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Sacre signs with Lakers

Former Zag center Robert Sacre has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Terms weren't released. Sacre was drafted by L.A. with the last pick of the second round.

More here: http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow/

Lakers take Sacre with last pick of draft

Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre was taken by the Los Angeles Lakers with the final pick (60th overall) of the two-round NBA draft on Thursday night.

I had a few minutes on the phone with Sacre, who watched the draft at his home away from home in Ville Platte, La., where he spent a lot of time as a youngster visiting relatives during summer months. Sacre had to leave the noisy room so he could hear questions on his cell phone.

Sacre was completely surprised when the Lakers' selection was announced. He thrilled to be going to a franchise on the West Coast and he's quite familiar with Los Angeles from GU's annual visits to play LMU and Pepperdine.

“The great thing about it being the Lakers,” Sacre said, “is I get to watch my Zags play twice.”

Here's my short article that will run in Friday's S-R, a GU release and an L.A. Times article.

Morrison’s exit interview

Adam Morrison reflects on his time with the Lakers during exit interviews the team held with Los Angeles media on Tuesday. Here is the interview from the Lakers website.

Kimmel pokes a little fun at Morrison

Jimmy Kimmel had a little fun with a short clip of “Adam Morrison’s NBA final highlights.” Morrison didn’t get any playing time in the finals. Here is the link to the youtube clip.

Eat up the moment

Adam Morrison didn’t get any playing time for the Lakers against the Celtics in the NBA finals, but he’ll collect his second championship ring and true immortality — his picture (look for No. 6), in a team photo, on a special-edition box of Wheaties.

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