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November 27, 2009 | 11:23 am
Turkey-trot Hope everyone had themselves a nice Thanksgiving, a wall to wall feast of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and cranberries.  If members of the Lakers roster honored the urge to get their grub on, fair enough, because yesterday's practice certainly worked up an appetite: Phil Jackson's annual "Turkey Trot" scrimmage, which apparently gives thanks for height differential. 

Power forwards and centers were pitted against the lil' fellas, with Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher allowed to watch as spectators.  Their presence clearly wasn't needed by David, who smoked Goliath to the tune of 145-100.   Not quite enough to earn the tacos laughingly cheered for by Mamba and Fish, but still, pretty damn one-sided.  Ron Artest was force for the "fairies" from behind the arc, drilling an estimated ten downtown shots.  Andrew Bynum, while gunning for the "goons?"  Not so much.  Kobe highly recommends Drew keep his day job in the paint.  Hopefully, logging big minutes in this particular victory prompted a smile out of Sasha Vujacic, doing his best to deal with rapidly dwindling minutes

Bill Bridges over at Forum Blue And Gold takes a very extensive, very smart look at some "more related than you might initially guess" Laker stats.   Definitely worth a look, particularly if you like numbers accompanied by detailed explanation and analysis.
NBA NEWS

    -Not everyone is convinced Allen Iverson will remain in retirement. 
    -As if the Sixers didn't have enough problems, along comes Lou Williams' broken jaw...
   -Former USC Trojan Nick Young is trying to make the most of a new opportunity after beginning the season often out of the Wizards rotation.  To say the least, his team could use a spark.  And speaking of second chances,  Jamaal Tinsley in Memphis, ladies and germs.
    -Rookie Jon Brockman is Sacto's new rough and tumble presence.
    -Danilo Gallinari's carrying a lot on his back these days.
    -Nate McMillan juggles a lot of balls while managing the Blazers' considerable talent.
    -The Timberwolves are off to a historically bad start.
 
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