The Los Angeles Lakers are treading water without LeBron James, but make no mistake about it — they need him back as soon as possible. Today’s podcast content covers how they’ve looked, as well as a look at the trade rumors about Anthony Davis that aren’t going to stop anytime soon.
Jas Kang is joined by Rob Perez (aka World Wide Wob) for this episode, where they discussed a ton, including how Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram have looked without LeBron in the lineup. And with Rob formerly being a member of the New Orleans front office, he offered some insight into how the organization works, and what it could mean for Davis’ future there.
Rob and Jas then wrapped up their discussion with some gambling talk, the NBA’s pettiest players and a look at how the NBA has embraced social media, which has helped the league’s popularity reach an all-time high.
Can You Dig It?
The Lakers have now won back-to-back games without LeBron James, bringing their total record without him to 3-5. LeBron who?
On this week’s episode, Christian and Grant discussed what the Lakers can build on and what they need to improve to keep their winning streak alive. They also talk about the upcoming stretch of games for L.A. and why it’s important James doesn’t miss to many outings beyond next week, when he’ll be reevaluated again.
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Locked on Lakers
On today’s episode, Pete and I build on some of the points made in the show immediately after the Lakers thoroughly dominated the Detroit Pistons. Have they unlocked some kind of code that might allow for consistent success on the backs of roles that make more sense for their players?
Oh, and I went on a bit of a rant about Walton’s response when asked about Lonzo’s free-throw shooting. Listen to the full conversation below.