Devin Ebanks provides early glimpse into Lakers workouts via Twitter
Within two days' worth of workouts, Lakers forward Devin Ebanks has shared laughs with Kobe Bryant, worked on the triangle offense with Theo Ratliff, Shannon Brown, Steve Blake and Derrick Caracter and felt excited enough to share his experience through Twitter.
You could say it appears Ebanks feels like he's fitting in nicely with the defending champions. Surely, Ebanks tweets should at least give a little fix to Lakers fans looking for the slightest morsel on how the early preparations for the 2010-2011 season have unfolded. It's a welcome development considering Bryant doesn't have an account, Ron Artest tweets random jokes, Lamar Odom has just returned from the FIBA World Championships, Derek Fisher has stayed involved with different community efforts and Blake doesn't really keep his Twitter account active.
Brown also shared with his followers how the workouts have gone: "I did have a good workout this morning tho. I hit the weights, ran thru some offense with Theo Ratliff @DevinEbanks3 and DC [Derrick Caracter] and they picking it up pretty good so far. Then got up some shot with @DevinEbanks3 too. Everybody seems focused and ready to go for this third one in a row!!! A lot of hard work ahead of us!!!
Brown couldn't be any more correct. As Ebanks reveals in the following tweets, the workouts are tough, but it seems to be he's having a good time learning.
Ebanks: "Early morning Wrkout Kobe might be in here wrking can't wait to meet him"
Ebanks: "Jus met Kobe @shannonbrown and steveblake. Shannon is mad funny behind the scenes lol Blake was laid back cool dude. And Kobe was Kobe! Lol"
Ebanks: "Already got two workouts done. Got some shots up wit Theo Ratliff and @shannonbrown"
Ebanks: "Great wrkout today 4hours long tho, but its well worth it for my 1st championship. Shower then goin house searching!"
Ebanks: "@ShannonBrown man im jus waking up, that wrkout had me tired lol slept like a baby"
Ebanks: "This dude DC acts so much older than his age. He is only 22 and acts like he is 43 wit two kids, a wife , and a bad back lol"
Ebanks: "Mad tired had a long day time to get sum rest get @ me 2morrow tweeps" --Ebanks: "Man I hate wakin up early but gotta I gotta do what I gotta do. Jus finished gettin shops now weight room wit derrickcaracter."
Ebanks: "Had a great wrkout [Tuesday], and I actually got 2 talk to Kobe 2day. He is a cool guy nd he is funny. He got sum jokes, ANYWAY CHILL TIME 4 ME! -- today
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Photo: Devin Ebanks goes to the basket against Patrick Ewing Jr. (6) of the New York Knicks during the NBA summer league on July 12. Credit: Garrett W. Ellwood / NBAE via Getty Images