Lakers.com caught up with rookie guard Javaris Crittenton to talk about his transition to Los Angeles, how he fared in the Summer League, and what’s on the horizon.
Lakers.com: So what have you been up to since the Vegas Summer League?
I’ve been back and forth between Atlanta and LA since the draft, but I got out here for good about a week ago and I’m just happy to be out here. I found a place and it’s just exciting times being a part of the Lakers right now. LA is starting to feel like home so I’m just working hard to get ready for the season.
You find any favorite spots yet?
I’m still trying to get a feel for the area. I’ve been driving around and getting lost a lot, just trying to learn the streets and the places to go to. My nav system in my car has been helping a lot.
Has anything stuck out in your mind or reminded you of being back in Georgia?
(Los Angeles) is kind of a fast city with a lot to do and a lot of celebrities. Atlanta and LA are similar, but in a lot of ways they’re very different. Atlanta has a lot of traffic and LA has traffic, but this traffic out here is a beast, I’ve never seen anything like it before. Traffic… on like 1pm on a Sunday…
Your Mom had mentioned during your signing press conference that she would be helping with the transition, is that still in the plans?
She’ll be coming out here to visit. I got her a house down in Atlanta so she’s pretty set right now.