Lakers Examiner: For those of you that don’t know, we are in the middle of the inagural NBA Green Week, in which teams will try to inform their fans about how to reduce their “environmental footprints.”
It comes as no surprise that the Los Angeles Lakers are pitching in as well. Some of you may have seen them wearing the official NBA Green Week t-shirts on the sidelines of this week’s games. Despite the fact that they look like the free shirts they give out for signing up to play in the local 3-on-3 tournament, you can’t knock the NBA for trying to do some good.
In the spirit of Green Week, the Lakers have designated Thursday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets as ECO-All Stars Night. The Lakers have chosen to help promote Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program as well as Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program. All Laker fans are encouraged to bring in used sneakers and old wireless phones to donate to the causes.
It’s good to see the Lakers front office taking an active part in this, but some of the players are also doing their best to “go green.”
Here’s a list of what some of the Lakers are doing to reduce their own environmental footprints.