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Podcast: Who should Lakers fans root for in the NBA Playoffs?

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The Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs — now what?

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2021 NBA Playoffs - LA Clippers v Utah Jazz Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

Last season, fans of the Los Angeles Lakers got to experience postseason basketball for the first time in seven years and, shortly after, their first championship in 10 years. This season was a different story.

Not only did Lakers fans have to feel the disappointment of getting eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, but many of them are currently experiencing the awkward (and often complicated) scenario of finding a new team to root for. Sure, it’s not a lifelong commitment, but it’s still one that should take some thought.

That’s why on today’s episode of “Can U Dig It?” Christian and Jacob went through the list of available teams and tried to find the one that makes the most sense for Lakers fans. Is it the team with the most former Lakers? Or is the team with the best shot at beating a rival of theirs?

They then move on to talk about the biggest game of the week: Bronny James’ sophomore debut for Sierra Canyon. Would you be surprised if I told you there were more stars at the game than any of the games the Clippers have played in the postseason so far?

Of course you wouldn’t — it’s the Clippers.

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.

And for a short-form recap pod, check out Lakers Lowdown, in which Anthony Irwin recaps the previous day’s news and gets you ready for the day ahead in LakerLand, every weekday morning on the Silver Screen & Roll Podcast feed.