TAG: Mitch Kupchak

College, NBA Draft / Jun 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

5 Prospects Los Angeles Should Take In NBA Draft

Mitch Kupchak

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the stretch run now — we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at each team’s individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with their current and future plans. Read More »

Smack / May 23, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Will “Have To Change His Game” If Byron Scott Coaches Lakers

Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, Byron Scott

Former shooting guard for the “Showtime” Lakers teams of yore Byron Scott interviewed for the Lakers’ coaching vacancy on Tuesday this week. Scott said Kobe Bryant will “have to change his game” if he’s hired as coach, which could represent a challenge for Lakers brass if Kobe’s involved in choosing the next coach. Read More »

Video / May 17, 2014 / 2:35 pm

Watch The Epic Animated “Game Of Thrones” NBA Parody: “Game Of Zones”

LeBron James

Game of Thrones” is easily the most exciting show on television today. Dime’s editor emeritus will battle to the death if you argue otherwise. That’s what makes this “Game of Zones” spoof featuring NBA teams and players as Thrones characters, the most incredible parody of all time. Read More »

Smack / May 16, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Mitch Kupchak Won’t Consult Kobe Bryant On Coaching Search

Kobe Bryant

Earlier this month, Kobe Bryant appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and expressed his desire to be consulted on the Lakers’ coaching search, which Mamba says did not happen when the team hired Mike Brown and Mike D’Antoni. Yesterday, general manager Mitch Kupchak made it clear the hiring of a new coach will be his decision.

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Latest News, NBA / Apr 30, 2014 / 10:10 pm

Report: Mike D’Antoni Resigns As Coach Of Lakers

Mike D'Antoni

The Lakers announced that head coach Mike D’Antoni has resigned as their coach in a press release earlier today. The 62-year-old D’Antoni was under contract through the 2014-15 season, with a team option for 2015-16 D’Antoni was hoping the Lakers would pick up, according to a USA Today report earlier this week. It seems they wouldn’t give him that comfort, so now he’s resigned, ending a tumultuous year for the franchise and coach. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:29 am

Lakers Deny Rex Chapman Rumor John Calipari Will Coach Lakers Next Year

John Calipari

While John Calipari was busy consoling the devastated youngsters he coaches for Kentucky following UConn’s 60-54 win over them in the NCAA Title game, he also had to deal with former NBA player Rex Chapman tweeting that Calipari was going to Los Angeles to coach the Lakers next season. Chapman dropped his bomb on Twitter before the tip-off tonight, but the Lakers have already refuted the claim by the former Wildcat and NBA sharpshooter. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 6, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Valar Morghulis: What NBA Players Need To Know To Win The Game Of Thrones

Game Of Thrones--Joffrey

The fourth season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO tonight and we couldn’t be more excited. Not only is it an addicting show, but the return of Daenerys, Tyrion and that despicable boy king we all love to hate also means we’re closing in on the best point of the NBA calendar. Yes, winter is coming but so are the NBA Playoffs. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Draft Classes Of All Time

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

The 2014 NBA Draft has seen an enormous amount of hype, if it yields anything less than three or four future stars, it will be considered a disappointment. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Dante Exum and Julius Randle highlight a cast of talented youngsters. Assuming some of these NBA hopefuls reach their ceilings, we could be looking back at this draft class as one of the best ever. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 1:40 am

Video: Chris Paul Lobs For Blake Griffin; Mitch Kupchak Smells A Fart

Blake Griffin, Kent Bazemore

We could go on about how the Lakers have experienced a ton of injuries and they’re just treading water until this summer when, well, who knows what happens. But while the Lakers were the home team during Thursday night’s Clippers-Lakers game at the Staples Center arena they both share, it was the purple and gold who appeared ill at ease during a 142-94 stomping at the hands of the Clippers. One play in particular crystalized the awful night for Lakers fans and the joyous occasion for Clippers’ fans. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Feb 20, 2014 / 9:36 pm

Kobe Bryant Tweets His Displeasure With The Steve Blake Trade

Kobe Bryant, Steve Blake

The 2014 trade deadline has passed, and the Lakers have stayed relatively unchanged. LA’s lone move involved sending point guard Steve Blake to Golden State in return for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks, but it was primarily a salary dump and a minor one at that since Blake only stands to make $4 million this year against the cap. But perhaps the biggest problem with Blake’s departure is how close he was with Kobe Bryant, who took to Twitter to voice his disgruntlement with the move. Read More »