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Kobe Bryant was gushing praise for Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak over the Steve Nash sign-and-trade at USA Basketball practice on Friday: "I don't know if they're done. I don't think they're done. They obviously have a track record of doing things that have proven to be beyond what other teams in the league can do. The moves that they make seem to come out of nowhere. Steve Nash came out of nowhere. Pau Gasol kind of came out of nowhere. That's kind of been our M.O... We've done it. Over and over and over. Three runs that we had, how quickly we rebuilt [after] that. A couple of years and we're back in the NBA Finals. It takes a lot of patience and smart decision-making on management's part."