Here’s what Luke Walton had to say about the Lakers movie night before Game 4:
At the end of practice today, Phil called us to the middle circle. He said everybody meet in the hotel lobby at 7:30 for a mandatory team bus tonight.
Where are we going? Good question. I have no idea. Maybe we’ll see Mickey at Disney World or visit Epcot, go see a movie. Who knows?
The surprise trips are not uncommon. One time this season, we were in D.C. and we all got on the bus for a shootaround and next thing we know we were touring the city for two hours. Or another time in training camp in Hawaii, everyone thought we were going to practice and instead, Phil took us to a military field and we did paint ball for about four or five hours. I can’t imagine we’re doing paint ball tonight but you never know with Phil. Most of the time when Phil schedules these excursions, they end up pretty cool.
By the way, Orlando’s cool. I like the heat even though I’m more of a dry heat guy. We’re staying in the middle of nowhere so there isn’t really anywhere to walk around and stuff. We’re pretty isolated from everything.
If you have a minute, check out the rest of his blog entry. He’s a pretty darn good writer. After SVG’s pregame presser yesterday, we all thought he would make a good sportswriter, but Luke’s got some chops, too. I like the Grateful Dead motif he uses throughout.