Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby The Rock on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:34 pm

Just a heads up

You can listen to it here http://www.iheart.com/live/189/?autoplay=true
Image

Props to sidthekid871
User avatar
The Rock
CL Twitter Team
 
Posts: 19979
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:10 pm
Location: Smackdown Hotel

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby Lakerjones on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:38 pm

^^ Hey Rock, good to see you back. Hope you are doing well. Did they take the appendix out? Again, nice to see you on here so soon! :jam2: :bow:
Lakerjones
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 15156
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:37 am

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby The Rock on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:41 pm

Lakerjones wrote:^^ Hey Rock, good to see you back. Hope you are doing well. Did they take the appendix out? Again, nice to see you on here so soon! :jam2: :bow:


thanks bro. Yea they took it out lol Im home now. I felt like pulling my hair out last 3 days without a phone or computer :man10:

I was watching Kobe's pregame speech right when they pulled me into the operating room I told one of the nurses to give me the score when I wake up lol (thankfully he was a Laker fan). About an hour after the surgery he came up to me and said we won, greatest feeling ever :jam2:
Image

Props to sidthekid871
User avatar
The Rock
CL Twitter Team
 
Posts: 19979
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:10 pm
Location: Smackdown Hotel

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby Lakerjones on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:43 pm

^^ Now that's a true Laker fan! Nice one Rock! Glad it all went well and we got the W!
Lakerjones
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 15156
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:37 am

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby The Rock on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:46 pm

Bump!
Image

Props to sidthekid871
User avatar
The Rock
CL Twitter Team
 
Posts: 19979
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:10 pm
Location: Smackdown Hotel

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:50 pm

I don't like 570.
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 39795
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby S.R.05 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:51 pm

therealdeal wrote:I don't like 570.


me either. plus im at work and dont have unlimited data on my phone.

recap plz to whoever listens in
Hindsight is 20/20
User avatar
S.R.05
Clublakers Analyst
 
Posts: 11354
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:18 pm
Location: Chatsworth, CA

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby Chillbongo on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:58 pm

AM570: (paraphrasing) "We've heard reports during ASW, that the relationship between Kobe and Dwight is a little icy. Is there any truth to that?"

Mitch: "I think everyone's relationship is iced right now, and I'll tell you why. We're losing games."

AM570: "Is it repairable?"

Mitch: "We have to win games"

Am570: "Wow, that's an honest answer"

After Mitch hung up, they were talking about how surprised they were at his honesty.
User avatar
Chillbongo

 
Posts: 3219
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:25 pm
Location: Los Angeles

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby TIME on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:00 pm

Short interview. Not much to it. Mitch talked a bit about Dr. Buss.

The most interesting comment was acknowledging that things were "icy" in the locker room but that was only because we are losing. If we start to win the locker room will be fine.
I'm lost in the fog of denial!
User avatar
TIME
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 9405
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:06 am

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:04 pm

That's what I've been saying :man10:

Everyone is jumping on Howard's back or Kobe's back or Nash's back because of all the "drama". Well if we win that drama goes away. Plain and simple.
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 39795
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby S.R.05 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:10 pm

yep. winning cures everything, look at lebron. media pariah for all of one whole season before he won last year, now he's being compared to jordan
Hindsight is 20/20
User avatar
S.R.05
Clublakers Analyst
 
Posts: 11354
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:18 pm
Location: Chatsworth, CA

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby Weezy on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:18 pm

therealdeal wrote:That's what I've been saying :man10:

Everyone is jumping on Howard's back or Kobe's back or Nash's back because of all the "drama". Well if we win that drama goes away. Plain and simple.


Kind of a vicious cycle/circle though, no? How can you win if the locker room is icy, and how can it not be icy if you're not winning? I'd say working on team chemistry to be good even when losing is better than just hoping winning makes it go away, because if it's not fixed overall it will just be bad again when the losing comes back.
User avatar
Weezy
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 50856
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:14 am
Location: Anaheim, CA

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:21 pm

It's not as cyclical as it seems though. The cycling happens when you lose a lot of games because the bad spirals.

But one really great game can help a whole lot more than one really bad game. Chemsitry improves when everyone sacrifices for each other. Right now Kobe and Nash are sacrificing and we've been waiting for Howard to do the same. You saw how he bought in on Wed. THAT kind of game builds chemistry a whole lot higher than a game like the one IN Boston tears it down.
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 39795
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby Chillbongo on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:29 pm

Yes chemistry is floor chemistry. It's finding guys in their spots, even if you "have a look"...it's playing help defense, it's hustling for your boys, it's excusing their mistakes and encouraging them, despite shortcomings.

IMO, if you can find each others chemistry on the basketball court, the locker room will follow suit. What's the use if everyone is best friends before/after games, but look like a mess on the court?
User avatar
Chillbongo

 
Posts: 3219
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:25 pm
Location: Los Angeles

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby Weezy on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:53 pm

I think the lack of chemistry lead to losing, not the other way around. This team has been mediocre to crap since preseason, it has rarely clicked, that's a big part of all the losing.
User avatar
Weezy
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 50856
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:14 am
Location: Anaheim, CA

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby John3:16 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:56 pm

Winning cures all.
Image
User avatar
John3:16
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 31753
Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:23 am
Location: Anywhere but LD after a loss.

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby SpencerHarrison on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:53 pm

They didn't have a chance to play or practice together, they all have huge egos, switched offensive systems and coaches, dealt with a ton of injuries (and continue to)

TBH, as painful as it has been, the losses aren't totally inexplicable. All of the above = bad basketball. I don't care if it's D12, Kobe and Nash. It's still a team game that requires improvisation and subtle communication. Kobe and Pau played a great 2 man game because they speak a common language.

The fact that they have actually improved and look decent/good now is a miracle. Credit to D'Antoni and Kobe for finding a path. If we make the playoffs, anything can happen.

I do think that the losing with unite them in the end. The collective failure has also been individually embarrassing. Nash talks about "common experiences" being important, and one of those experiences has been enduring the ridicule and losses. Once they actually get a foothold and smell blood in the water, opponents will not want to contend with an energetic D12, Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant.
SpencerHarrison

 
Posts: 306
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:41 pm

Re: Mitch Kupchak interview at 12.50 PM on 570

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:57 pm

Weezy wrote:I think the lack of chemistry lead to losing, not the other way around. This team has been mediocre to crap since preseason, it has rarely clicked, that's a big part of all the losing.

They never really had an opportunity to make it better. :man10:

I think games in which Nash, Gasol, Kobe, and Howard have all been healthy numbers less than 20 total. How can you get any chemistry that way?
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 39795
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm


Return to Lakers Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Chillbongo, Google [Bot], Juronimo, Magic Skywalker, Mr. Fundamentals and 27 guests

cron
Advertise Here | Privacy Policy | ©2008 Sculu Sports. Come Strong.