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Podcast: Reminiscing about the 1999-2000 Lakers season

The first championship-winning edition of the Kobe and Shaq pairing was so much fun for Lakers fans.

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With basketball still suspended for the immediate future, our latest podcast episode features Jas Kang — host of “The 30,” a show on the Silver Screen and Roll podcast network — being joined by guest host Anthony Irwin for a walk down memory lane to look back at the unforgettable 1999-2000 Lakers, and their run to the title.

To kick things off, they discussed the impact hiring Phil Jackson had on the team after the Lakers moved on from Dell Harris, and what Jackson brought to the team’s mentality with his unique coaching style, and how it helped Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal specifically.

Anthony and Jas then looked back at the long winning streaks the Lakers had during the season, and how it felt different and more real from years past. Then, the guys got into the playoffs, and talked about the beginning the Lakers’ rivalry with the Sacramento Kings, the Western Conference Final matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers and how Anthony was feeling during that unforgettable game seven comeback.

Finally, they got into the Lakers’ eventual NBA Finals matchup against the Indiana Pacers, Kobe’s arrival in Game 4 and Shaquille O’Neal’s dominance throughout the playoffs.

To listen to full episode you can use the players below, and for more Lakers talk and to ensure you never miss a single show, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

You can follow Jas on Twitter at @jaskang21, and Anthony at @AnthonyIrwinLA.