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Mitch Kupchak Basically Tells Kobe Bryant to Shut Up

by Robert Littal | Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2012
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Kupchak had to say something.

So he released a statement telling everyone to chill on the public remarks about who will or won’t be traded.

In response to comments made by Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol after last night’s game against the Phoenix Suns, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak issued the following statement today:

“As a former player, I understand how the days leading up to the trade deadline can be nerve-wracking for an NBA player. Nonetheless, as General Manager of the Lakers, I have a responsibility to ownership, our fans and the players on this team to actively pursue opportunities to improve the team for this season and seasons to come. To say publicly that we would not do this would serve no purpose and put us at a competitive disadvantage. Taking such a course of action at this time would be a disservice to ownership, the team and our many fans.

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  1. Pedro says:

    “I have a responsibility to ownership, our fans and
    the players on this team to actively pursue
    opportunities to improve the team for this season
    and seasons to come.”

    Well Mr. Kupchak you haven’t improve the team at all. First you you hire the wrong head coach, second you trade Lamar Odom for garbage, third you had a chance to get rid of the player formerly known as Ron Artest by releasing him without hurting the salary cap and you didn’t, fourth you signed a bunch of new guys that are journeymen at best and fifth you are trying to trade Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum to get what; a selfish center that probably will not coexist with Kobe Bryant or aqny of the other players. So, please Mr. Kupchak explain to me how are you improving the team???

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