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Lakers take surprise tour of D.C. before practice

Updated: February 4, 2007, 1:01 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- A funny thing happened to the Los Angeles Lakers on the way to their Saturday morning shootaround. They took a tour of the nation's capital instead.

Sleepy-eyed from a 3 a.m. arrival as they prepared for their fourth game in five nights, the players and coaches clambered on the team bus expecting to head to practice. Instead, they got a 45-minute sightseeing trip.

Coach Phil Jackson told no one in advance -- except for the bus driver.

"This was the first time we've ever ...

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