The Los Angeles Lakers might have just taken their first step towards
tampering with luring Giannis Antetokounmpo in the summer of 2021. Our podcasts talk that, Lakers history, and potato chips.
In this episode, Jas is joined by Senior Writer with Lakers Nation, Trevor Lane, to discuss all of the latest news from Lakerland. To kick things off, the guys get into the Lakers claiming Kostas Antetokounmpo, younger brother of reigning NBA MVP Giannis, off waivers and if this was a move made in order to lure the Greek Freak to Los Angeles when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
Following that, Trevor and Jas get into how NBA free agency will affect small market teams going forward. With so many stars taking less money to play in big markets, will the owners fight for a change to the current system in the next round CBA negotiations?
And with Brian Windhorst of ESPN's comments suggesting Toronto and the Lakers felt like they were played by Leonard’s camp, the guys look into how Kawhi’s decision to leave the NBA Champion Raptors and spurn the Lakers for the Clippers played out. Did Kawhi really consider joining the purple and gold? Or was it just a negotiation tactic?
To wrap things up, Trevor and Jas look at the stacked NBA Western Conference and if any surprise teams can do some damage next season.
Locked on Lakers
As we do every week, Pete and I opened up the mailbag to answer as many questions as we could, but before we got to that, we had to celebrate the minor victory that is the Lakers hiring Mike Penberthy as their new shooting coach.
Once we opened up the mailbag, we got to wander all over the Lakers-sphere. Listeners are still interested to hear where the organization might go with their next few coaching hires, so we offered up the one hire we’re really hoping to hear about. We also hopped back into history for the best and worst Lakers games, a Lakers Mount Rushmore, and Doritos vs. Lays — yeah, you read that right.
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