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LAKERS / BRESNAHAN'S TAKE

And in more celebrity news . . .

Add Maria Sharapova to the list of Lakers romances

November 04, 2009|Mike Bresnahan

Mike Bresnahan covers the Lakers for The Times and ties up loose ends on the day of his self-designated "Lakers game of the week." The Lakers play tonight at Houston:

I used to be a sports reporter.

You know, write about games and players and teams.

Now I don't even recognize myself anymore.

I write the name "Khloe Kardashian" all the time, and I'll probably do more of the same for another budding Lakers romance, seeing how reserve guard Sasha Vujacic is dating tennis star Maria Sharapova.

Vujacic deflected several questions about the relationship before briefly confirming it to The Times.

"Yes, I'm happy," he said. "Everything's good."

I'm now qualified to begin a second career as a People magazine correspondent.

Q&A of the day

Question: "Just because you could not get a tofu salad at the arena in Cleveland or even find some botox at any local department stores the last time you visited northeast Ohio, should not prompt you to promote any anti-Cleveland propaganda. Deal with your wrinkles, and have a cheeseburger from time to time, but just don't tell your P.E.T.A friends because you might lose some street cred out there. I was going to take a shot at Los Angeles' NFL team, but I forgot you don't have one."

-- Robert Waldeck, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Answer: Someone seems unhappy that I took a shot at the Cavaliers and the fine city of Cleveland in last week's Brez's Take.

Sorry, Robert, but I hate tofu, I'm too young to have wrinkles and I'm glad we don't have football in L.A. I'm a Steelers fan.

Ay, caramba!

So I quoted my Spanish teacher from high school in The Times' weekly Lakers Q&A, which was all well and good except for one thing.

I answered her Lakers question with a mistake. I said "problemo" instead of "problema."

Her kind, yet quick, response: "It's one of those weird Spanish words that is masculine [el problema] even though it ends in -a. I could explain why, but it's superfluous info for you . . . you need to keep memory space available for more important info. Sorry to correct you, but . . . "

Actually, I'm the one that's sorry, Senora Davis. I'll take some remedial Spanish courses during the off-season. I promise.

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mike.bresnahan@latimes.com

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