It has been exactly one year since the Lakers community lost Kobe Bryant, and I, like probably many of you, am still struggling to process all of it. On today’s episode of the Silver Screen and Roll podcast, I was joined by my friend Anthony Irwin so that he and I could try to talk through everything.
We started out with a conversation remembering the good times, and sharing our favorite things we’ve learned about Bryant in the year since he was lost from the tributes that came afterward. Then, we had a bit of a rant about the tragedy clout chasing that took place on Tuesday, and discussed why we had a problem with it.
Then, in the second half of the show, we tried to segue awkwardly into a discussion about basketball, and the team’s current road trip. Anthony had some thoughts on Anthony Davis, and how his lack of consistent engagement throughout a lot of these games is affecting the team on the court, but we also marveled at how well the team is playing despite those struggles.
And finally, the Lakers are slated to take on the Philadelphia 76ers in a game that will serve as both a Dwight Howard and Danny Green reunion as well as a possible NBA Finals preview. To wrap up the show, we discussed that matchup, how we think the Lakers would fare in it, and what this game might tell us about both teams.
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