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Podcast: Does LeBron James have the same ‘mamba mentality’ as Kobe Bryant?

Andrew Bernstein shot photos of Kobe Bryant for Bryant’s whole career, and now he’s getting to photograph LeBron James on a daily basis. He dropped by “The Lake Show” to talk about what that’s like.

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The Los Angeles Lakers have an insane history. Fans of the team have been able to watch some of the sport’s absolute peak moments. If you’re capable of loving sports and have been a fan of the Lakers, you’ve probably had more great moments than sad ones.

And if you can Google, you’ve probably seen many of those moments immortalized by a photo, and more than half of those iconic images you might be thinking of were probably taken by a singly person: Andrew “Andy” Bernstein, Hall of Fame photographer.

On today’s “The Lake Show,” Harrison and I welcomed Bernstein to talk about his career as a photographer and his relationship with Kobe Bryant.

Lakers fans all over the world have wondered whether LeBron James is capable of escaping Bryant’s shadow. It’s a ridiculous sentiment, but it exists nonetheless. So, who better to ask than the man who’s been in charge of immortalizing some of Bryant and the rest of the NBA’s absolute most amazing moments? Bernstein was tremendous is this regard.

We talk with Bernstein about Kobe, the evolution of his job, what it’s like covering LeBron now, and Kobe story he’s never told before and much more. That was a great conversation.

On today’s Locked on Lakers, we had some fun.

To start the show and seeing as it was the popular topic of the day, I started by talking about Carmelo Anthony. He’s not good at basketball any longer. Unfortunately for him, it turns out that’s important in 2018. He probably shouldn’t be employed by any team with actual aspirations moving forward. As the Lakers do, it was great to hear they weren’t interested in Anthony’s talents.

To finish the show, I invited Jen (Mrs. Irwin) to talk about what it’s like to married to an idiot. That was way too much fun.

As always, this is just a tidbit of the full context given in the show. Listen to the full discussion below and please check out old episodes, or guarantee you won’t miss any ever again by subscribing to either “The Silver Screen and Roll Podcast” or “Locked on Lakers” on iTunes.

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