08/14/12 10:19 am EST
As you may or may not know, Philadunkia’s Jeff McMenamin has a “more famous” brother. Jeff’s older brother is Dave McMenamin — the Lakers beat writer for ESPN Los Angeles. Shortly after the mega D12-Bynum-Dre trade, Jeff called Dave to discuss one of the biggest moves is the history of the Sixers franchise. Ohh yeah, it was a pretty big trade for the Lakers as well.
The following post is a trancipt of the conversation between the two hoops loving McMenamin brothers…
Jeff: First of all, how was your 16-day trip to Europe? Did you have night terrors of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol both getting injured in Olympic action, or were you able to keep your mind off of the Lakers for a little bit and actually get some much needed R & R?
Dave: It was incredible. I jaunted through Zurich, Munich, Prague and Amsterdam with a few friends and can’t wait to plan the next trip. The highlight was definitely Prague – amazing views, great (and inexpensive) food, friendly people. From a basketball perspective though, experiencing the globalization of the game didn’t get much better than watching Team USA beat Tunisia in an Irish bar in Germany next to a couple of Canadian fans, one of whom was wearing a Mike Bibby jersey.