Well I uploaded this video for those who missed it. Here is Jim Gray asking about Lakers landing a KG or J.O. type of player. Mitch’s responce: “It’s hard to make a deal.”

  • LakerKobe4Life

    Timberwolves are playin hardball right now, trust me, they’ll fold and eventually they’ll have to trade KG to the Lakers because that’s the only good deal they’ll get out of Kevin Garnett.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    One thing I noticed… pay attention to Mitch’s face when Jim Gray says it’s been about “three weeks” that you’ve been on the phone.

    I see a little smirk… hmmmmmm… Anyone else notice?

    Also, I didn’t want to post the whole interview – nothing much there.

  • Lakers305

    This will be by far the most watched NBA draft ever, you mean to tell me that this is already on Youtube??

    Stephen A smith is right: Mitch Kupchak looks like he was about to cry, dude is stuck between a rock and a hard place.

  • kb24 kg21=gold

    It’s tough to make a deal and easy to lose Kobe at the same time. Find a deal and make it, Kupcake.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Lakers305, I put this clip up :)

  • Brandon

    Oh you have to love Mitch Upchuck.

  • ericthaimyshoe

    LD2k how’d you get this clip and how is it SO CLEAR? Lol.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    [quote comment=”3297″]LD2k how’d you get this clip and how is it SO CLEAR? Lol.[/quote]
    I uploaded it. I’m capping the entire draft.

  • lakerfan_24

    the lakers will make the right deal to get to the next level. all you guys saying kupchak is a fucking dumbass, i say all laker fans will forgive mitch for getting crapy players but after this summer people will love him for the trade to come. i think kg will be a laker by 2morrow if not then something big will happen(maybe not by to 2morrow).kobe will be a laker next season and we will be winning playoff series with kobe.lakers were good before all the injuries.no one was complaing then. with a couple of trades hopefully the kg one the lakers will be better. mostly everyone is losing hope on the lakers and kg. the twolves will have no choice but to trade with the lakers or they get nothing. everything will be fine. we drafted jarvis because if the kg trade will happen either him or farmer will go to the twolves. most likely farmer because he has more value.

  • nyla

    I missed the whole interview and the guys talking about it afterward. Someone was at the door and my dog wouldn’t stop barking…damn. lol oh well

  • KEEPbynum

    damnit. fuck detroit. still gotta love arron though

  • Laker-i3uddha

    lol… either Cupcake is the biggest mastermind behind the scenes genius about to pull of the greatest feats in recent history –

    or its more of the same.

    which is more likely?

  • Lakers305

    @Lakerfan_24
    are u crazy??? Kobe will be out next summer because by them he will have more leverage: 1 year before opt-out and a no-trade clause. His value will be diminished greatly as the Lakers would be faced to either take the player the other is offering or let Kobe go for nothing.
    And as for the KG thing, I dont think Kupchak has the balls to get KG. He’s too soft, and you cant be a good GM in this league if you are soft.

  • lakersforlife77

    don’t even bother watching…”we are doing everything we can to try and…..BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH” That’s what he said

  • LakerNation1

    so much hate for the kup. im just gonna sit and wait like ive been doing for the past 3 days. i hate to be a part of the many whose gonna start saying OMG I LOVE MITCH if we do get KG after talking so much shit about the guy. im a fan, but lets be rational here. best option is to wait it out. the more u get into speculations and rumors, the more emotional u will become. i got exhaused after the first day, so im just gonna relax and wait it out =)

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    lol @LD2k i saw the smirk too lol are you trying to say he’s happy because he has Garnett??

  • LakerNation1

    i actually feel bad for mitch. he looks exhausted

  • next_lil_kobe824

    [quote comment=”3272″]One thing I noticed… pay attention to Mitch’s face when Jim Gray says it’s been about “three weeks” that you’ve been on the phone.

    I see a little smirk… hmmmmmm… Anyone else notice?

    Also, I didn’t want to post the whole interview – nothing much there.[/quote]

    what about the smirk?? what do u think that means? i still think it means he’s a dumbass and tryna think of somethin else to pull out of his ass!!!

  • lakerfan81

    Thats how all GMs answer questions like that because you can’t tell people what you are doing. Deals go on behind closed doors not in the media.

  • Laker-i3uddha

    plus Kobe was “Untouchable” before….

    now Cupcake says “noone is untouchable”

    hmmmmmm…

  • gugy

    two things I can take from this interview.

    1- Cupckae is completely lame and ha is unable to get any deal done.

    2- he is playing dumb. Because of tempering, I think a major deal is set and he is hiding. (maybe KG) and I agree that the #19 pick will be use to trade farmar to Minnesota.

    So my guess is number 2. He’s hiding, the deal is either set or about to be set. So my feeling still that KG is coming. Bynum, Farmar and 2 more players are going to Minnesota for Garnett and Odom stay as a Lakers.

  • Rpoc

    [quote comment=”3355″]plus Kobe was “Untouchable” before….

    now Cupcake says “noone is untouchable”

    hmmmmmm…[/quote]
    Don’t think of it too much. He said they will continue to rebuild around Kobe after that. Same answer as always.

  • SILO

    [quote comment=”3272″]One thing I noticed… pay attention to Mitch’s face when Jim Gray says it’s been about “three weeks” that you’ve been on the phone.

    I see a little smirk… hmmmmmm… Anyone else notice?

    Also, I didn’t want to post the whole interview – nothing much there.[/quote]

    youre right right. the whole small, nod head, small shrug in shoulders.
    is mitch holding back?

  • lakerfan_24

    lakers305 i said that kobe will be a laker next season.i will just and wait to see what mitch does cause he will do something. if he gets kg you will be saying that mitch is not soft and is the best gm. just be patient and wait till something gets done. dont believe anything like rumors because thats what laker fans have been hearing the last 3 weeks. mitch will get something done trust me. we will win at least 50 games next season and win playoff series

  • Lakers305

    Jay BIlas just Clowned Glenn Davis, he compared him to Oprah since he cant keep the weight off.

    man by the way, Joakim NOah’s sister is fine as hell. damn she looks good.

  • SILO

    [quote comment=”3371″]lakers305 i said that kobe will be a laker next season.i will just and wait to see what mitch does cause he will do something. if he gets kg you will be saying that mitch is not soft and is the best gm. just be patient and wait till something gets done. dont believe anything like rumors because thats what laker fans have been hearing the last 3 weeks. mitch will get something done trust me. we will win at least 50 games next season and win playoff series[/quote]

    the probably will happen but until then **** Mitch.

  • kisofdeath

    man we need an FO like portland

  • LakerNation1

    im cool with everyone here bc we’re all laker fans..(for the most part)

    but there is too much negativity here. even towards the GM. way to give off bad vibes to the only man who can get us KG, even if it happens or not. good job. regardless of his bad track record, unless there is another GM, id say chill out.

    i LOVE this site which is a place for hopes and optimism. all this bashing towards every little thing, even towards the draft pick who we might not even keep, is making this place a not so welcoming site to come onto.

  • lakerfan_24

    mitch is hiding something because he is smirking. i hope its kg and be announced 2morrow. forget about lakers getting wright from bobcats.warriors just tarded for him for richardson says espn.lakers just drafted a chinese player. i just hope we get kg. kb kg=champions

  • KEEPbynum

    [quote post=”395″]mitch is hiding something because he is smirking. i hope its kg and be announced 2morrow. they would maybe have to maybe trade odom to bobcats for brandan wright and filler.lakers trade wright, bynum, maybe kwame and farmer and or\filler. i just hope we get kg. kb kg=champions[/quote]

    wright isnt a possibility. and i really hope that smirk means something good too. but maybe its a smile out of pain?

  • showtime88

    what if we CAN keep ODom and trade crittenton and farmar…and bynum for KG?…who knows..a man can dream.

    If we can keep Lamar and have kg…dayum.

    i dont know if it could happen…..bah.

  • Ricky

    haha, i did see a bit of a smirk and the shoulder shrug like he had some sort of big trade already to go up his sleeve just waiting to pop up at the most unexpected moment to surprise everyone.

    i really want to see garnett as a laker first and foremost, but if that deal falls short, then i suggest the lakers really push to acquire jermaine o’neal as soon as possible. i agree with the lakers that sending both odom and bynum for o’neal is way too much. perhaps out of desperation in wanting to rebuild, the pacers may crumble and give into a bynum, radmanovic, and kwame brown swap for jermaine o’neal and possibly include orien greene. i think it’s a fair deal and i would expect the lakers to give the pacers probably one of their second round picks also, cause knowing now that the lakers selected javaris crittenton, i don’t want them to trade a guard who is 6’5 with explosive speed who may have great potential and turn out to be like leandro barbosa for the suns.

  • showtime88

    oh and hell will freeze over before kobe SITS the season…if he SITS..he is back to square one..as i understand..b/c he wont be any closer to his 1 year till opt out….

  • sunyue

    china baby!

  • Ricky

    i think the lakers will come through with some sort of top notch deal eventually, whether it is on draft night, or a few days later, but i am optimistic that mitch will get something done!!

    it’s like the little engine that could, so come on mitch, you can do it!!

  • kb24

    dantoni sed that all there trade talks wit wolves were not true and made up. do we still hav a chance??

  • Justin M

    [quote comment=”3272″]One thing I noticed… pay attention to Mitch’s face when Jim Gray says it’s been about “three weeks” that you’ve been on the phone.

    I see a little smirk… hmmmmmm… Anyone else notice?

    Also, I didn’t want to post the whole interview – nothing much there.[/quote]

    Wow, us Laker fans will take any common and meaningless thing and turn it into a sign of hope. That I admire. I am starting to dought the Lakers future. I have a felling that very little and unimportant changes will be made and we will have an angrey Kobe, so unless the Lakers play good Kobe will demand a trade before the trade deadline next season. We can all hope but lets be realistic with our hopes at the same time.

  • kb24 kg21=gold

    i agree with you justin. i mean perhaps there’s some false hope in written rumors we can actually comprehend. but looking at a small smirk and considering it as something huge…. yeah… lakers are screwed. kupcake wasn’t smirking because he had some huge secret deal hidden in his palm… he was smirking because he’s an idiot.

  • RoeBoat

    Better Get Ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • showtime88

    kobe is going to be booed…not that he cares..but he will be booed by staples center crowd..maybe not all but some..watch.

    Anyway, I like Marc Gausol….tons of potential, at least he is a BIG body…that is what we need..and he can CATCH The ball..go figure….

  • west44

    wake up LAKER FAN__24. why do you keep bringing up these pipe dreams about garnett. we arent getting anyone. people like you piss me off you fucking douch bag asshole

  • west44

    i have young kids, i should start them rooting for the Trailblazers, Their front office has it together

  • JVLA

    Mitch aint doing shit , he says the same thing all the time ” we are trying to do everything we can” thats bullshit I’m sick of his ass , he needs to get fired . I know Kobe is sitting at home just thinking to homself what a bunch of dumbasses, get me out of here.

  • KRAZYKEVIN

    I thought the bobcats would help us get us KG but they where wrong.
    What have we done to deserve this.WHY!!!

  • “Billy” Kupchak

    [quote comment=”3486″][quote comment=”3272″]One thing I noticed… pay attention to Mitch’s face when Jim Gray says it’s been about “three weeks” that you’ve been on the phone.

    I see a little smirk… hmmmmmm… Anyone else notice?

    Also, I didn’t want to post the whole interview – nothing much there.[/quote]

    Wow, us Laker fans will take any common and meaningless thing and turn it into a sign of hope. That I admire. I am starting to dought the Lakers future. I have a felling that very little and unimportant changes will be made and we will have an angrey Kobe, so unless the Lakers play good Kobe will demand a trade before the trade deadline next season. We can all hope but lets be realistic with our hopes at the same time.[/quote]

    *doubt*

  • LakerKobe4Life

    Kevin McHale is gonna have to make a choice here, either he takes the best offer for KG that’s on the table which is the Laker’s offer, or he refuses, setting the Timberwolves franchise back to the stone age and eventually being removed as the GM. It’s all on him, the Lakers have the best offer on the table right now and there’s alot of pressure on the Lakers to get KG, but there’s just as much, maybe more on Kevin McHale.

  • kb24 kg21=gold

    As a Lakers fan, I keep thinking and hoping that Minnesota has everything to lose if they don’t take the best offer on the table right now for Kevin Garnett.

    But then I thought, what if I was a Timberwolves fan? I would think, even though the best offers for Garnett may come now. My stubbornness to part with Garnett would make me approve of Wolves management rejecting all offers, even if it means trading Garnett for much less come next spring. Heck, as a Minnesota fan, my stubbornness would overcome my sense of reason and would desire for a 13th (albeit last) Kevin Garnett season with the Timberwolves.

    What does this mean? More likely than not… no Kevin Garnett for the Lakers this summer =(. And if no big deal that improves the team comes soon, Kobe won’t get any happier.

  • cyrus

    [quote comment=”3317″]@Lakerfan_24
    are u crazy??? Kobe will be out next summer because by them he will have more leverage: 1 year before opt-out and a no-trade clause. His value will be diminished greatly as the Lakers would be faced to either take the player the other is offering or let Kobe go for nothing.
    And as for the KG thing, I dont think Kupchak has the balls to get KG. He’s too soft, and you cant be a good GM in this league if you are soft.[/quote]

    Firstly Kobe wont be Traded this season , and no he is not the type of player to sit out the whole season and force a trade, And come Next Year (post playoffs) if we are still stinking it up i agree he will either be traded for what we can get or we lose all value on him.

    Secondly Being a Good GM has nothing to do with balls, its not like hes fighting in the octagon for the rights to trade for KG and hes to Afraid ! Trades are 2 or more Teams talken things thru and if one doesn’t like the package were shipping and wants more than they will elude to wanting more or take there player there Trading some place else. Having said that I have Hope that the Player we acquire is KG … Would i package up most of our players for him probably not but i would give them LO , Bynum and 1 other if need be and even a Future Draft 1st round Draft pick of there choice of draft year.

    I don’t know why some laker fans Either are Hating on Kobe or Hating on Kupchak im the first among my friends to admit Kupchak has done next to nothing in the years past but im willing to Give him Like i told my friends at the start of last year hes got until Trade Deadline of Next year (which is this years trade deadline usually Feb 24th or somewhere close to that) to make something happen or ill join in with the Choir and hate him just as much as everybody else

    I will say this , We Must get KG ~ or ~ JO or at worst Gasol b4 training camp or were hurting big time.

    If KG does not become a laker i hope he either does not get traded or goes to any team other than Phx, Mia, Cleavland or Dallas.

    And those that are hating on Kobe and wish that he gets traded are Either 2 faced and will come next year be silent on there hatred for Kobe during this years off season or There not true laker fans.

    his Exiting comments we all saw post game after phx won the series where he Made the Statement that Front office needs to do something etc… I was 100 % behind it took true courage to say those things.

    But his comments on Asking to Be Traded thru the Radio so it was made public was a Horrible Choice and i wish he would have never made that public have that conversation with management in private.

    I guess what im saying is Not only does Kobe Need to Mature but Some of the Laker fans need to mature as well there comments are just as horrible as Kobe and His Public Trade Demands. I know myself come Game 1 of the season im going to be right there rooting for the lakers and Loving every 3 , every dunk every play kobe is involved in

  • kb24mvp

    amen

  • kb24mvp

    L.A. is the only destination for the lakers they have the best deal on the table and phx has already said they arnt tradin amare and marion anit goin nowhere.KG wants to play with KB24 or he woulnt of called him.the next few days will be interesting will they make a move for him b4 july1 wen his trade kicker becoms full and not divided or next 2 weeks between 7/1-7/14 fa period to see what happens

  • lakerfan_24

    West44 i am awake and you need to start realizing what website your on. It’s called getgarnett.com you ignorant piece of shit. Isnt this website hoping to get garnett because mostly every comment is saying get garnett. I said i hope we get garnett. I never said we are getting him. I said we will get a good player to play alongside kobe. People like you don’t have no faith whats so ever. People like you are stupid morons who don’t know nothing. Why don’t you go and follow your kids to be blazer fans because your not a laker fan and for that reason shouldn’t be on this website you piece of shit. Go to portland.they wont even make the playoffs. maybe in a couple of years but not now. Your getting to hyped up that the blazers got oden and believe their so good. They got good young talent but not now to compete in the east. You piece of shit