Found February 10, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Less than 24-hours after falling to Notre Dame in a Big East record five overtimes, Rick Pitino traveled to Miami, FL., for the Lakers and Heat game at American Airlines Arena. Dave McMenamin, the Lakers beat writer for, reported that Pitino was in the Lakers locker room following the game. Former Louisville forward Earl Clark is in his first season with the Lakers. He posted this photo on his Instagram account after the game. The Lakers lost 107-97, but Clark finished with 15 points and 9 rebounds. I’m sure Pitino and Earl did plenty of catching up, but McMenamin reports that the real reason Pitino was in South Beach was to see Laker point guard Steve Nash. I’m not exactly sure what the connection is between Pitino and Nash, but this isn’t the first time the two have spoken during a college basketball season. A few years ago, Pitino had Nash call and speak with former Louisville point guard Edgar Sosa to give him some advice. Perhaps Pitino wanted to ask the future hall...

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