The fun continues for the Los Angeles Lakers after an amazing 2020 NBA Finals win led by head coach Frank Vogel. This time the excitement comes at the expense of the head coach making some media rounds. What’s success without some light moments? Vogel has been grinding since he got his shot and hasn’t looked back since that time.
The first-time titleholder made an appearance on ESPN’s The Lowe Post with Zach Lowe. Vogel and Lowe touched on a variety of topics including his humble beginnings and the process of becoming the Lakers’ guy. As many know, he started out as a video coordinator before leading an NBA bench. Naturally, Vogel’s defense is a hallmark of most of the team’s film session. To give these a little pizzazz, Lowe talked about an unnamed player requesting he ask about the movie clips used by Vogel in their film.
One of the inclusions was from Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence’s comedy/drama Life. Earlier in his career, Vogel and former NBA big man Popeye Jones served as coaching peers. Jones would often rib players and coaches whenever he noticed them dressed in extra threads.
“Now just where the hell you think you going?”
Appropriate questions for anyone dressed to impress on a random NBA night. Vogel decided to insert this adage at critical points of his guys’ defensive efforts. He used the clip when guys would cut off offensive players from getting driving lanes. Hilarious stuff!
The team also used scenes from Will Ferrell’s Old School and music from rapper Ludacris. While seeming elementary, this level of creativity is good to give guys a sense of camraderie. Laughter builds bonds and those bonds can lead to reaching goals. It’s safe to say that the film sessions and humor paid off for the Lakers in a big way. Credit Vogel for being another fun guy in Los Angeles.