How would you say your relationship with Michael has evolved in the past six months? Mitch Kupchak: A little less formal. But still formal. At the end of the day, I have to respect the position. At the end of the day, I have to be careful not to let friendship — or a future friendship — get in the way of what I do and my respect for what he is. He’s the owner. I just don’t think I can act buddy-buddy. Maybe one day 10 years from now, that will be the case. But the reality is that our relationship is going to continue to grow, hopefully. And we may agree on things most of the time, but there may be some times we don’t and we have a heated argument. And at that point, you’ve got to be careful that it’s not a friendship thing. You have to be able to agree to disagree.
January 26, 2021 | 7:37 pm EST Update
Eric Woodyard: 1 year after Kobe Bryant’s death, Cavs guard Collin Sexton tells ESPN that he’ll continue to “live by the Mamba” by carrying that Kobe mentality with him on the court. Sexton, aka “Young Bull,” is averaging a career-best 24.8 points per game in his third season. pic.twitter.com/FNefooiAEr