Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Says Kobe Bryant Needs To Practice Patience

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak sat down for a 45-minute press conference on Friday, closing out the franchise’s worst season since its move to LA. Although Kobe Bryant was in Paris celebrating his anniversary with his wife, Kupchak had some words of advice on patience for the guard. “I’ve already used the word patience I think once or twice, so if [Bryant...
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Kobe & Vanessa Celebrate 13 years, Adrienne Bosh celebrates 29 & Pro Athlete Wives For Charity

Let’s catch up with a few of your favorite NBA wives  – we won’t call them “Basketball Wives” cause that’s just the title of a reality show, right? This week Kobe and Vanessa Bryant celebrated 13 years of marriage, Chris Bosh’s wife Adrienne was also in Paris, celebrating her 29th birthday with friends courtesy of the Mr. and The First Sports Wives of New York donned...
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Mitch Kupchak on Kobe Bryant: “He’s not the most patient person in the world”

PHOTO: L.A. Times Last month, Kobe Bryant was asked whether he had “the patience” to wait until the summer of 2015 to make big changes when players such as Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo could be free agents. He made it pretty clear in his reply just how he felt about the possibility of going through another rebuilding year like this one. “No. No. No. Nope. Not one lick,” Bryant...
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Mitch Kupchak: I didn't Kobe was going to France

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant is allegedly in France. Earlier this week, The Los Angeles Times reported the five-time NBA champion traveled to France with his family before the end of the regular season. The news came as a surprise to Lakers brass. "I did not know he was leaving town," Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday as the team concluded their exit interviews...
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Lakers GM: Re-signing Pau Gasol is a priority

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday during the team’s exit interviews that re-signing Pau Gasol is a priority. Kupchak on Gasol: “Absolutely he’s a priority. If you look at the free agents, there probably isn’t anyone as good as Pau on the board.” — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 18, 2014 Gasol has said he plans to listen to offers this summer...
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Kupchak: Trading Lottery Pick 'Possibility' For Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers may have their highest pick in over 30 years this year, but they appear interested in trading it away. "I think there’s a possibility," said Kupchak when asked about a trade of the pick. The Lakers may look to accelerate their rebuilding efforts around Kobe Bryant and their cap space.
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How the Los Angeles Lakers Can Be Relevant in 2014-15

How the Los Angeles Lakers Can Be Relevant in 2014-15 The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t missed the playoffs since the 2004-2005 season. They also haven’t had a season this bad in, well, forever. Their season was lost a while ago and now it’s time to focus on the future. Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash have already been shut down due to injuries, so the front office must move forward...
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Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant flies out to Europe for vacation; will begin intense training program upon return

Photo: L.A. Times Before the Los Angeles Lakers began their season finale in San Antonio on Wednesday night, the Black Mamba was gone. With the aim of making the most of his offseason, Bryant took an early vacation to France with his wife, Vanessa, for their 13th wedding anniversary, according to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding. However, upon his return, it appears that Bryant will...
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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant says this season was “s***,” but next year “will be epic”

PHOTO: L.A. Times This was probably the worst year of Kobe Bryant’s basketball life. Sure, he’s had some trials and tribulations off the court, though he’s never experienced this kind of season before. In fact, none of us have. This season, the purple and gold went 27-55 for a .329 winning percentage making them the worst Lakers team Los Angeles has ever seen. For that reason...
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Chris Kaman, Jordan Hill open to Lakers return depending on changes this summer

Today is day one of the Lakers’ 2014 exit interviews, and one thing is clear: The guards love Mike D’Antoni (well, aside from Kobe Bryant who is now on vacation in France) and the bigs hate him. OK, hate may be a bit of an extreme word – after all, nobody really has a bad word for D’Antoni as a person – though it’s obvious that his system doesn’t cater for the big guys...
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Kobe Bryant on LA Lakers’ Terrible Season: “Flush it. Forget it.”

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered their worst season in franchise history, standing just two games in front of the Utah Jazz for the worst record in the Western Conference. Kobe Bryant was absent at the Staples Center toward the tail end of the season, most recently missing Wednesday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs to vacation in France with his family. The Lakers have...
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Lakers’ Kobe Bryant: ‘Next season will be epic’

Kobe Bryant has been focused on his rehabilitation from a fractured knee, and has distanced himself from the Los Angeles Lakers, who just wrapped up their worst season in franchise history. But Bryant plans to be ready to lead the Lakers next season. S*** season. Flush it. Forget it #amnesia Next Season will be epic #blackout #bussfam — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 16, 2014...
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Kobe Bryant refers to Lakers’ season as ‘s–t,’ instructs fans to ‘flush it’

Kobe Bryant, as he is wont to do, didn’t pull punches, mince words or hold back one iota when expressing his thoughts on the miserable season the Los Angeles Lakers have endured. The usually competitive Lakers finished the season with an atrocious 27-55 record, the most losses by the team in franchise history. Given that […] The post Kobe Bryant refers to Lakers’ season as...
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Showtime greenlights documentary on Lakers star Kobe Bryant

For those of you who happen to be big fans of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, then this news might be right up your alley. The fine folks over at Showtime have decided to greenlight a documentary project around Kobe’s life and times tentatively called, “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”. To go more in-depth on the project, we head to TVByTheNumbers for a look at parts of the press...
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Showtime Greenlights Documentary on Kobe’s Life And Career

Since entering the league in 1996, Kobe Bryant has long been one of the most interesting and controversial players in the NBA. From team drama, to rape charges, to ridiculous rap videos, Bryant has constantly been a hot topic in all of sports. With his career winding down, Showtime has decided now is the time to document and show the world what the Kobe Bryant experience really is...
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Showtime To Air All Access Documentary On Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is set to begin an epic six month training program that will vault him back to the top of basketball supremacy.   According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN L.A. via Showtime,  the network will provide an All Access view of Bryant in documentary titled: Kobe Bryant’s Muse. via Showtime Press Release: SHOWTIME® AND KOBE BRYANT FIND THEIR MUSE KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE ...
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Kobe Bryant To Intensify Workouts Next Week

Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting and will begin a six-month training program next week upon his return from a family trip to Europe. Bryant fractured his left knee on Dec. 17, just six games after returning from a torn Achillies tendon. Bryant left for a short family trip to France ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers' season finale against the San Antonio...
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Kobe Bryant Cleared to Return

Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting and will begin an intense six-month training program next week after he returns from a family trip to Europe. He is continuing to recover from a fractured knee he suffered on December 17th against the Memphis Grizzlies after returning to the floor after suffering a ruptured Achilles almost a year ago.  The injury came just...
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Kobe Bryant Sums Up Lakers Season in Perfect Tweet; Calls it a S*** Season

When the Spurs/Lakers game comes to an end it will bring about the conclusion of the worst season in the history of the Los Angeles Lakers. The only thing worse than playing through a season like that would be to have to sit back and watch it knowing you could make a difference--like Kobe Bryant had to.So when the Black Mamba tweeted out his feelings on the season it was not hard...
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Kobe to begin program next week

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting and will begin an intense, six-month training program next week upon his return from a short family trip to Europe, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. Bryant has been ramping up his activity level in recent weeks as he recovers from a fracture in his left knee suffered December 17...
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Kobe ditches final Lakers' game for trip to France

If the Los Angeles Lakers’s team photo wasn’t enough to convince you of Kobe Bryant’s feelings towards the 2013-14 NBA season, news of his early vacation surely will. The Lakers tip off against the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night for the final game of the regular season, the outcome of which is inconsequential, as their final record will officially become the worst record...
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Kobe Bryant Flushes Lakers ******* Season’ On Twitter

Kobe Bryant went on Twitter to put the nail in the Lakers' "**** season" by flushing it down the pipes.
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Kobe Bryant wants to forget this Lakers season according to tweet

Later tonight, the Los Angeles Lakers season will finally come to an end as the team will miss the playoffs for the first time in ten years. Earlier today, Kobe Bryant send out a tweet to his Twitter followers stating that he wants them to forget about this season. He also made a comparison to a bodily functions while doing so: S*** season. Flush it. Forget it #amnesia Next Season...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant Spending Last Part of Season in France

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is one of the winningest players in NBA history and he’s had enough of the team’s pathetic 2013-2014 season. He’s so sick of losing that he’s starting his summer vacation early, according to reports. The  L.A. Times is reporting that Bryant and his family flew to France on either Tuesday or Wednesday, before the team’s season actually...
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Kobe Bryant already on vacation

S*** season. Flush it. Forget it #amnesia Next Season will be epic #blackout #bussfam — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 16, 2014 Reportedly, Bryant is already in France enjoying his summer vacation. After tonight, about half the league will officially join him on vacation too and doing the same thing as Kobe. Minus the Buss family and Lakers “mystique.”
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