Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Meets with GM Mitch Kupchak

The Los Angeles Lakers were ousted out of the 2012 NBA Playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder and the players had their exit interviews shortly after. From that point on, the Lakers players were essentially on break and could go on and do whatever they wanted during the summer.

However, Kobe Bryant decided to have a meeting with General Manager Mitch Kupchak a week and a half after all the other players’ meetings, OC Register. The meeting was set-up to discuss to the Lakers’ future and what had to be done in order to once again become championship contenders.

Jim Buss did not attend the meetings between Kobe and Kupchak, while head coach Mike Brown sat in for one of the sessions.

The Los Angeles Lakers did not consult Bryant when hiring Brown, but it seems as though the front office wants its star’s take when making rosters changes. The team needs to do something this off-season if it wants to become a title contender, and Kobe Bryant needs to let his voice be heard.

You May Also Like

Lakers News: 2020 NBA All-Star Game Format Changes To Honor Kobe Bryant

The NBA announced a new format for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game designed to increase the level of competition throughout…

Lakers News: Russell Westbrook Doesn’t Feel He Has Anything To Prove

With Russell Westbrook finally in tow, the Los Angeles Lakers have the requisite star power to go up against any other team…

Lakers News: Montrezl Harrell Won’t ‘Back Down’ From Bigger Players

Los Angeles Lakers forward Montrezl Harrell has spent some time this season tasked with defending some of the…

Lakers News: Kendall Marshall Weighs In On Nick Young’s Ejection

The Los Angeles Lakers dropped their sixth straight game and first game…