From Lakers insider to food truck driver

Former equipment manager Rudy Garciduenas lost his job two years ago after 26 years with the Lakers. Jim Buss might have considered him too close to Phil Jackson.

By Bill Plaschke
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The hand that once wrote about daily NBA schedules on a greaseboard in the Lakers‘ locker room now composes daily specials on a surfboard propped against a sunset-colored truck.

Kona Sunset Shrimp Tacos, two for $7.

The distinctive voice that once boomed through the halls of Staples Center now is heard from underneath a tiny window; instead of ordering Lakers players into their uniforms, it is now taking office workers’ orders for lunch.

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