Hockey on the Hardwood

From once being under the same ownership group, to sharing the Forum and now being co-tenants at STAPLES Center and practicing in the same facility, the Lakers will always be linked together in LA’s sports culture with the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion, Los Angeles Kings.

On Friday in Philadelphia though, the team had some unexpected visitors from the world of hockey when Calgary Flames defenseman Jiri Hudler jumped onto the hardwood in full pads. The 30-year old Czech got some free throws up with player development coach Larry Lewis.

And then tried his hand in the open court as Jordan Farmar looked on.

Good luck to Jiri and the Flames against the Flyers tomorrow.

UPDATED: Here’s video of Hudler courtesy of FlamesTV.