Smush Parker Mini-Interview
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Smush Parker is back with the team for another season, though this year he'll face competition at the point guard spot from rookie Jordan Farmer. A few weeks ago InsideHoops.com caught up with Parker for a quick interview. Note that, once preseason and the regular season starts, InsideHoops.com interviews will go back to being full-length and detailed. Our summer stuff is very quick and light. And, here's Parker:
InsideHoops.com: How'd your summer go? What have you been up to?
Smush Parker: My summer has been way too long. I'm anxiously waiting to get right back into the season, since July. I've just been working out all summer, and I took some time off, of course. That's what summer is all about, taking some time off. But for the most part I've been working out.
InsideHoops.com: Travel anywhere cool?
Smush Parker: Yeah, I went to the Bahamas. And I went back to D.R. (Dominican Republic) for my birthday, so that was cool.
InsideHoops.com: Do you have a favorite overseas place to go?
Smush Parker: This was my first time going to the Bahamas. I've been to D.R. twice, like it a lot... My cousin married a girl from D.R.
InsideHoops.com: The Lakers this upcoming season, roster-wise things are pretty similar to last year.
Smush Parker: Yeah, pretty much. We added (Vladimir) Radmanovic, Shammond Williams, Jordan Farmar, the guy that they drafted. But we pretty much have the same core group of guys, and we look forward to growing on last season.
InsideHoops.com: Have you played with Jordan Farmar at all yet, anywhere?
Smush Parker: No.
InsideHoops.com: Did you watch the world championships at all?
Smush Parker: No, not at all. I know the USA lost to Greece.
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