Poll Question: Who will be the next Laker to get engaged?
Within the last week, both Lakers reserve guards Shannon Brown and Sasha Vujacic showed they're going to compete for coverage in the celebrity gossip pages as well as try to crack the shooting guard spot behind Kobe Bryant. Brown got engaged to pop singer Monica last weekend, while Vujacic on Thursday confirmed his engagement to tennis star Maria Sharapova. At the rate things are going, I wouldn't be surprised if another Laker gets engaged this week, giving Lamar Odom plenty of responsibility to share his advice on what he's done to manage his high-profile marriage with reality TV star Khloe Kardashian.
So who will be the next Laker to tie the knot? Coach Phil Jackson already has plenty of rings -- 11 championships, to be exact -- but will he add a wedding band to his collection after proposing to Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss? Will the next celebrity marriage include forward Pau Gasol and Spanish reality TV star Silvia Lopez Castro? Or perhaps rookies Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter will soon find a significant other in Tinseltown?
One thing is for certain: A television executive needs to pitch this as a reality show. After all, Ron Artest has postponed filming his show because he wants to concentrate on the season, so there has to be something to fill the void.
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian. Credit: Angela Weiss / Getty Images