TAG: Mitch Kupchak

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

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

John Calipari

John Calipari (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

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

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

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

Blake Griffin, Kent Bazemore (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

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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

Kobe Bryant, Steve Blake (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

Latest News, NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 12:16 pm

Report: Kobe Bryant Signs Two-Year, $48 Million Extension

Jim Buss, Kobe Bryant, Mitch Kupchak

Jim Buss, Kobe Bryant, Mitch Kupchak (photo. @LakersReporter)

According to Ramona Shelburne and Chris Broussard of ESPN, the Lakers and Kobe Bryant have agreed on a two-year, $48 million extension keeping Kobe as a “Laker for life.” The extension will make Kobe the NBA’s highest paid player in both seasons as he collects $23.5 million in 2014-15 and $25 million in 2015-16 when he turns 37 years old in what will be his 20th season in a Laker uniform. Read More »

NBA, Video / Oct 23, 2013 / 1:45 pm

20 Craziest Fights In NBA History

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Gone are the days where two NBA teams who straight-up didn’t like each other could get together and elevate their rivalry with a brawl. Good riddance. Those who enjoy watching titans inflict pain on each other can find plenty of other vices to quench their thirst for violence. In fact, there are entire weekends devoted to it, with the college and professional rankings of football dedicated to humans crashing into each other and hoping they hurt their opponent as much as they want to hurt them. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 26, 2013 / 9:15 am

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Says No Coach Has Been Able To Control Kobe Bryant

Mitch Kupchak

Mitch Kupchak (photo. Instagram/lakers)

The Lakers hopes for another playoff berth this season hinge on the health of Kobe Bryant and his surgically repaired Achilles’ tendon. That put a bit of a damper on the mood surrounding GM Mitch Kupchak on Wednesday while he addressed media at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo, California in the week leading up to the opening of training camp. Read More »

NBA / Sep 4, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Phil Jackson Continues To Consult For The Lakers Despite Buss Sibling Rivalry

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (photo. @JeanieBuss)

The present situation with the Los Angeles Lakers is bizarre. Jeanie Buss, the team’s executive vice president and brains behind the most popular brand in the NBA, still defers to her older brother, Jim Buss, on basketball decisions. But she is engaged to Phil Jackson, and she revealed to the Los Angeles Daily News’ Mark Medina that the Zen Master still consults for the Lakers. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 29, 2013 / 9:27 am

Video: Dwight Howard Has Words With Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak

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In case you didn’t catch this during the Lakers‘ fitting mess of a finale yesterday (or the 7,000 replays on SportsCenter this morning), this could very likely be the last image we see of Dwight Howard in a purple and gold uniform: Yelling at GM Mitch Kupchak on his way to the locker room after getting ejected in the second half: Read More »