When Lakers have fun, it shows

Updated: February 15, 2012, 8:53 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

About an hour before tipoff of the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, a healthy portion of the Lakers' roster gathered in their lounge to watch the end of the New York Knicks-Toronto Raptors game.

The Hawks' most recent game, a loss to the Miami Heat, was playing on the wall-mounted television in the locker room adjacent to the lounge, but game preparation and scouting stood still for a moment. The Lakers were watching the Knicks' Jeremy Lin dribble out ...

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