On Wednesday, my Empoprise-BI business blog included a post about high school teacher and former basketball player Mike Smrek. It turns out that I'm not the only person who has written about Smrek. In addition to Steve Greenberg of Sporting News, Mr. Smrek has been covered by Peter Kim in The No-Look Pass.
(Coincidentally, on Thursday Dan Patrick stated on-air that he was the master of the "look pass." But I digress.)
Kim's piece goes into detail about Smrek's career, including a positive assessment of Smrek from Karl Malone. Kim also notes that Smrek was the first Canadian to earn an NBA championship ring.
And Kim also lauds Smrek's performance in a video. After the Super Bowl Shuffle (which I wrote about in 2009), it seems that every 1980s team had to put a video together. The Lakers chose to record a "just say no to drugs" message which not only included Smrek, but also some other people that you may have heard of, such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Byron Scott, Kurt Rambis, and Pat Riley.
The video is here.
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