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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...
  • Lakers stay patient as Carmelo Anthony mulls over options

    Day No. 8 came and went without a commitment from Carmelo Anthony. To the Lakers. To the New York Knicks. The Chicago Bulls. To anybody. He remained "torn" on his decision, the New York Daily News attributed to an unnamed friend of Anthony's, and...
  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    The Lakers' relatively quiet off-season finally got going as the franchise made a full-on pitch to New York Knicks free agent Carmelo Anthony. Anthony visited the Lakers on Thursday, after previous meetings with the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and...
  • No World Cup for U.S., but not for lack of effort

    I've never played soccer, I'm not a dedicated fan and I'm strictly a layman in my understanding of the game. However, Tim Howard's performance against Belgium ranks as one of the greatest solo feats I've ever witnessed in team sports, alongside Kellen...
  • Lakers keep playing the free-agent market with a sense of urgency

    Lakers keep playing the free-agent market with a sense of urgency
    Patience doesn't come easy for the Lakers. First-round playoff knockouts lead to Kobe Bryant trade-me rants. Horribly one-sided NBA Finals losses segue into the dispersal of Shaquille O'Neal and Phil Jackson, two of the best ever in their craft....
  • Lakers have a tough road ahead in free agency

    The Lakers got a player they wanted on draft day, the largely hailed selection of Julius Randle boosting their first foray of the off-season. Now comes the really hard part. Free agency begins Monday at 9:01 p.m. Pacific time, the beginning of an...
  • Lakers pitch Carmelo Anthony, Kupchak to meet with LeBron James' agent

    Lakers pitch Carmelo Anthony, Kupchak to meet with LeBron James' agent
    The Lakers made their pitch to Carmelo Anthony on Thursday afternoon with a flash of Hollywood, an appeal to the future, and hope that a connection was made. Then two of their officials hopped on a private jet and headed to Cleveland to meet with LeBron...
  • Report: Lakers pitch to Anthony went 'really well'

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Recasts and updates Anthony has left Lakers facility Report: Lakers pitch to Anthony went 'really well' It was the Lakers' turn Thursday to try to woo free agent forward Carmelo Anthony to join Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles....
  • Lakers go Hollywood in meeting with Carmelo Anthony

    Lakers go Hollywood in meeting with Carmelo Anthony
    The Lakers went Hollywood in their 2½-hour meeting Thursday with free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony. Big time. Executives from Anschutz Entertainment Group and Time Warner Cable pitched him on the size and scope of the Los Angeles market. Movie producer...
  • Lakers have big plans for frontcourt: Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol

    Lakers have big plans for frontcourt: Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol
    The Lakers are envisioning a future with Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol together in their frontcourt, hoping to make it a reality with step one Thursday. The Lakers will meet with Anthony at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, pitching their...