Trevor Ariza is my new favorite Laker. I like everything about him.
He’s a sparkplug off the bench. … He plays terrific defense. … He can shoot a little. … He’s quick to the basket and can score on bigger opponents.
Ariza is out of UCLA, and that makes me like him even more. He attended Westchester High in Los Angeles, and you know how I love SoCal natives.
It must be a dream come true for Ariza to play quality minutes for his hometown team. The Lakers are treated like gods in L.A.
Tonight’s game: At home vs. Toronto, 8:30 p.m. Iowa time. I’m going to try to listen on NBA.com audio. Lakers try to improve on their 13-1 record.
Oh, by the way, isn’t that a cute photo of Maisa with Santa? I bet you’re wondering why the hell I put it at the top of this Lakers post.