We had a rough three days, Champlin said. “A hard three days, mentally and physically. (Last Saturday) we had a full scrimmage and we got after it that day.
It’s just different than practice. Out here we’re comfortable. You’re used to the same things over and over, Nelson said before a recent practice at Washington Grizzly Stadium.
I remember a school friend’s birthday party in our neighbourhood, when Lalith Athulathmudali was seven years old and I was five and a half. It was a fancy dress occasion, and Lalith and I attended it wearing the khaki uniforms of Inspectors of the Ceylon Police. When we were even younger, our parents put us both in blue and white sailor suits for our own birthday parties: those occasions that are always such an integral and important part of childhood, milestones on the way to being grown up and part of the adult world..

But let’s not kid ourselves here. The $7.5 billion already pledged to tsunami victims is no lock. Only strict oversight by the media and responsible governments can forestall wrongdoing.
We don’t think that’s the proper thing to do, and I don’t think the NHL would do anything like that. (The Whiteout) is what we’re encouraging our fans to do, and we’re pretty sure it won’t take much encouragement. It will be something different (with the team wearing dark jerseys) and a change in tradition but it’s a good one, Brown said..
The Fan Jam will also include a variety of games to test shooting, dribbling and other basketball skills, the chance to dunk on seven , eight , nine and 10 foot baskets, daily 3 point shooting and dunk contests, and the chance to compare your hand and shoe size, height and arm span with your favorite Laker players. Fans will also have the opportunity to take a picture with the 2009 NBA championship trophy and visit Lakers Kid Zone featuring a mini court, mini net for dunking and boardwalk games. The Fan Jam will feature an attempt by Shannon Brown and Lamar Odom to break the Guinness Book of World Records record for free throws by a pair in a minute’s time.