Predictions on what the Lakers eat for breakfast
Ever since Lakers guard Derek Fisher recently shared on his website that he often enjoys a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch for breakfast, it got me thinking about what other cereals get the Lakers going. Below is a rundown of what the rest of the Lakers' starting lineup likely eats to start their day.
Kobe Bryant -- Wheaties
Do you really need an explanation? Wheaties is the Breakfast of Champions.
Pau Gasol -- Cornflakes
Gasol won't amaze you with highlight reels, but like cornflakes, he's always dependable. Full disclosure. I came across this link that actually says Gasol's favorite cereal is Frosted Flakes, but I found the link after I wrote the first sentence.
Ron Artest -- Frosted Mini Wheats
I can't think of a cereal that's as equally good and bad for your health. You get your daily fix of wheat and grain, but it comes with a plentiful supply of sugar. That sums up Artest pretty well, too. He's what the Lakers need on defense, but he's disruptive on offense. In both cases, you take the good with the bad. Maybe eating Cheerios would solve his problems on offense.
Lamar Odom -- Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs
OK, OK, so L.O.'s real breakfast is probably a bag of Gummi Bears, M&Ms and Skittles. It's an approach that he credited for his resurgence during last season's Western Conference Finals. But remember, L.O. said he's been off the candy because he had gotten cavities. So if we had to choose which cereal L.O. would eat that would give him the fuel he needs without trips to the dentist's office, it would surely be this one. Nothing gets your day kick-started than by eating candy in cereal form.
Andrew Bynum -- Cap' n Crunch
Bynum is a great player and Cap'n Crunch is a great cereal, but both come along with some baggage. With Bynum struggling to abstain from injuries, he might want to stay away from Cap'n Crunch. That cereal was recalled more than a decade ago because its popper toy caused eye injuries.
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Many cereals fit the Lakers' personality. Credit: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press