, making loss to Suns a little more painful
    It's impossible to miss him as you walk down the long hallway outside the Phoenix Suns locker room. Steve Nash is pictured there on the colorful walls, hoisting an NBA MVP trophy above his floppy hair, not far from the big, bold orange numbers...
  • Lakers preserving Kobe Bryant's health

    Lakers preserving Kobe Bryant's health
    Instead of "rest," the Lakers could cite "future" as a reason for continuing to sit Kobe Bryant. Next season is already affecting the Lakers, who have sidelined Bryant eight of the last 15 games. Looking ahead was "part of the process," Lakers Coach...
  • Lakers looking toward future while frequently sitting Kobe Bryant

    Next season’s outlook is directly affecting the Lakers, who have turned an eye toward the future as part of their reasoning for sitting Kobe Bryant for several games. Bryant will not play Monday against the Phoenix Suns, marking his eighth absence...