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Mitch Kupchak

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  • Byron Scott assured Kobe Bryant he had his best interests at heart

    Byron Scott assured Kobe Bryant he had his best interests at heart
    How does someone ask a living legend to, ahem, sit out some games and rest? Very lightly, it turns out. Byron Scott approached Kobe Bryant by reminding him of their relationship. How long it had lasted. And how much longer it would continue. "Before I...
  • Lakers FYI: Might one good Gasol (Pau) deserve another (Marc)?

    Lakers FYI: Might one good Gasol (Pau) deserve another (Marc)?
    The Lakers went from middling team to championship contender when they acquired forward-center Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008. Could they accelerate their rebuilding process this summer when his brother Marc Gasol hits free agency? The...
  • Father's diagnosis affected Jordan Clarkson on the court

    Father's diagnosis affected Jordan Clarkson on the court
    Jordan Clarkson didn't get off the bench in the Lakers' latest game, as if that was even close to a travesty. His real edification on the unpredictability of life came last year, after the best game of his college career at Missouri. He had just...
  • Alina Kupchak, 15, daughter of Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, dies

    Alina Kupchak, 15, daughter of Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, dies
    The Lakers announced sad news Monday in a statement on the team's website: “Alina Claire Kupchak, daughter of Lakers General Manager Mitch and his wife Claire, passed away this morning at the age of 15 after a lengthy illness. The family asks...
  • L.A. finally sees the true Kobe Bryant, and it's a pleasure to behold

    L.A. finally sees the true Kobe Bryant, and it's a pleasure to behold
    Some days, he laughs like we've never heard him laugh. Other days, he barks with a startling chill. One moment he rages with competitiveness. The next moment, his throat is thick with humility. He winces in pain. He reflects with wisdom. He jokes...
  • Is Kobe Bryant done in the NBA after his contract expires? 'Maybe'

    Is Kobe Bryant done in the NBA after his contract expires? 'Maybe'
    Kobe Bryant is in the first season of a two-year, $48.5-million extension. Would he consider playing beyond his current contract, if the Lakers managed to quickly build a contender before the 2016-17 season? "It don't know, maybe," Bryant said after...
  • Julius Randle off crutches as 2014 draft class limps through season

    Julius Randle off crutches as 2014 draft class limps through season
    Julius Randle was hard at work at Lakers' practice on Wednesday, rehabilitating his mending right leg. "I'm off crutches. I'm walking around, just trying to get the strength back in my leg," said Randle, who is out for the season after breaking his...
  • Lakers Coach Byron Scott still weighing whether to rest Kobe Bryant

    Lakers Coach Byron Scott still weighing whether to rest Kobe Bryant
    The Lakers (8-19) face a difficult schedule this week, playing four games against high-caliber teams: the Golden State Warriors (22-3), Chicago Bulls (17-9), Dallas Mavericks (20-8) and Phoenix Suns (15-14). With Kobe Bryant laboring through recent...
  • Lakers' Jordan Hill is having an off month

    Lakers' Jordan Hill is having an off month
    Jordan Hill was the Lakers' second-best player going into December. Now he's not even the second-best player in their frontcourt. Hill has been rolling downhill since the calendar turned from November, his double-doubles replaced almost entirely by...
  • No surprise Kobe struggling to deal with losing

    No surprise Kobe struggling to deal with losing
    Kobe Bryant soon will pass Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. That is unless another of his body parts goes out or he is suspended for threatening great bodily harm to his teammates. In a most predictable of scenarios,...
  • Lakers 'soft like Charmin,' Kobe Bryant says at trash-talking scrimmage

    Lakers 'soft like Charmin,' Kobe Bryant says at trash-talking scrimmage
    Kobe Bryant finally erupted, letting loose some steam, and plenty of expletives, at Lakers' practice Thursday. He trash-talked with Nick Young. Called teammates "soft like Charmin." Yelled to General Manager Mitch Kupchak that the Lakers' reserves...