Late Wednesday night before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Houston Rockets, the news broke that Steve Blake had been traded to the Golden State Warriors and shooting guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks were headed to Los Angeles. Get to know Bazemore and Brooks in their first interviews with Lakers Nation. A graduate of Old Dominion with degrees in criminal justice and human services, Bazemore could be competing for one of the most intelligent players in the Lakers locker room. Born in New Jersey, Brooks grew up a fan of Shaquille O’Neal and became a Laker and Kobe Bryant fan when Shaq made his way to Los Angeles. Check out our exclusive interviews below and don’t forget to subscribe to our Lakers Nation YouTube Channel!