The 2019-20 Lakers season has come to an end, and there’s no time like the present to relive the very best moments of this championship team.
On the latest episode of “I Love Basketball” on the Silver Screen & Roll podcast, Anthony Irwin and Sabreena Merchant picked their favorite memories from all of the non-superstar players on this team. To add a little intrigue, they each drafted five players (not LeBron James and Anthony Davis) and then picked individual moments from those Lakers to create a group of memories that represents the best of this season.
Not all of these moments happened on the court, but so much of the fun of being a fan in this era is also enjoying everything that happens away from the games, and Anthony and Sabreena brought some off-court storylines into their account of this season. This episode can get a bit silly, but you’ll have a great time reminiscing on some of the standout moments from a season we’ll never forget.
Let us know in the comments whether Anthony or Sabreena did a better job.
Spoiler Warning: If you’d like to listen to the show before reading what our moments are, stop here. If you’ve already listened (or just want to see) check out our links below.
Sabreena’s top five moments
- The Dream Shake podcast loses its mind over Alex Caruso.
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope turns it on in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
- Kyle Kuzma turns into a defensive stopper in the bubble.
- Talen Horton-Tucker outplays James Harden (for a few minutes) in the conference semifinals.
- Danny Green hits a game-tying shot against Dallas, and the Lakers win in overtime in their first statement victory of the 2019-20 season.
Anthony’s top five moments
- Dwight Howard scores the final points of the Lakers season on a logo three.
- Jared Dudley admits the Lakers laughed at the Clippers blowing a 3-1 lead.
- Kostas Antetokounmpo and Rob Pelinka take an unintentionally hilarious photo at All-Star Weekend.
- Playoff Rondo emerges again, most notably as a bully for Jamal Murray in the Western Conference Finals.
- Quinn Cook attends the memorial for Kobe and Gianna Bryant and changes his number (2) in honor of GiGi.