Lakers Wear Special Warm-Up Shirts in Remembrance of Flip Saunders (Pic)
The basketball world is still coming to terms with the unexpected (and sudden) news that Flip Saunders had passed away from Hodgkins lymphoma over the weekend. His presence in the NBA was a constant, and teams all over the league have shown their admiration and love for the coach.
The Lakers took to the court last night prior to their game against the T-Wolves wearing special shooting shirts that said “FLIP.” on them in remembrance of the coach. He didn’t have a professional connection to the team (other than having coached against them) so the Lakers certainly weren’t under any obligation to do anything like this, but it’s pretty cool that they did.
Here’s the shirt, as modeled by Nick Young:
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 29, 2015