Six years after nixing a trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, former NBA commissioner David Stern deflected some of the criticism he's received since onto ex-Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak.
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Jerry West is one of the most famous Lakers ever. Not only is he the person that the NBA logo was modeled after, but he's the only player to ever win an NBA Finals MVP on the losing team. After his career, he entered an executive role with the team where he is largely credited for building the 80&