Lonzo Ball is once again the focus of some extra news coverage that has nothing to do with his abilities as a basketball player. Today’s shows discuss the situation with Big Baller Brand, LaVar Ball and how Lonzo can hopefully grow from this as a person.
The Lake Show
Harrison and I start the show by discussing Jason Kidd once again ignoring an important unwritten rule amongst coaches to campaign for a job both openly on TV, and behind the scenes. It’s gross.
Beyond how politically unseemly his tactics have been, Kidd is quite frankly a poor fit for the Lakers right now. Harrison and I get into specifically why that is the case, and it starts with having just a little too much in common with the front office.
We then turn our attention to the latest on Lonzo and Big Baller Brand, and why, more than anything, on a human level this is an altogether sad story.
Lastly, we opened up the iTunes mailbag to take a few of your questions. Topics covered include how Jeanie Buss stacks up as an owner compared to a few others across the league, what an all-time Laker Frankenstein would look like, a really unfortunate would-you-rather and plenty more.
Locked on Lakers
On today’s episode, I discuss Kyle Kuzma comparing this year to last season and what that has to do with expectations. While he is right that the circumstances that led to last season were easier to deal with, the pressures this season presented aren’t going anywhere, and he’ll have to deal with them.
I also discuss the Kidd situation and how the Lakers just don’t seem to understand or care to grasp the concept of organizational culture. I build a little off of the conversation Harrison and I had in regards to Lonzo as well.
You can listen to the entire discussion below, and make sure to subscribe on iTunes, where you can also leave questions in the form of a five-star review to guarantee your topic makes the show.