The Los Angeles Lakers have had quite the week, which has only further elevated what fans think this team is capable of. Today’s podcasts focus on whether the Lakers can actually bring him championship No. 17, and why or why not that might be.
We Love Basketball
The Lakers seem to have found their guard rotation, but will it be enough come playoff time? Sabreena has Christian on the show to talk about the surprisingly productive seasons Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley put together, the bounce-back season Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is having, and how everyone else has done with their minutes so far.
Locked on Lakers
Today’s episode starts with a look back at the Lakers’ last couple days, and what they’ve said about the team’s ceiling. Pete and I agree that, at least as of right now, this team feels special.
Segment two starts with a theory of mine about why the Lakers went at Utah so especially hard, and how it might represent an underrated aspect of the character of this team. I found it interesting that the Lakers, on the second night of a back-to-back, would go out of their way to completely demoralize Utah on both sides of the ball, and I think it might have something to do with some hardware Rudy Gobert currently owns.
From there, we opened up the mailbag to answer all your questions, including those about NBA arenas and where Staples Center ranks among them, what we would change about Staples Center, and a heaping helping of Danny Ainge slander, which is always fun.
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