Alina Kupchak, 15, Daughter of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, Dies

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General manager Mitch Kupchak of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks after introducing Dwight Howard as the newest member of the Lakers during a news conference at the Toyota Sports Center on Aug. 10, 2012, in El Segundo, California. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The Lakers announced sad news Monday in a statement on the team’s website: