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Podcast: Do we underrate the three-peat Lakers?

Somehow a team with Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant feels like it’s become underrated historically.

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On the latest episode of “I Love Basketball” — a weekly podcast on the Silver Screen and Roll feed — hosts Sabreena Merchant and Anthony Irwin were inspired by the Let’s Appreciate A Laker series to look back at a specific time in recent Lakers history: the three-peat team from 2000-02, and that led them to discuss a particular question that has been on their minds — Do Laker fans underrate the three-peat Lakers from 2000-2002?

The two of them started their conversation by going over their individual memories of that period in Lakers history — how it cemented their fandom and why it was so special — and how they feel about it compared to other great eras for the purple and gold.

Then, since both Sabreena and Anthony felt more attached to the 2008-10 Lakers than the three-peat teams, they went over the factors in why they felt that may be the case, including the period of time that preceded each of those stretches, the caliber of opponents the Lakers faced in the NBA Finals in those years, and which players were on each of those teams.

It’s a really interesting discussion about fandom and what resonates in the hearts of fans. Enjoy!

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You can follow Sabreena on Twitter at @sabreenajm, and Anthony at @AnthonyIrwinLA.

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