Who wants a piece of this volleyball squad? I’m talking to you, Manhattan Beach…
Let’s go with Chris Mihm, Pau Gasol, Sasha Vujacic, Luke Walton, Jordan Farmar as our first unit, with Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum, Trevor Ariza and Vladimir Radmanovic coming off the bench. Kobe, obviously, would be playing in crunch time, and probably demand to be set for the game-winning spike.
Mihm personally selected the starters, which I allowed because his sister played volleyball at USC and his father at Marquette (plus he’s seven feet tall). Now, the conversation started in the first place after Gasol and I observed Vujacic hitting a volleyball around after Thursday’s practice with Kurt Rambis.
The key to this squad is that Mihm, Gasol, Vujacic, Walton and Farmar have actually played (to varying degrees) volleyball before, let alone their freakish collective athleticism. But seriously, could a very well-organized actual volleyball team beat the Lakers? I mean, how much money would you pay to watch that?
Can we set this up? Here’s the chat with Mihm and Farmar: