phone.jpgL.A. Times: Has a sports executive ever entered a season more outnumbered, outmanned and potentially out of his mind?

On the court, the Lakers will be playing two-on-one.

Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant are the two.

Mitch Kupchak is the one.

Off the court, the Lakers are sounding like two million-on-one.

Laker fans are the two million.

Mitch Kupchak is the one.

The Lakers general manager has been publicly ripped by one of the league’s best active players, publicly questioned by a Hall of Fame coach, angrily swarmed by Southern California’s most passionate fan base.

Oh, yeah, and one more thing.

He’s not Jerry West.

As the Lakers take the court next week for the beginning of training camp, everyone will be cheering for Bryant’s presence, and Jackson’s wisdom, and Andrew Bynum’s maturity, and Lamar Odom’s health, and even Kwame Brown’s hands.

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  • DeepFrost

    IMHO Mitch ain’t that bad… of course he’s not an Einstein, but he ain’t no bonehead either… you can tell that cuz he’s not givin’ away both AB & LO for an overpaid JO’s azz…

  • http://www.myspace.com/regg66 rpouncy14

    I think Mitch is a jackass.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dbricks DBricks

    Those 2 million fans that hes talking about is on this site! haha THELAKERSNATION.com the voice of ALL Laker fans!

  • fatty

    And on some days it feels like 10,000,000. lol

  • PHANTOM

    your kidding me plaschke, right?……

  • Tim-4-Show

    These LA Times writers are complete jackasses!

    It’s not just this summer that we measure by, what caused the ruckus in the first place was the prior three off seasons! Wow, we finally got Brian Grant off the books. You know, if the Lakers would have paid me 15 million a year NOT to play, I would have had the decency NOT to play against them.

    Plaschke, I’m proud to be part of the 5 million or whatever… you’re actually proud to be the ONLY one in LA with an IQ less than 40?? Get out of TOWN.

  • http://www.myspace.com/ykastro KINGKOBE24

    [quote comment="13856"]I think Mitch is a jackass.[/quote]
    TAKE 5 KOBE PLEASE DO HIS WORK…WTF! HE DIDN’T DO SH*t WELL I GUESS KOBE IS GOING FOR 100PTS..GET READY EVERYBODY.

  • http://www.myspace.com/ykastro KINGKOBE24

    KOBE WELCOME TO THE BULLS WHER THEY’LL MAKE YOUR DREAMS POSSIBLE AND MAYBE GIVE YOU BETTER PLEYERS..AND A BETTER GM….MITCH DIDN’T DO SQAUD–BUSS ON VACATION–KOBE TRYING TO LET THEM KNOW BUT THEY DONT LISEN …I GUESS MONEY GOT TO THER HEADS…..DING DON!!! CACHING!
    0————GO KOBE DO WHAT YO HAVE TO DO————————0

  • ab4sure

    Make that 2. I am almost positive that at least on this site and many others there will NOT be a 3rd. So I guess there is just Platsche, myself, and Mitch’s mother and if his mother is on this site I am sure she has rejected her son by now. LOL

    BTW I really usually do not agree with the Platsche guy.

  • fatty

    Is it Mitch day on TLN. Its all Mitch, all day, all the time. Or maybe, its his birthday? hey, jk