In what became one of the most divisive conversations ever to take place in Locked on Lakers history, Harrison and I finally tackled the Lonzo Ball / Kyrie Irving debate you never knew you needed.
Before we get too far into that, though, it’s worth noting that this podcast was recorded before the latest reports of dysfunction from within the organization. Don’t worry, we’ll talk about all that extensively, and soon.
But before we do, and as has become the new norm, the mailbag spilled into a second day and, seeing as I was going to have a show with Harrison anyway, we tried to hammer out the questions together for the first time in quite a while.
The typical questions about what the Lakers offseason might look like were asked and we answered them as creatively as we could seeing as it was roughly the three-billionth time having thought about the subject in the last month. But there were a couple doozies that really got us going.
We started with a bang when a listener asked who we prefer between Irving and Ball, and in a development that should shock literally no one, I had a hot take that really surprised Harrison.
I think Lonzo Ball is easier to have on a winning team than Kyrie Irving.
Surely there is no way this backfires in a way that melts my mentions for the foreseeable future. Harrison disagreed, by the way.
We went back and forth on that and plenty more, including the basically obligatory D’Angelo Russell mention. Doesn’t it feel like forever since he was a Laker? It does, right? Weird.
Anyway, in actually important topics that we covered, we started the show by discussing physical and mental health, and the sober reminder of those things’ importance we’ve received over the last week and a half. We love you, Pete. If you do too, Harrison put together some ways you can help.