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Podcast: Talking Rockets and the origins of the ‘Alex Caruso, unacceptable’ viral clip

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The Lakers and Rockets have another game on Tuesday, which gave me an excuse to catch up with Michael Brown about his favorite team, Alex Caruso, Talen Horton-Tucker and more.

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If you’ve been on Lakers Twitter for any length of time since the team’s playoff run, you’re probably aware of a clip from “Harden My Take,” a Houston Rockets podcast from our sister site, “The Dream Shake,” where co-host Michael Brown completely melts down about Alex Caruso scoring 16 points in Game 4 of the 2020 Western Conference Semifinals.

The clip went so viral that it even got remixed into an admittedly catchy song:

So with the Lakers — for now — set to play the Rockets on Tuesday after beating them on Sunday, I figured there was no one better to have as a guest on the latest episode of “Lakers, Explained” — a podcast by Silver Screen and Roll — than Brown, who joined me for a discussion of where both of these teams stand in the middle of their baseball-style series, and what it’s been like to follow this team this year.

After that, Mike and I got into what both teams can learn about each other from these two games, and finally, at the end, Mike was nice enough to give us some background on what the reaction to his viral, Lakers Twitter moment was like for him, and even give us an updated version.

You can listen to all that and more by checking out our latest episode in the player embedded below, and to make sure you don’t miss a single one moving forward, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

You can follow Harrison on Twitter at @hmfaigen, and Michael at @UHBigRedHatGuy.