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Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis channel Laverne & Shirley (VIDEO)

Feb 22, 2013, 1:36 PM EST

So, does this make J.J. Redick “Squiggy?”

Fun video from the NBA marketing people tying Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis into the most famous television characters out of Milwaukee, Laverne and Shirley. For you young kids at home, “Laverne & Shirley” was one of the big spinoffs of “Happy Days.” And “Happy Days” gave us The Fonz and the phrase “jumped the shark.”

There is another NBA tie in here — Laverne was played by Penny Marshall (she’s got an Oscar for directing), who is a regular at Lakers and Clippers games. She’s a very nice person, although she did once cut me off at the soft-serve ice cream machine at Staples Center. But I’ve gotten over that. Mostly.

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