Jordan Farmar knows a little something about tradition. The second-year Lakers point guard played his college basketball in the shadow of Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at UCLA.
“You come into the locker room and look at your jersey and realize [the great players] wore that,” said Farmar. “I kind of got myself set up for it as a young guy. It’s really special for me.”
And so Lakers-Celtics? Steeped in tradition, to be sure. But it’s nothing new for Farmar.
“For us it’s about winning championships,” he said. “And whoever we have to beat to be a part of it, it just has to be done.”