What otherwise would have been a quiet practice day was interrupted with the news that Sasha Vujacic will be shutdown for the next 10-14 days because of the ankle that has bothered him since the first day of training camp. Sasha is hoping it will be less, maybe just to spite some Lakers staffers. See what he had to say yesterday on our video page.
Pau Gasol is excited to see his hometown club, Regal FC Barcelona, come to STAPLES this weekend. Gasol has a lot of friends on the squad and had a lot of interesting comments on how he found out about the game and what it means for a Spanish team to come to the US, check it out on the video page. Pau also spoke to the LA Times about a “Twin Tower” front court.
Assistant coach Brian Shaw talks about his daily role, referring scrimmages, Kobe through the years and lots of other stuff with Mike Trudell.
Attendance is down in the NBA this pre-season and the Lakers games are no exception.
The Lakers will practice in front of more than just the staff today as they hold their annual Open Practice for season ticket holders. Video and blogs will follow.