Kobe Slams Kupchak, Bynum in Bootleg Video
Malcontent star swingman leaves management unmoved
By Jesse Andrews, Newser User
Posted Jun 19, 2007 9:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – An amateur video surfaced today in which Lakers franchise player Kobe Bryant slammed GM Mitch Kupchak and the team's young center, Andrew Bynum, in a profanity-ridden tirade. The video had been filmed in a parking lot without Bryant's knowledge, and its anonymous makers plan to offer viewings online after the Lakers passed on purchasing it.

In the video, Bryant appears especially incensed that LA failed to trade Bynum for Nets guard Jason Kidd. The Lakers reiterated that they don't plan to trade Bryant, despite the two-time scoring champion's public bellyaching. Bryant and owner Jerry Buss couldn't put aside their differences after a meeting last week in Barcelona.

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