NBA: Lakers Name Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations; Fire Mitch Kupchak & Jim Buss

Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss announced today that the team has named Earvin “Magic” Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. In addition, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Furthermore, Jim Buss will no longer hold his role as Lakers Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.

NBA: Lakers GM Says This Season is All About Kobe Bryant, They’ll Develop the Young Players Later

It’s been said and fairly obvious that the Lakers won’t make any major moves or development until Kobe Bryant is gone.  Aside from the rumors that free agents don’t want to play with him, the team is focused on the last season of their franchise superstar.  Coach Byron Scott has been criticized for benching young players like DeAngelo Russell, Julius Randle and others and letting Kobe hijack the offense despite numerous missed shots; aside from tanking, they’re also making sure the focus is on Kobe’s farewell.

NBA: GM Mitch Kupchak Says Lakers “Don’t Have Time” to Build Through the Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers have the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and have a chance to get a game changer like Karl Anthony-Towns or Jahlil Okafor but other than that, the team reportedly has no plans to continue re-building through the draft.

NBA: GM Mitch Kupchak Says Next Season Will Be Kobe Bryant’s Last With The Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said star guard Kobe Bryant has told the GM that the 2015-16 season will be Bryant’s last with the Lakers.

NBA: Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak’s Daughter, Alina, Dead At 15

So Sad! LA Lakers general manager’s daughter, Alina Kupchak, 15, has died after a long term, unspecified illness. Alina was pronounced dead Monday morning. Mitch Kupchak spoke on behalf of his family during such tragic times, expressing “gratitude for everyone’s love, support, thoughts and prayers…” Further details on this tragic story below!

(Video) NBA: Kobe Has NO Chill! Rips Teammates In Practice, Curses Out Team & GM!

You gotta love Kobe, you just have to! He will NEVER bite his tongue for anyone, doesn’t matter who it is! The Lakers season is already a joke this year, and Kobe knows his time is limited to actually be part of a winning team. Combine that with a ugly practice from his teammates and it set Kobe off! He stormed out of practice but made sure to curse out basically the entire team and GM Mitch Kupchak as he walked off saying ” These MF’s ain’t doing s*** for me”, amongst other things. Teammates said after the fact they weren’t mad at him and they kinda looked at it as he is trying to light a fire under them. I guess that could be part of it, but Kobe probably does have a part of him that can’t stand his teammates and the team he is on. I think he has earned the right to air his frustrations!

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