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Mike Brown, Mitch Kupchak volunteering during Lakers' canceled home games

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Instead of preparing game plans, Lakers Coach Mike Brown will prepare food to senior citizens. Instead of assembling a roster, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak will assemble care packages for the homeless. Instead of the Laker girls nailing down their dance routines, they'll be nailing down their beach clean-up efforts.

Laker fans, concession workers and the players themselves may lament the NBA cancelling the first two weeks of the season and possibly even more. But for every home game the Lakers miss during the NBA lockout, Laker employees will out in full swing at various community events as if they're campaigning for political office. 

No doubt, the Lakers' initiative involves trying to curry favor with a general public already frustrated they can't attend the Lakers' home games against Oklahoma City (Nov. 1), New Orleans Hornets (Nov. 6), San Antonio Spurs (Nov. 9), Denver Nuggets (Nov. 11) and Detroit Pistons (Nov. 14). But it's never exactly a bad thing to help organizations, such as Volunteers of America, the LA Food Bank, Heal the Bay, US Vets and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. After all, the Lakers may have plenty of time on their hands before having to focus on their day job.

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--Mark Medina<

E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lakers Coach Mike Brown will perform community service during Lakers' canceled home games. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times / October 5, 2011

 
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