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Lakers' Halloween costume ideas

October 31, 2011 |  2:04 pm

Halloween

Finally, we can avoid talking about the NBA lockout and dive into more important issues. You know, such as, what Halloween costumes would suit various Lakers. 

Kobe Bryant: Michael Myers. Yeah, the easy answer would be for Bryant to just dress up as the Black Mamba. But that's boring. Plus, dressing up as the "Halloween" horror figure both speaks to Bryant's longevity and the urban legend that Myers and Bryant are invincible.

Pau Gasol: Zorro. More likely than not, Gasol would prefer dressing up as a doctor because of his strong interests in the medical field. But dressing up like Zorro could add some spice after experiencing such a depressing playoff performance. No one would think Gasol is soft when he's carrying a sword. Plus, the man knows his espanol.

Andrew Bynum: Hugh Hefner. Parties at the Playboy Mansion last weekend went for at least $1,000 per person. Something tells me Bynum wouldn't have had a problem getting in at all, especially after celebrating there in style three years ago.

Metta World Peace: Hippie. Ron Artest may have to borrow some Grateful Dead T-Shirts from Luke Walton. But if Ron Ron really wants to live up to his mantra, he's going to have to change his hip-hop driven wardrobe a little bit.

Derek Fisher: Robin Hood. As the NBA Players Assn. president, Fisher's not exactly cast among the general public as fighting for the poor. But in the players union's mind, they likely see NBA Commissioner David Stern as the Sheriff of Nottingham, finding ways to collect taxes ... err basketball related-income ... as much as he can. 

Lamar Odom: Overstuffed M&M outfit. I know, I know, the whole Odom candy bit is so two years ago. But there's no denying Odom loves Halloween. Wearing a large candy outfit will make it easier to collect candy, and to hand them out to trick-or-treaters. 

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