Adam Morrison - the newest Laker - gets an appropriate welcome to LA:
The Lakers' UCLA alumni club did its best to make Adam Morrison feel welcome - so to speak.
Morrison arrived at the Lakers' practice facility Monday, a day after being acquired from Charlotte in a trade, to find a picture taped to his locker.
There was Morrison, sobbing, moments after his Gonzaga Bulldogs had been eliminated from the 2006 NCAA Tournament by Jordan Farmar's UCLA Bruins.
"I have a suspect," Morrison said with a smile. "I knew I would get some flak for that, coming to L.A."
Trevor Ariza is also a UCLA alum, but incriminating photos aside, Morrison couldn't be happier with the trade, which sent him and guard Shannon Brown to the Lakers in exchange for Vladimir Radmanovic.
Much has changed for Morrison since that tournament game. Most visibly, his once- famous shaggy locks have been shorn to a tight cut, and his facial hair has been trimmed into a thin goatee.
Well we of course wish nothing but luck to the newest Laker. Yet we couldn't resist get a referesher course since we already on youtubing mode this Tuesday night:
End of UCLA v. Gonzaga (via jellyville)
Heart --break city.
The highlights of Ben Ball warriors "climbing a mountain"never gets old.
Oh "what a comback."
Have we mentioned before just how much Gus Johnson rules? Anyway, where were we ... welcome to (UC)LA Adam.