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Podcasts: Arash Markazi on the start of a weird LeBron James, Lakers season

Arash Markazi of ESPN stops by the new network to discuss the first 11 games of the LeBron James-Lakers era.

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We here at Silver Screen & Roll are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our podcast network. We’re working on the title for this specific show, but subscribe to the entire network on iTunes right here.

In debut episode of this show, hosted by Jas Kang, our guest is Senior Writer with ESPN, Arash Markazi.

To kick things off, Jas and Arash talk about their feelings on the new Lakers city edition jerseys, and they’re both not fans, to say the least.

Then Jas talks to Arash about the start of the LeBron James era in L.A. and why the Lakers have gotten off to a slow start at 5-6. Arash talks about how the team can turn things around and looks at how the current roster is built.

With word leaking earlier this week about Magic Johnson’s heated discussion with coach Luke Walton, Arash and Jas discuss Walton’s job security and how fans have perceived the conversation.

Another topic the guys touched on was the 2019 free agency class and who the Lakers might be able to land to play alongside LeBron next season.

With Arash being a staple covering LA sports, they also touched on the final portion of the Kobe era. From the back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010, to the failed 2012 season with Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.

To wrap things up, Jas talked to Arash about his journalism career and how he has used social media as tool to enhance his work, as well as Arash’s advice to young journalists trying to break into the industry.

Listen to the whole show right here:

For today’s Locked on Lakers, Pete and I discuss the entire Luke Walton-Rajon Rondo-Lonzo Ball dynamic. He and I disagree, so I’m now looking for a brand new host, if you know anyone.

We also discuss Tyson Chandler’s debut and the starting lineup — which probably needs to change sometime soon.

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.