His roots back to the Indiana Pacers almost seem like a distant memory.
Josh McRoberts hasn't had a chance to follow his former team, only recently having cable TV service installed in his South Bay apartment. He's only kept in touch with A.J. Price from time to time. And of course, McRoberts has slowly but surely learned the confines of Los Angeles.
He's embraced the warm weather, hates the traffic and limited his lifestyle strictly to Lakers basketball.
There's no doubt, though, that McRoberts sees the Lakers' (10-6) game Sunday against the Pacers at Staples Center a tad differently.
"It'll be fun," McRoberts said after the Lakers' practice Saturday at the team's facility in El Segundo. "I want to beat them. I want to beat everybody. But I definitely want to beat them."
That's because McRoberts views his 2-year stint at Indiana with mixed feelings. He said it was a "dream come true" to play in his home state and relishes his best NBA season last year, when he averaged 7.4 po...