VIDEO: Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss discuss Kobe Bryant’s extension


It’s always good to hear Mitch Kupchak’s take on things, and it’s even better when he’s accompanied by the seldom seen Jim Buss.

Before the Lakers’ game versus the Wizards last night, Mitch and Jim appeared on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and spoke to Chris McGee and James Worthy.

Kobe’s extension was obviously the big talking point, and both Kupchak and Buss shed a little light on the team’s decision making process when signing Bryant to the $48.5 million deal, as well as how this move affects the team going forward.

I’m glad Jim joined Kupchak for the interview: one reason he catches a lot of criticism is because nobody really knows him. Hopefully, being in the spotlight some more will help improve his reputation among Laker fans.

Written by Ross Pickering

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