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Podcast: What are fair expectations for LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers next season?

The Lakers are spouting championship or bust, but what are more fair expectations for a team with LeBron James and Anthony Davis heading into next season?

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With the vast majority of the roster moves behind us, our podcast hosts had no choice but to roast Applebees. You think we’re kidding, but it happened — a bunch. Between barbs aimed at America’s most depressing restaurant chain, we tried to figure out a fair baseline for expectations for the Lakers heading into next season.

The Lake Show

On this week’s episode, Harrison and I start by discussing Rob Pelinka essentially saying it’s championship or bust for the Lakers this year. While I understand that this is just what athletes and people associated with high-level athletics have to say thanks to Derek Jeter and Kobe Bryant setting that tone years ago, I don’t really think it’s great managing of the narrative in a year where so much is up in the air.

Harrison disagreed because he has Mamba Mentality.

From there, we tried to figure out what fair or realistic expectations would look like, and boy this gets tricky. But unlike Applebees in their search for making even remotely decent food, we found a way.

You can listen to the latest episode below, 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 reopened the mailbag to get to all the questions Pete and I didn’t have time to answer Monday. Once again, listeners really stepped up not only with fun questions about the Lakers but also about non-Lakers things.

Most notably among the Lakers-related questions was how strong an advantage the Lakers would have over the Clippers if the two teams faced off in a series held at Staples Center. Based on the trends in coffee, this probably won’t end well for little brother.

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.

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