The Lakers have been among the best teams in the NBA since early January, but -- and stop us if this sounds familiar -- the injury bug threatens to derail the momentum. Josh Hart is already sidelined (likely) for the year after hand surgery,
So the Lakers have won four straight out of the break, and are 16-7 since early January, when they ended the nine-game losing streak. That's good for the third best record in the NBA. So are the Lakers legit now, and what does that mean for the rebuild?
The Oscars are Sunday, the Super Bowl for people who love movies. So with that in mind, we invited our friend Steve Mason into the studio for a Big Oscars Preview. We kicked around all the major topics. Who we think ought to win Best Picture and why,
So the Lakers have made it through the deadline, and have a new-look roster... how's it looking? Well, the defense has suffered. Is it all on Isaiah Thomas? Did the Lakers expect this much defensive slippage after the deal? Should it bother them? -
For all the buildup around the Lakers, when the NBA's trade deadline actually arrived, things looked awfully quiet in El Segundo... until things weren't. - The purple and gold were front and center in the day's biggest deal,
A week or so away from the trade deadline, things are getting interesting around the NBA. For the Lakers, though, the top-of-mind question isn't about who is coming and who is going, but who isn't around at all. Namely, Lonzo Ball.
Man alive, it's been a busy week. The Lakers, left for dead a couple weeks ago, have now won seven of their last nine games heading out on the road for a five-game trip. All without the previously indispensable Lonzo Ball... -
This week in Lakerland, we learned once again what we knew last week, namely that the Lakers just aren't as interesting, nor competitive, without Lonzo Ball. And it's not even close. And as Lonzo starts to put together more solid games,
So Paul George visits Staples Center Wednesday night with the Thunder... what are the odds he'll be visiting all the time next year as a member of the Lakers? His comments this week didn't end the speculation,
Why is ESPN NBA writer Kevin Arnovitz one of our favorite people? Because there aren't too many on the planet with whom you can split a 70-ish minute podcast between conversations about Lonzo Ball, his potential,
The Lakers finished their road trip with a 2-2 record and four competitive games, a strong showing by any fair standard. Of course, the last of the group -- a trip to Cleveland for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and the rest of L.A.
It's been 40 years since Saturday Night Fever hit theaters, and while many remember it for the music and, um, "period" fashion, it's easy to forget a) how good a movie it is, and b) how influential it was. - To honor the anniversary,
It's podcast day! - We kick things off talking, as any Lakers analyst must do (by law), Lonzo Ball. So the shooting thing... does it get better? And what happens if it doesn't? The natives are getting restless,
If you like documentaries, it's worth checking out "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond," a fantastic film diving into the making of the great Andy Kaufman biopic, "Man on the Moon," starring Jim Carrey. It was a stellar performance in which Carrey not only c...
We recorded this one on Thursday ahead of the Portland and Brooklyn games, but technical problems kept it off the interwebs. Good news: This stuff is pretty evergreen. (As is the commentary on Fantasy Football that opens the show.
If you like TV recaps and reviews, you probably have read Alan Sepinwall. Now at Uproxx, Sepinwall has long been one of the most influential critics working. His new book "Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion" is a fantastic compilation of...
Last show before the real games begin. (Recorded on Monday, but delayed in posting...) - We cover... Brandon Ingram's slow preseason in the wake of expectations rising sharply for him this offseason. Who starts at the four?
So three preseason games in, are the 2017-18 Lakers good yet? No? Why not? We discuss. From there, what are the most interesting parts of the annual NBA GM Survey? Where does Lonzo Ball fit into it all? And are the Lakers going a little overboard fueli...
It's here! The season is here! - For starters, there really is a brand new feel to things in El Segundo, as the Lakers opened up their new facility earlier this week. It's swanky. So things kicked off as they have in recent seasons,
He's the best in the business, and now he's on our show. Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated joins us to talk about his new feature on Dwight Howard -- well worth the read -- including a dive into Howard's time in L.A.,