Found August 19, 2012 on CJ Sports NFL Talk:
Picture Ladies and gentleman, basketball fans alike we have been duped.Ladies and gentleman, basketball fans alike we have been duped. The world told us Mitch Kupchak was an incompetent, bubbling, puppet, who was incapable of rebuilding the Los Angeles Lakers into a championship team. Oh how we were all wrong. Los Angeles Laker fans have created petitions and online websites denouncing all things Kupchak. The streets of Figueroa were laced with cries of “We Want West”. All this was done under the belief that Mitch Kupchak was incapable of successfully doing his job. Yet, there was no proof to substantiate this belief. A differing mind is not always an inferior mind. The frustration with Kupchak and infatuation with West has always been a bit perplexing. West has gotten an abundance of credit for his tenure with L.A. When in actuality it was Pete Newell who acquired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and made the trade that landed the draft pick to select Magic Johnson. It was Bill Sharman who secured Jamaal Wilkes from the Golden State Warriors, who made the trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers that secured the pick used to grab James Worthy, who traded for Bob McAdoo, and who drafted Magic Johnson.

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