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Mitch Kupchak

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  • During 'Showtime,' he was an extra

    Mark Landsberger, apropos of his modest NBA career, makes only a barely noticed cameo in one of the most frequently replayed video highlights in NBA history. That's Landsberger, in his No. 54 Lakers jersey, tracking Julius Erving at the baseline as the...
  • Handicapping the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes

    Handicapping the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes
    Baltimore's most prominent basketballer, Carmelo Anthony, has been the subject of trade talk since his wedding this summer. As my colleague Kevin Van Valkenburg wrote in this feature last month, the uncertainty and the negative feedback from Denver...
  • Who wins this battle: Bryant or Kupchak?

    Kupchak has the power K.C. Johnson Chicago Tribune Look, Kobe Bryant and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak are far more similar than different, wired to win at all costs. Kupchak may do so in a far more behind-the-scenes manner. But both bleed purple and...
  • Dodgers' Stan Kasten nominates Mitch Kupchak for ice bucket challenge

    Dodgers' Stan Kasten nominates Mitch Kupchak for ice bucket challenge
    On Tuesday, Stan Kasten, Dodgers president and chief executive, accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge after being nominated by the San Francisco Giants. The challenge, which involves getting doused with a bucket of ice, is an Internet sensation designed...
  • TCA 2014: Kobe Bryant wants to score with Showtime documentary

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is not only preparing for the final phase of his championship career, he's also getting ready for his close-up. Bryant is the focus of an upcoming documentary, "Kobe Bryant's Muse," a feature-length film about his...
  • Old friends show up to praise new Lakers Coach Byron Scott

    Old friends show up to praise new Lakers Coach Byron Scott
    Byron Scott's first news conference as Lakers coach was so much like a class reunion it was natural for the guests of honor to call each other by their old nicknames. Jamaal Wilkes was "Silk." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was "Cap." Magic Johnson, conspicuous...
  • Byron Scott sees tough road ahead for Lakers, but they'll play defense

    Byron Scott sees tough road ahead for Lakers, but they'll play defense
    Byron Scott wouldn't go on record as saying the Lakers will make the playoffs this coming season, but he vowed the team will surprise some of the naysayers. "I expect us to compete every night," said Byron Scott on radio Thursday to "The Dan Patrick...
  • Lakers' roster climbs to 12 with Monday signing of Wesley Johnson

    Lakers' roster climbs to 12 with Monday signing of Wesley Johnson
    The Lakers officially increased their roster to 12 on Monday with the re-signing of forward Wesley Johnson. "I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after taking such great strides last season,"...
  • Ryan Kelly officially re-signs with Lakers

    The Lakers officially signed second-year forward Ryan Kelly to a two-year contract on Monday. The team had made Kelly a restricted free agent with a $1-million qualifying offer. Kelly will receive $1.65 million for the coming season and $1.72 million...
  • Lakers re-sign F Johnson

    The Sports Xchange Lakers re-sign F Johnson The Los Angeles Lakers re-signed free agent forward Wesley Johnson, the team announced Monday. Terms of the agreement were not released, but the Los Angeles Times reported the deal was expected to be for one...
  • Lakers announce hiring of Scott

    The Sports Xchange Lakers announce hiring of Scott The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Monday that they signed Byron Scott to a multi-year contract to be their head coach. ESPN reported Saturday that the Lakers and Scott agreed on a four-year, $17...
  • Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track

    Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track
    Can the Lakers rebound from last year's injury-plagued, defenseless travesty of a 27-win season under Mike D'Antoni? It would be hard for any coach not to do better than that, but Byron Scott is the right hire to help get the Lakers back on track....