If you hadn’t heard, Phil Jackson-coached teams go through a Thanksgiving tradition affectionately known as the “Turkey Trot,” in which players bigger than 6-8 go against the “small” guys.
Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant were given the day off to watch, while the injured Luke Walton took control of the whistle.
Bigs: Mbenga, Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Josh Powell
Smalls: Jordan Farmar, Sasha Vujacic, Shannon Brown, Adam Morrison, Ron Artest
I’ll let D.J. tell you how the game went, but here’s a hint.
“When I saw that Luke was the referee, I already knew we lost,” said Mbenga. “I know how it is.”
That, and the smalls apparently went nuts from three-point land, led by Vujacic, who stepped in towards the end of the podcast to clear things up (“What was the final score, D.J.? … Next year again, huh?):