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For Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, 'championship' is still on the agenda
For Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, 'championship' is still on the agenda

Strong words from Mitch Kupchak, but he had to say them. "Our expectations are to win a championship. I know that sounds . . ." the Lakers general manager said Friday, trailing off before picking back up. "Expectations outside of this room might not be the same." He's right about that. The Lakers begin training camp Tuesday after their worst season since moving to Los Angeles. The painful recap for their fans: Kobe Bryant played only six games, Steve Nash all of 15, there were a mere 27 victories and 13 teams finished with a better record than they did in the Western Conference. When it was over, Mike D'Antoni resigned as coach, Pau Gasol left for...

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