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Podcast: Imagining ‘The Last Dance: Lakers Edition’

Which Lakers team would you like to see get “The Last Dance” treatment?

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Outside of the bat-flipping awesomeness that is the KBO, live sports continues to be sparse in the world. Due to this, many sports lovers have flocked to and hungrily consumed episodes of “The Last Dance,” an excellent 10-part documentary from ESPN that follows the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls; the last Bulls team Michael Jordan played for.

This got our hosts Alex Padilla and Alex Regla thinking: which specific Lakers’ seasons deserve a similar documentary treatment? We already know that, like Mike, Kobe Bryant had an all-access camera crew follow for his final season with the Lakers, but unlike the 1997-98 Bulls, the Lakers were a bad basketball team — like, the worst in the team’s otherwise rich history.

Surely there are teams more deserving of a documentary, so on today’s episode of “Talk-O-Tuesday,” the Alex’s — Alex Regla and Alex Padilla — discussed the squad and year they would each pick to see get the spotlight in this format. For example, the potential of hearing interviews from the likes of Pau Gasol, Rasheed Wallace and Metta Ford-Artest is a license to print money.

They also marveled at how much drama has followed the Lakers over the years — it’s like they’re the best soap opera in basketball.

You can listen to the full episode below, and to make sure you never miss a show, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

You can follow Alex and Alex on Twitter at @AlexmRegla and @alexpadilla86.

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