Mike Trudell

@LakersReporter

Mike writes/podcasts/hosts video content for http://Lakers.com, and is the @TWCSportsNet sideline reporter for Lakers broadcasts; Northwestern alum.

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got a signed Vick jersey from Vick in Philly. Barnes is repping at Toronto airport:

General Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a gift from Poland to U.S. celebrating 200 yrs. of independence:

getting his first pregame shots in for the Lakers:

President Obama received a signed championship banner and basketball from the Lakers:

Here are the Lakers up on the podium, pre Obama:

One more of Obama and :

Here's President Obama making Phil Jackson laugh:

Another photo of Kobe & Obama. They had a quick chat about how their respective daughters were doing.

Here's a picture of Kobe Bryant and President Obama in the background:

Here's President Obama with :

Kobe helping box up gift packages/letters to troops. Notice cute little girl in corner:

Phil Jackson focusing in on letter writing to members of the military:

Odom & Gasol sitting down w/some kids. One asked "How do you get so tall? Odom: "Doing your homework."

LAL arrived; 1 8-year-old girl was excited to see Odom, as she watches "Keeping Up w/t Kardashians."

In advance of President Obama & the Lakers at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington:

If any Lakers head to Greenwich Village, they'll run into thousands of Santas at "SantaCon." Sample:

Here's a shot of Phil Jackson holding court with the media:

Bynum, pictured here working pregame w/coaches Shaw & Person, is moving very well laterally today:

Photo: Luke Walton's dad, hoops legend Bill, here chatting up local TV legend Jim Hill:

Bynum (pictured) doesn't look to be limited in this scrimmage. He's undoubtedly progressing.