Lakers’ GM Mitch Kupchak accepts ALS Ice Bucket challenge

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has an announcement to make. No, Kupchak did not just make a trade. Nor did he finalize the last signings of Byron Scott’s coaching staff.

Kupchak heeded the call from Dodgers president and chief executive Stan Kasten to join in on the ALS ice bucket challenge. In an initiative that has gone viral, the challenge entails getting drenched with a bucket of ice and raising both awareness and funds to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Kupchak, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are the main members of the Lakers that have participated in the campaign. In doing so, Kupchak passed the baton off to executive Jim Buss, actor and long-time Lakers fan Jack Nicholson and former Lakers general manager and current Golden State Warriors advisor Jerry West.

As the video above shows, Kupchak clearly looks uncomfortable with the frigid temperatures. But he enthusiastically went through the discomfort all for a good cause.

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