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Your (summer of) 2009 Los Angeles Lakers!

July 1, 2009 |  6:40 pm

We noted at his exit interview how Adam Morrison, in an effort to shake off the rust of a couple years of injury and bench time, will be playing summer league ball in Vegas, opening up on July 10, against the always hated quasi-Toronto Raptors.  To say 'Stache is headlining LA's squad is an understatement of Ivory soap mild proportions. 

The next name on the marquee would be second round pick Chinemelu Elonu

From there, it becomes a cavalcade of "Hey, that guy!" hoopsters, from former Georgia Tech product Luke Schenscher, who has 31 NBA games under belt with the Bulls and Blazers, to Alan Anderson, who suited up for 53 games in Charlotte between '05-'07.  Pac-10 fans will recognize Taylor Rochestie and Aron Baynes (Washington State) along with Mustafa Shakur (Arizona). 

Of course, outside Morrison, none of these people will actually make the team, especially now that the Lakers exercised options on DJ Mbenga and Josh Powell Wednesday afternoon.  But hopefully some of them will get to catch a show- I hear O at the Bellagio is pretty impressive- and enjoy a decent per diem. 

The schedule:

Day        Date          Time         Opponent                Location

Friday       July 10     5:00pm     Lakers vs. Raptors     Cox Pavillion                                           Saturday    July 11     3:00pm     Lakers vs. Cavs         Cox Pavillion
Monday     July 13     5:30pm     Lakers vs. Clippers     Thomas & Mack Center
Tuesday     July 14     5:30pm     Lakers vs. Thunder     Thomas & Mack Center
Thursday     July 16     3:00pm     Lakers vs. Rockets     Cox Pavillion

Vegas, baby!