Talk coming out of practice focused almost solely on the Los Angeles Lakers currently dealing with various maladies. Anthony Davis downplayed his own comments. Rajon Rondo tried to explain his situation. But what shouldn’t be missed is the role the team isn’t playing in the discussion. Our podcast hosts discuss that and plenty more on today’s episodes.
Harrison and I were joined for a special episode by Pete Zayas (aka Laker Film Room), who left his own internet son behind at this site for The Athletic (I’m kidding — we’re all really happy for Pete).
Before we got to that conversation, though, Harrison and I discussed the goings on with the team, and specifically how they are still rolling with the strategy of, well, seeming not to have a strategy on getting the word out there with injury updates. I wrote about this at length yesterday, but it continues to boggle the mind that they haven’t learned from the mistakes they’ve made the last few years.
In the second half of the show, the three of us discuss the state and evolution of sports media, and our various experiences in watching the direction it’s gone in. This was a really fun conversation, and one you won’t want to miss if you have interest in covering sports.
Locked on Lakers
In order to keep the podcast light given Sunday’s loss and the discussions to come in segments two and three, Pete, Harrison and I start the show with our favorite older brother stories. These were fun, and featured Harrison running through a door, a thrown ping pong paddle and a little (read: a lot of) blood.
In the second segment, we all give our thoughts on the Lakers injury strategy and whether it’s an inordinate risk to let Davis play through the pain.
To wrap up the show, we each give our thoughts on Kyle Kuzma and how he’s looked these first few games back. We all mostly agree that it’s going to take time, even while acknowledging how far behind he appears to be.
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