Thursday, April 7, 2011

LA Lakers Profiles: Vujacic and Walton

Author: Michaela Lawson

 Among the younger six footers of the Los Angeles Lakers are Sasha Vujacic and Luke Walton. Both are promising basketball players who, even early in their careers, have the potential to further improve the sales of Lakers tickets and help the team win the championship title. Here are some little known details about Vujacic and Walton.

Sasha Vujacic

 Aleksander “Saša" Vujacic plays point guard or shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers and is recognized for his jersey number 18. Vujacic is Slovenian, born on March 8, 1984 in Maribor, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia. This 6'7" player is a son of a coach of a basketball team in Montenegro.

Vujacic used to play with the Snaidero Udine, a basketball club in Italy. He started playing for the club when he was 16 years old. He also used to be a member of a Slovenian junior team.
 Vujacic joined the NBA in 2004 as the 27th overall pick of the Los Angeles Lakers. His best performances during his NBA career include a three-point shot that led Lakers to winning against the Utah Jazz during the 2005-06 season. Another is his clutch shot that ended the 13-game winning streak of the Dallas Mavericks.
Vujacic has various nicknames including one given by Coach Phil Jackson, “the 11 am shooter." The said nickname is given to Vujacic because he performs well during practices but hardly does the same in the games. Another nickname of Vujacic is “the Machine" because of his skill in successfully shooting on and beyond the arc on most of his attempts.
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Luke Walton

 Luke Theodore Walton is a small forward for the Los Angeles Lakers and holds jersey number 4. He was born on March 28, 1980 in San Diego, California to Hall of Famer, Bill Walton, and his wife Susie. Luke Walton has three brothers, Adam, Nathan and Chris, all of them are signified in Walton's right arm four-skeleton tattoo.
 Walton was already familiar with basketball mechanics as a young boy since his father played for the Portland Trail Blazers. When he went to school in the University of San Diego High School, Walton learned techniques from Bill himself. After high school, Walton proceeded to the University of Arizona for college where he majored in family studies and played for the Wildcats. Finally, in 2003 after college graduation, Walton was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Draft as the 32nd overall pick. Since then, Walton has been with the team, improving most during the 2006-07 season.

Because of his performance in the 2006-07 season, Walton was able to get a great deal with the Lakers--a six-year $30 million contract, based on his potential. Unfortunately, he was unable to live up to the expectations the following year. Nevertheless, Walton is known in the NBA and by NBA experts as one of the best in basketball timing, positioning, and teamwork. He also has excellent skills in passing, although he often passes to his teammates more than he shoots.
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About the Author:
Michaela Lawson is has been a fan of the NBA as well as the Los Angeles Lakers since her high school years. She plays for the basketball team of her university and sometimes helps friends sell Lakers tickets. Cheap Lakers tickets are available at

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