It’s officially NBA All-Star Weekend, and the Los Angeles Lakers are well-represented this year. Not only are LeBron James and Anthony Davis going to be playing in Sunday night’s game, but Dwight Howard will participate in Saturday’s Dunk Contest for the fourth time in his career. Howard won the Dunk Contest in 2008.
On today’s episode of “I Love Basketball,” a show on the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed, hosts Sabreena Merchant and Christian Rivas previewed what Lakers fans have to look forward to at All-Star weekend, including Howard’s quest for a second Dunk Contest trophy and Frank Vogel’s management of Team LeBron, which features Davis, James Harden, Luka Doncic and Kawhi Leonard this year.
And for those wondering after reading the preceding list: No, Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t sleep through his draft — he’s just evidently not very good at assembling a team. Luckily for Milwaukee Bucks fans, general manager Jon Horst is good at his job.
After running through all the All-Star festivities, they wrap things up by looking ahead to the final 29 games on the regular season schedule Christian and Sabreena discussed their thoughts on what changes the Lakers can make to their roster — both externally and internally — before games start to matter when the playoffs roll around a few months from now.
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