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Video caption contest: Luke Walton in an NBA promo spoof

April 23, 2010 | 12:00 pm

As soon as Lakers forward Luke Walton checked into the lineup this month for the first time in 22 games, the volume of comments during the Lakers' 100-81 loss April 4 to the San Antonio Spurs increased tremendously. Of course, this shouldn't be a surprise.

His injury history and statistically marginal impact surely fuels the ongoing criticism so much that it almost becomes a running joke among Lakers fans that any of the world's problems directly point to him. I've mentioned several times that though by no means Walton won't make or break the team; his presence is valued because of his understanding of the triangle offense. So perhaps with this video caption contest, I'm just opening up a hornets' nest. But on a non-game day following a loss, I figured it'd be good to give Lakers fans something that will make them laugh and temporarily divert their attention away from the playoffs.

Tip of the cap goes to Lakers-Fan.com for putting together this hilarious NBA promo spoof featuring Walton.

If you were to write the voice-over for this promo spoof, what would it entail? The best voice-over will be featured in tomorrow's morning links post.

-- Mark Medina

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