Following LeBron James’ injury on Saturday afternoon, the Los Angeles Lakers began life without their top two stars on Sunday night on the road against the Phoenix Suns. While the undermanned Lakers fought to the finish, the Suns came away with a double-digit win in what was likely a precursor for the weeks to come for L.A.
Having taken the rough weekend for fans, Anthony and Jacob sit down to discuss the post-LeBron life in Los Angeles while recapping Sunday’s game. They look at what positives could come from the Lakers not having James and Davis for the foreseeable future (not many!) and how the team might play without them.
Then, they discuss whether the injuries change the Lakers’ mindset heading into the trade deadline that is just days away. Should the team look for someone to help in the short term? Should they stand pat and only target buyout guys?
After that, the two step back and look at the league in a bigger sense. James’ injury paired with that of LaMelo Ball’s leads the two to question whether the league is acting in the best interest of the players and just how much is at risk for the league this season. They discuss the condensed schedule, the rash of injuries this season to marquee players and connect the dots between the two.
Finally, Jacob offers a preview of the upcoming game against the New Orleans Pelicans in a contest that now has an entirely different feel to it without James and Davis.
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