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While I admit that I originally went to college with hopes of becoming the next Theo Epstein—the current Chicago Cubs general manager who was then with the Boston Red Sox—I'm glad that I chose to change my major to get into writing.
That's because, after a few internships with different sports teams, I realized that the combination of the inglorious responsibilities and insane pressure just wasn't for me.
It's why I just had to add Los Angeles Lakers' GM Mitch Kupchak. While he has helped guide the team to five NBA titles since taking over the post in 2000, it hasn't come without criticism.
He missed out on re-signing Dwight Howard last summer, compiled a roster full of backups without Kobe Bryant this year and handed the 35-year-old Mamba a $48.5 million extension a few months ago.
I know the pressure is high to win in LA, but whom were the Lakers competing against in giving Kobe that kind of money?