One for the Little Guy

 —  November 26, 2004

In a world where more and more people get their news from television and the internet — news that is focused on national and international stories — smaller, local-focused newspapers are growing because people still are hungry for news about what is happening in their neighborhood.

Papers such as the Palisades Post in Pacific Palisades. Recently it published a Q&A with Vlade Divac, who apparently never sold his home in that area, even afer he left to play the middle of the state. Nothing really earth shattering, but here are some highlights:

PP: Who is the best player you’ve played with in your career?

VD: I guess if I had to pick one guy I’d say Magic Johnson. He was a great leader and he made everyone on his team better. That’s what I expect now from Kobe. He’s capable of being that same type of player and he’s going to have to be if we’re going to be successful.

PP: What is the best team you’ve played on in the NBA?

VD: Probably my second season with the Lakers in 1990-91. We got to the finals and lost to the Chicago Bulls but that team still had Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Sam Perkins, Byron Scott, A.C. Green and [current Lakers' radio analyst] Mychal Thompson. Those Kings teams of a few years ago come close, but I’d have to say that Laker team was better because we accomplished the most.