The Los Angeles Lakers won their second-straight game for the first time since January, so of course fans are now upset about lottery chances. Today’s podcasts discuss the two sides of that conversation and how no one is necessarily wrong.
The Los Angeles Lakers won their 2nd in a row on Tuesday vs the Wizards. Alex Padilla and Jordan Carruth talk about the Lakers win. They also talk about what they call the “highlight of the Lakers season” Lance Stephenson’s crossover of Jeff Green. When was the last time the Lakers had that much fun on the court?
Jordan updates Alex on the latest chances the Lakers will have of getting the #1 pick in the draft according to Tankathon.com. They also talk about why they are hoping for more losses instead of wins the remainder of the season.
They have another round of Lakers Pop Quiz, with random useless facts about the Lakers season. Alex then rants about Kentavious Caldwell-Pope playing his best basketball of the season the last 8 games, with the playoffs out of reach.
“Show Tiempo” is known for it’s seriousness and complete analytical breakdown of Lakers basketball so Jordan and Alex decide to break up the seriousness with some fun. They cast who they want to see in the Space Jam 2 movie that LeBron James will star in.
Finally, what head coaches would excite Laker fans for next season? Alex thinks the Lakers should look to the college level for their next head coach. While Jordan hopes the Lakers don’t hire Jason Kidd but both realize it’ll probably be Tyronn Lue.
Locked on Lakers
Today’s episode starts by discussing tanking and how, while acknowledging those who are for losing at this point are logically correct, neither Pete or I can fully get into losing for the sake of draft odds. We explain why.
We then turn our focus to JaVale McGee, who has been really good over the last few games. He says it’s purely because he feels 100 percent again, so if that’s the case, would he be a worthwhile candidate to bring back next season?
Finally, we pick up on the Lonzo Ball conversation from yesterday as well as the discussion we had last week about how young players need to be coached nearly as much off the court as on it.
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