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Podcast: Reasons Lakers fans can be optimistic moving forward

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LeBron James is hours away from being done with his first Lakers season. Let’s look back on it as an experience, and look ahead to how things can get better.

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Today’s podcasts are the last shows of this Los Angeles Lakers season. Crazy to think about, right? So with that in mind, the focus was on reviewing the experience of LeBron James as a Laker for a year, and looking ahead to ways everyone involved with the team can get better next season.

Lake Show

Harrison and I realized literally right before recording that this was our last show of the season. With that in mind, we reviewed what the experience of covering James for an entire year has been like. To summarize, we got all the things we kind of expected (leaks about coaching/personnel, stans, passive aggressiveness) without, you know, the basketball the success. Here’s hoping that changes next season.

We then turned our attention to the months to come, and why Lakers fans can hope things turn around. It all starts with embarrassment, really. We explain that, and whether we think those in charge are capable of feeling such a thing.

The show’s last topic is whether Luke Walton has a chance at sticking around. We both think it’s a little higher than it was previously considered.

Listen below for our 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

In part two of this week’s mailbag, I took questions about the Warriors’ likability, whatever my “deal” with Kobe Bryant is (I don’t have one, for the record), what the Lakers have to do in order to correct some mistakes in the front office and more.

I also teased how Pete and I are getting ready for the offseason, and how excited we are about the show’s direction, so that’s fun to think about as well.

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.