The ridiculousness has reached such a tipping point that it’s becoming almost impossible not to believe the extent to which ineptitude has taken hold over the Los Angeles Lakers with each new rumor, but as frustrating as that might be, it does offer plenty to laugh at (while still leaving some reasons for optimism) as today’s shows try to do.
In this episode, Jas is joined by Marcus Fitzgerald of Sportsnet 650. To kick things off, the guys talk about the Lakers front office situation and the recent report that Magic Johnson was accidentally cc’d on emails between owner Jeanie Buss and general Rob Pelinka, as if they have never used the internet before.
And with an NBA executive saying the Lakers or Knicks will get DeMarcus Cousins as a consolation prize, Marcus and Jas discuss if taking on the injured big man on a short term deal makes sense for the team, or if they would be better off preserving their cap space for a run at Anthony Davis in 2020.
Also on this episode, they look into the latest news surrounding the Lakers coaching search. With the usual suspects being joined by Joey and Jesse Buss, as well as Kurt and Linda Rambis, Marcus and Jas go over the Lakers aging methods when it comes to hiring for key roles in the organization.
The podcast then wraps up with a discussion about Monty Williams, Tyronn Lue and Juwan Howard as the next potential head coach. Listen below for their entire conversation and, for more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.
Locked on Lakers
On today’s show, I welcomed Jorge Sedano of ESPN for a rare guest appearance alongside Pete and I. I was really excited to record this one and, in my unbiased opinion, it lived up to my own hype, which is rare.
We start by laughing at the hilarity of everything surrounding the Lakers right now. From the aforementioned emails, to Kurt Rambis potentially being a requirement for whoever takes the head coach gig to, well, whatever else, there’s plenty to have fun with if you’re a Lakers fan with a dark sense of humor.
When we get down to the serious stuff, we talk about the recent reports (and then “backtracking”) of LeBron James having a lack of trust with the Lakers. At the very least, we can understand where that’s coming from, and it allows us to get into all kinds of other topics, including whether James might shift to a more direct approach in leveraging his power given the circumstances.
You can listen to the entire episode 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.