Locked On Lakers - Daily Podcast On The Los Angeles Lakers

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Anthony Irwin brings you a daily look into the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA. He digs deep into all the latest around LA's premiere franchise on "Locked On Lakers" podcast, a part of the "Locked On Podcast Network". #nba #lakers

Episode Date
LeBron James dunks on Drew Brees; NBA will return with 22 teams
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Pete and I spend more time on societal issues, as Drew Brees has apparently missed the memo from the last week or so. The NBA also made news of its own, so we discuss that as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Lakers weight in on Black Lives Matter movement
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After a couple days of sitting back and listening to outcries for help, Pete and I give our thoughts on what we've seen both in terms of the protests, themselves, and what might be coming from them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
How should the Lakers feel about a play-in tournament?
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I propose my tweaks in the group stage format to Pete and .... he isn't buying it. We then turn our attention to the labor dispute between owners and players in MLB and something I have found very interesting about how it's being discussed -- plus what the NBA can learn from how MLB has handled it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
NBA meets World Cup? Could MJ have ever played for the Lakers?
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Pete and I start by discussing the latest news and rumors regarding the NBA potentially coming back and what the playoffs might look like. We once again find ourselves on opposite sides of the conversation. From there, we have some fun with a what-if for the record books. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
Lakers fans should be pulling for 1-16 re-seeding of NBA playoffs
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Pete and I start by discussing the NBA's rumored concept of re-seeding these playoffs 1-16. Pete is against it for some reason, even if the bracket it pretty cooked for the Lakers. We also discuss how we see rivalries and how we prefer they play out, then dip into the iTunes mailbag to wrap things up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
ALERT: WE HAVE A TIMELINE TO RETURN
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Pete and I discuss the leaked timeline -- which has NBA games resuming mid-July. There's a bunch to talk about on that front, but the sparks really fly when we pick up yesterday's conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
Does the NBA know what a bubble is?
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We got some more insight into what the NBA is considering should it resume and the plans as of now are concerning. I go into the reasons they'd go this route, then some of the concerns associated with it, and finish by using the information we have right now to analyze what they're thinking -- while also taking into account that we are at some point going to get more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
The 'Too Hot To Handle' episode; Plus owners-players dispute
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Every so often, we have a show that really just goes off the rails. This is one of those shows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
California gives tentative return date for sports; Lakers start practicing
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A couple states announced their tentative dates when sports can resume, so Pete and I react to that news. We discuss how the NBA has handled this period of uncertainty and how that serves them a little better than, say, the noise MLB is making. We finish with what we'd've liked the Michael Jordan "documentary" to spend a little more time on and the thing we liked most about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Lakers open practice facility; What might it mean?
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The Lakers took an important step forward over the weekend. Let's talk about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Mailbag: Will the Lakers be able to keep Dwight Howard?
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We asked for some fun questions and the listeners came through in flying colors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
Harry Potter Universe vs. Star Wars Universe basketball draft
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An old friend (Harrison) drops by to completely nerd out about our favorite fictional characters. He drafted Star War characters to take on my Harry Potter team. Five starters, three bench players and a coach. Who you got? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
NBA starts to set a timetable on when they decide on this season
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Pete and I start with a fun conversation about fights that stems from a really funny viral one. We then turn our attention to the latest on the NBA's attempts to return and how they'll handle players potentially not being comfortable playing under these circumstances. We finish by picking up from yesterday's conversation on Michael Jordan's leadership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
How effective was Michael Jordan as a leader?
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Matt Moore of The Action Network stopped by to pick up our long-standing conversation on Spider-Man web slinging in a basketball game, then we tried to figure how effective Michael Jordan was a leader given his abrasive style. As that even something we can analyze? We finish with some gambling talk for if and/or when the NBA resumes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Lakers set tentative return-to-practice date; Frank Vogel focuses on tape work
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Pete and I start by having some fun with someone apparently hacking Giannis' Twitter account. We then focus on the Lakers setting a tentative return date where players can get back in the gym. That leads to a broader conversation on how people have been handling all this. We wrap on a conversation brought about by Frank Vogel saying he's been focused on as much video work as he's been able to do and how this situation might in a way help him and his staff see what the Lakers need to do to improve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/7 -- NBA takes big first step towards return, w Mike Prada
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I welcomed Mike Prada on to discuss teams making their way back into the practice facility. From there, we discussed the evolution of basketball analysis/media, what comes next, and plenty more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/6 -- Lakers What-If: What if Magic Johnson gets a full healthy career?
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Pete and I take you down memory lane for one of the great what-ifs in all of sports: What if Magic Johnson doesn't contract HIV and gets to play out his career in full? Could he have played with Kobe and Shaq? Around the 22-minute mark, we laugh about as hard as we have maybe in the history of this show but definitely as we have in the last few months. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/5 -- Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan relationship was special
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Pete and I start with a short Star Wars discussion because we can't help ourselves. From there, we turn our attention to the latest episodes of The Last Dance. We both obviously enjoyed the Kobe-MJ stuff, but then also had a ton of fun discussing everything else raised to people's attention over last weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/1 -- Even while some in the NBA reportedly advocate against return, why we can still remain optimistic
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Pete and I start by discussing Jabari Young's (CNBC) report on how some in the NBA are actually advocating against finishing out this season. LeBron James also chimed in on the subject and we later got a report on the NBA wanting not only to play playoff games but also finish off the regular season, too. From there, we discussed some of the backlash to The Last Dance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/30 -- Keith Parish on Lakers-Grizzlies potential matchup, optimism on getting some playoffs, breakfast
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I welcomed Keith Parish (Fastbreak Breakfast, Grits N Grind) to discuss why we both think there will be a conclusion to this season, a potential playoff matchup between his Grizzlies and our Lakers, and plenty more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/29 -- Lakers All-Time Team Bracket: '09 vs. '03
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Pete and I discuss foods we both can't even try to like, then dive back into our all-time Lakers team bracket. Today's matchup: the '09 champs against the '03 team that I could've sworn at least Fisher's insane 0.4 shot but nope, didn't even have that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/28 -- Lakers get money, give it back; NBA keeps trying to return
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Pete and I have a brief but fun conversation about music, then get into the day's news, which included the NBA announcing and then pushing back a return-to-practice date and the Lakers receiving and then returning $4.6 million to help with the COVID situation. We wrap up by answering a few questions from the iTunes mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/24 -- Jason Kidd... To Brooklyn?
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Pete and I break down a pretty random rumor that came out of nowhere, then discuss player empowerment in the post-MJ era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/23 -- Russ Bengston on Michael Jordan, his shoes, dynasties, and more
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After watching the first couple chapters of the Michael Jordan doc and reading more about the Warriors downfall (and experiencing the Lakers' dynasty), I noticed that being a part of a dynasty just doesn't really sound all that fun, from those who've been involved in them. I welcomes Russ Bengston to discuss that, Jordan Brand, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/21 -- Mailbag: Dr. Jen dunks on Anthony
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Pete and I give our MJ thoughts and then Dr. Jen comes in and wipes me out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/17 -- WE HAVE NBA NEWS
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Pete and I start by discussing the new G-League Developmental Program for incoming prospects. This is really, really cool. From there, we discuss the Caron Butler-for-Kwame Brown trade and how, despite it being absolutely brutal in the moment, wound up working out. Though it wasn't always smooth sailing and almost pushed Kobe out the door. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/15 -- Lakers Deep Dive: Lamar Odom
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Pete and I look back on one of our favorite players/Lakers of all time, Lamar Odom. This was an incredibly fun conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/14 -- Mailbag: Should the Lakers add a Ring of Honor for role players?
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Pete and I update you on the latest regarding what the NBA thinks might be possible with a return, then open up the mailbag to answer your questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/10 -- One month into quarantine, how likely is it the NBA returns this season?
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Jorge Sedano rejoins the show to update us on how he's handling quarantine, give his thoughts on whether we'll get a conclusion to this season, and break down the MVP race that was. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/9 -- Lakers What-If: Mike D'Antoni vs. Phil Jackson
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Pete and I look back on the Lakers' hiring of Mike D'Antoni, how they handled it, their treatment of Phil Jackson and what followed after. This was an unmitigated disaster of a coach hiring, so what could have been had things gone differently? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/8 -- Lakers do the right thing; All-Time Team Bracket: '98 vs. '10
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Pete and I start by discussing today's news regarding how the Lakers are taking care of their own, then jump back into our all-time team bracket with a matchup between the 2010 champs and the 1998 up-and-comers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/7 -- Lakers Deep Dive: Chick Hearn, The GOAT
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You aren't going to want to miss this one -- if for no other reason but the insane way he got his "Chick" nickname. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/6 -- Mailbag: Why I'm still somehow optimistic about not losing this season
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You guys had questions, so I answered them, but first gave my two cents on why I think this season might actually get finished. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/3 -- More fun with Pete
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The weekend calls for a little fun, and we tried to provide just that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/2 -- Lakers What-If: About that Chris Paul trade veto...
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Pete and I take a walk down memory to recall one of the NBA's foremost "holy sh!t" moments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/31 -- Mailbag: What would we change about NBA coverage?
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Pete and I opened up the mailbag to discuss whatever was on your mind, including a fun conversation about what we would change about NBA coverage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/27 -- Lakers March Madness: '01 Buzzsaw vs. The Dwightmare
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The '01 Lakers reached the absolute pinnacle of what they were capable of together. The '13 Lakers did basically the opposite of that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/26 -- Who is Harrison's least favorite Laker?
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I put Harrison through the same ringer Pete somehow made it through, plus a couple fun stories of my own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/25 -- A random Q&A with Pete
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This is probably the best show we've ever done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/24 -- Mailbag: Lakers award show, with a twist
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Pete and I open up the mailbag to answer your questions, and you really came through with some fun ones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/20 -- Introducing: Player Grades
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Pete and I start with a fun little conversation about what we could see ourselves doing if this didn't work out for us. Then, we discuss The BIG3's plans to take advantage of this entire situation and why it helps explain the cynicism I held yesterday. Finally, we introduce the last form of content we hope to use to get us through this hiatus: Player grades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/19 -- Introducing: Lakers player deep dives
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Pete and I open with a fun hypothetical question regarding the sport and our own physical limitations. From there, we discuss Adam Silver's remarks to ESPN and why they might make us a little more optimistic. We finish by introducing another form of content we'll be using to get us through this down period: Player deep dives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/18 -- Introducing: Lakers what-ifs
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Pete and I get into the latest news regarding coronavirus. Four Brooklyn Nets reportedly tested positive and, seeing as the Lakers were the last team they played, that makes things even more real -- if there is a such a thing. From there, we introduce one other way we'll be getting through this hiatus: Lakers what-ifs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/17 -- Lakers March Madness bracket announcement
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Pete and I update you on the latest regarding the NBA being suspended, then introduce one of the ways we'll be getting you through the next 90 days. Welcome to March Madness, Lakers style. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/16 -- Mailbag: Let's get through this together
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In our first post-hiatus mailbag, I took your questions in an attempt to return to normalcy, then give a couple announcements on some of the content that we'll lean on to get us through to the NBA season resuming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/13 -- NBA announces (at least) 30-hiatus; What does this mean for the Lakers?
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It feels weird saying this out loud, but the Lakers could really learn from Mark Cuban. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/12 -- NBA suspends its season; So now what?
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The NBA has suspended its season. I give my brief thoughts on the decision, then discuss what this means for the Lakers and the show. Please be safe out there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/11 -- Lakers fall victim to trap, so we open the mailbag
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Pete and I discuss the loss to Brooklyn, Danny Green's shots, and then pivot to your mailbag questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/9 -- Lakers send the NBA a message in beating Bucks, Clippers
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Pete hops on the show a day early to discuss the Lakers handing little brother an L only a couple days after beating the Bucks comfortably. We basically just giggle the whole time and make a couple points here and there because we have to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/6 -- Lakers sign Dion Waiters
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I take you through the process that went into adding Dion Waiters, what his ideal role should be, and what he does to the Lakers' overall ceiling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/5 -- Looking ahead to the most fun stretch of this Lakers season
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Pete and I discuss the Lakers' next 10 games, which kick off with matchups against the Clippers and Bucks. What is different about these games? What might they teach us? What should we pay attention to? All that and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/4 -- That Anthony Davis guy is pretty good; Latest on Dion Waiters, J.R. Smith
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The Lakers appeared well on their way to a pretty annoying loss, but then, Anthony Davis happened. Pete and I discussed his impact, players on teams we root for that we may or may not have enjoyed watching getting torched, and more from the game. We then turned our attention to the Lakers' options with their newly opened roster spot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/3 -- Alright, Lakers, Dion Waiters or J.R. Smith?
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I take you through the comparable upside or downside to adding either J.R. Smith or Dion Waiters, what I think the Lakers could do, as well as a third option that wouldn't really surprise me either. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/2 -- LeBron dominates Pelicans (again); Lakers waive Troy Daniels, embark for Waiters Island?
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Pete and I recap a fun win (and laugh the hardest we ever have about the Lakers), then discuss the Lakers waiving Troy Daniels and continue our discussion about Dion Waiters. We wrap by opening up the mailbag for your questions, including one about Alex Caruso that offended us to our cores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/28 -- Did the Lakers find a way to make Rajon Rondo useful?
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Pete and I take you through what looked at first to be a frustrating game but eventually became a blowout win. Then, we somewhat disagree about Dion Waiters. To wrap up, we open up the mailbag for some of the best questions Pete has missed of late, including a fun one that basically just makes fun of me. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/27 -- Should the Lakers sign Dion Waiters?
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With the Lakers reportedly looking into at least having a meeting with Dion Waiters, it gives us the opportunity to come to some conclusion on what they should do here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/26 -- Play Alex Caruso, you cowards
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LeBron James dominated. Zion Williamson showed why he garnered so much hype. But Alex Caruso once again made a statement that's getting too hard to ignore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/25 -- Kobe Bryant gets honored; more Lakers-Celtics talk; Markieff Morris breakdown
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Pete and I give our thoughts on Kobe Bryant's memorial service and our main takeaways from the event were. Vanessa Bryant is a legend. We segue awkwardly from that to celebrating the Lakers beating the Celtics because that was fun and offer our analysis on Markieff Morris. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/24 -- Beating the Celtics is good for your health
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The Lakers beat the Celtics. Say that out loud and enjoy it. The kind of thing that brightens your day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/21 -- Are ESPN and TNT doing the NBA a disservice with their coverage?
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Because the Lakers still aren't in action, I broadened the spectrum of the usual conversation with Matt Moore of The Action Network to discuss the way the league is covered, owners, luxury taxes and plenty more. This is part two of a two-part episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/20 -- How has gambling on the Lakers gone so far, and what might that tell us about them moving forward?
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Matt Moore of The Action Network joins me to talk about how the Lakers have performed for those who have put a little extra on them over the course of the season and whether that might paint a picture of what they're capable of moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/19 -- Recapping first half of Lakers season with Aaron Larsuel
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I was joined by Aaron Larsuel of The Official Lakers Podcast to discuss the season to this point, the trade deadline, the buyout market, and then looked ahead to our expectations for the rest of this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS 2/18 -- Hey, so, where's Rob Peslinka?
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In the first couple segments, I discuss the recent string of wings that have been signed and why the Lakers should've at least shown some interest. To wrap up the show, I get to some of the questions I wasn't able to yesterday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/17 -- Kobe Bryant would've loved that All-Star Game
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I loved All-Star Weekend. Just a great event from start to finish, and capped off by one of the most fun All-Star Games in recent memory. I discuss that, then answer your questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/14 -- All-Star Break year in review
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Pete and I break the team into stars, role players, front office and coaches in order to evaluate the season to this point. So far, so good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/13 -- Enough politics; Give Alex Caruso the minutes he's earned
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Alex Caruso helped swing the game last night. He needs to get more minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/12 -- Are the rotations Frank Vogel is using optimizing the Lakers?
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Today's show starts where you would imagine: We laugh a bit at the Knicks. Then, in actually analyzing the Lakers, we discuss the job Frank Vogel is doing and specifically the rotations he employs. Are they the best he can do and does he have the political sway to make any necessary changes? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/11 -- Rondo celebrates Darren Collison retirement with best game of the season
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Pete and I recap a fun/interesting game against Phoenix, then discuss what Collison's continued retirement means for the Lakers -- not just moving forward, but in terms of the front office's proficiency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/10 -- Mailbag: J.R. Smith? Why not?
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In a return to normalcy, I opened up the mailbag to answer some really fun questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/7 -- Darren Collison takes in Lakers game after trade deadline
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Pete and I recap an annoying loss to the Rockets and Kyle Kuzma's poor effort, then discuss the Lakers' trade deadline (or lack thereof). With Darren Collison at the game, it looks like things might fall into place after all, so where would that leave them? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/6 -- Lakers enjoying a relatively quiet trade deadline
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The Lakers have been pretty quiet this trade deadline season and, you know what, I'm not complaining. For once. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/5 -- LeBron James explodes vs. San Antonio; Latest Kyle Kuzma trade rumor
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In a special Zayas brothers episode, they discuss last night's game against the Spurs, Houston pulling off a record-setting trade, and the latest Kyle Kuzma trade rumor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/4 -- Will the Lakers get Darren Collison or Andre Iguodala?
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Darren Collison is still reportedly making his decision between the Lakers and Clippers, while Andre Iguodala is flexing his own muscles. The people's co-host Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) was joined by Pete Zayas (@LakerFilmRoom) to talk about all of it, the latest on the Clippers' level of concern about the Lakers, and what Pete would change about the Lakers' offensive approach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/31 -- NBA All-Star Game format is, um, interesting; Please just change the award to honor Kobe
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Pete and I start by laughing at the new All-Star Game format, then discuss whether the Lakers should "win one for Kobe." Laughing again felt good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/30 -- Let the Lakers mourn at their own pace, but to a point
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In the first segment, I discuss the way the Lakers have handled Kobe's passing and whether they should break their silence soon. Then, I discuss whether they should make any further effort to dedicate this season to him. To wrap things up, I open the mailbag to read your favorite memories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/29 -- How should the NBA honor Kobe Bryant?
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Pete and I give our thoughts on how the league has handled Kobe's death thus far. We then transition to a couple of your mailbag questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/28 -- We continue to mourn Kobe Bryant
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Pete and I discuss Kobe, now that the news has really started to sink in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/27 -- Man, not Kobe Bryant
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Harrison joins the show so we could try to talk through this tragedy together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/24 -- LeBron James enjoys embarrassing Kyrie Irving
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Pete and I analyze one of "those" games from LeBron James, then discuss what we saw from Dwight Howard in his first start of the season. We finish by broadening the discussion to figure out our favorite non-Lakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/23 -- Lakers sleepwalk vs. Knicks; Zion Williamson debut thoughts
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I start with a few thoughts about the Lakers' lackluster performance in New York, then circle back to a conversation Pete and I had about Brandon Ingram and the season he's had thus far now that Zion Williamson is officially back. I wrap up the show with a couple of your questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/22 -- Are Lakers veterans approaching mentoring Kyle Kuzma properly?
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Pete and I start by discussing modern rivalries (or the lack thereof). From there, we discuss Kyle Kuzma's relationship with the team's veterans, and whether moving him makes more sense even if it lowers the team's ceiling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/21 -- Celtics blow out Lakers, highlighting an annoying trend
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The Lakers didn't just lose to the Celtics, they got their asses kicked. Pete and I discuss why we shouldn't make too much out of one game but also why this game showed why we've had a concern about the mental makeup of this team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/20 -- Mailbag: Why making too much out of the Lakers' play against Clippers, Bucks is a mistake
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I open up the mailbag to answer your questions, which featured everything from concern over the Lakers' record against the Bucks and Clippers to LeBron James' free-throw attempts per game, and fun one about which NBA players would fare best in a wheelchair league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/17 -- Brandon Ingram is really good, but this couldn't have happened if he was still a Laker
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Pete and I discuss Brandon Ingram taking a leap forward and what the Lakers have to do with that. Seeing as we had a day off heading into the weekend, we then opened up the discussion to extend well beyond the Lakers and to the fabric of the sport and what we enjoy about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/16 -- Lakers lose to Magic, but let's give some props to some unsung heroes
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Pete and I start with a recap of what was a weird, fascinating game. From there, we give some props to some of the Lakers' unsung heroes this season. To wrap things up, we figure out whether what Troy Daniels and Quinn Cook did Wednesday night was at all replicable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/15 -- Should the Lakers trade Kyle Kuzma?
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We've talked around the subject of trading Kyle Kuzma, but we've never really come to a conclusion. WELL, THAT CHANGES TODAY. Kind of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/14 -- How much would Darren Collison help Kyle Kuzma?
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We start with a brief discussion on LSU (and Coach O specifically), then spend some time trying to figure out Kyle Kuzma. We finish with a discussion on Rob Pelinka's new contract. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/13 -- Mailbag: How can the Lakers get Kyle Kuzma to play like this consistently?
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The Los Angeles Lakers had probably one of the most impressive weekends they'll have this season, I discuss that, whether they can learn anything from it moving forward and whatever else you guys wanted me to talk about from the iTunes mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/10 -- Alex Caruso, NBA All-Star
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Pete and I start by commenting on how stupid it is that anyone would actually be mad about Alex Caruso getting All-Star votes. Then we discuss Anthony Davis' injury, and send you into the weekend by answering a few of your questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/9 -- Kyle Kuzma trade rumors deep dive
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With so much noise swirling around Kyle Kuzma, I take a deep dive into why the Lakers might be looking to trade him, what they should be looking for, and the best case scenario to making this team as good as realistically possible this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/8 -- Lakers win vs. Knicks, lose Anthony Davis; How long will he be out?
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For the first time ever, I was joined by Pete as well as my better half. Dr. Jen gives some insight as to what Anthony Davis actually did to his rear end, how long he might be out, and why the Lakers actually got kind of lucky on this one. Then, Pete and I discuss the game and how the Lakers might handle AD's absence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/7 -- Lakers, Kings (kind of) discussing Kyle Kuzma, Bogdan Bogdanovic trade
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The trade rumor news cycle is upon us, with the first specific trade being lobbied about between the Lakers and Kings. Pete and I discuss a Bogdan Bogdanovic-Kyle Kuzma swap, LeBron James' preferences, the types of players the Lakers could possibly land for Kuzma and the likeliness that they make such a trade at all this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/6 -- The Lakers have to find some way to play LeBron James and Anthony Davis to play fewer minutes
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I sum up an altogether whatever game, then open the mailbag to answer your questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/3 -- How would Frank Vogel work out the rotation if the Lakers sign Darren Collison?
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Pete and I start by discussing the way a weird habit the Lakers are developing and how that Phoenix game summed that up. Then, we launch into why some of that is also a result of roster construction. You know who'd help with some of those roster issues? Darren Collison. We discuss what adding him would mean. We also touch on his background and finish with a discussion on David Stern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/2 -- Lakers "win" vs. Suns; Do appear to be front-runners for Darren Collison
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I start by reacting to an altogether gross game and then jump into analyzing this situation with Darren Collison. Based on the things free agents tend to prioritize, it does feel like this should get done with the Lakers. I discuss what that would look like in terms of the rotation and whether that would lead to other moves. I wrap the show with a few thoughts on David Stern's passing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/1 -- Happy New Year!
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Pete and I look back on where we were 10 years ago, offer up our resolutions, then open up the mailbag to answer all your questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 01, 2020
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/31 -- Mailbag: The Lakers are learning what it takes to win consistently, but is that causing bad habits?
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Pete and I start the show by talking about some of the weird habits the Lakers have built recently and where they might have come from, then open up the mailbag to take your questions, where you are really interested in who the Lakers could add to the team. To wrap things up, I make a big announcement about what's next after I leave Silver Screen & Roll. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/30 -- Lakers beat Portland, Dallas; Vogel shows off defensive chops
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The Lakers had themselves a great weekend and wrapped it up with a comfortable (though not exactly pretty) win over the Dallas Mavericks. I talked about an adjustment I liked from Vogel, then opened up the mailbag to answer your questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/27 -- Lakers play Grinch on Christmas, minus the hero scene at the end
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Pete and I relive a tough Christmas Day loss, try to figure out what the hell Frank Vogel or anyone sees in Rajon Rondo, then end the show with a fun hypothetical for Pete. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/24 -- New details emerge of Kawhi Leonard free agency; What can be done about Rajon Rondo?
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Pete and I start by discussing how Kawhi Leonard and Uncle Dennis handled free agency, then discuss LeBron James and Anthony Davis' availability for Christmas against the Clippers. We finish with a conversation about his column on Rajon Rondo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/23 -- Banged up Lakers have to be smarter about injury management with LeBron James, Anthony Davis
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The Lakers have a losing streak, but that matters endlessly less than getting and keeping their superstars healthy. They have to rethink their approach to this, as difficult as calling them on it might get. I discuss that, Frank Vogel's recent slip-ups, and a few other topics you asked about in the iTunes mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/20 -- We're starting to see a trend with Lakers' losses
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The Lakers lost a tough one and while there's reason to remain optimistic about them still, there are a few trends that have to be pointed out. Pete and I do just that with their problems against big wings, Rajon Rondo's minutes, LeBron's struggles and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/19 -- Just go away, KG and the rest of the Big 3 Celtics; Plus a Bucks-Lakers preview
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I start the show with a few thoughts on Kevin Garnett claiming to have forced LeBron James to Miami, then preview what could be a finals teaser between the Lakers and Bucks, and finish with a couple questions from the iTunes mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/18 -- Lakers lose tough one in Indiana, but there's still plenty to like
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Last show, we discussed how Frank Vogel has been using the Lakers guards, especially late in games. It came back to bite the Lakers in Indiana, though that obviously the only reason they lost. Pete and I discuss the now broken road winning streak and why there's still plenty to like despite the loss, then open up the iTunes mailbag to answer a few of your questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/17 -- Mailbag: When will it be okay to fully trust the Lakers as an elite team?
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Pete and I start with a conversation about the point guard rotation right now, then answer your questions from the iTunes mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/16 -- Please, Frank Vogel, less Rajon Rondo
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The Lakers won yet another road game -- albeit ugly. I discuss a few notes I had from the game, then open up the mailbag to take your questions, including a fun hypothetical about how different things would be if they drafted first overall in the years they drafted second. Oddly enough, they might even be worse in that scenario. I explain that and take quite a few other questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- Mailbag: What the Dodgers could learn from the Lakers
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For the last half decade-plus, it's been thought that the Lakers should try to be more like the Dodgers. Well, based on both teams' offseasons, it seems the shoe (or cleat) is on the other foot. Pete and I talk about that, NBA fights, Tyronn Lue vs. Frank Vogel and plenty more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/12 -- Lakers "beat" Magic; What Kyle Kuzma can learn from Jared Dudley
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Following an ugly win, I give my thoughts on Jared Dudley's performance and how Kyle Kuzma might benefit from some time off in the same way golfers do. That, plus a dive into the mailbag to answer your questions about everything from Lethal Shooter (the shooting coach) to fixing the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/11 -- How should Frank Vogel work Avery Bradley back into the rotation?
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Pete and I react to news that Avery Bradley will be making his return to the court Wednesday night in Orlando. How does that affect the rotation and what can we expect from him? Then, we look back on some analysis we had regarding the offense and how Frank Vogel's approach to it is paying dividends now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/10 -- Mailbag: Could Alex Caruso make an all-defensive team?
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With a couple off-days between games, Pete and I opened up the iTunes mailbag to try to catch up to all your questions. Regarding the team right now... How good does Kuzma have to be to make the Lakers title favorites? Is this now a championship-or-bust season? Could Alex Caruso make an all-defensive team? And then to have some fun, a listener asked Pete and I to draft all-time Lakers teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/9 -- Anthony Davis demolished Minnesota, plus a mailbag
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I start the show by thoroughly enjoying Anthony Davis absolutely destroying the Minnesota Timberwolves. Good lord, what a performance. I then open up the mailbag to answer your questions and give possibly my wildest idea to date. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/6 -- Let's keep laughing at Utah; Mailbag: How the Lakers are making themselves better on and off the court
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The Los Angeles Lakers made a very solid case for themselves to be considered the best team in the league right now, so Pete and I had a few extra notes on the last two wins. Then, we open up the mailbag to cover the topics you want to hear about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/5 -- Lakers sweep Denver, Utah trips handily; Quarter-season review with Jorge Sedano
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I start out the show by reacting to a thorough beatdown of the Utah Jazz. Other than a quick run at the start of the game, this was an ass-whooping. Then, I welcomed Jorge Sedano for a really fun conversation we taped earlier in the day looking back on the first quarter of the Lakers season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/4 -- The Lakers are winning the championship; show us the lie
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Pete and I enjoy one of the most legitimate wins of the season, then open up the mailbag, where a lot of you seem to have really enjoyed the long weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/3 -- Mailbag: What is Kyle Kuzma's ceiling?
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Pete and I open up the mailbag and wander our way through your questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/1 -- Alex Caruso, the hero we deserve
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I welcome friend of the show Matt Moore to talk about how much he hates the coverage of Alex Caruso this year. Ok sure he doesn't actually hate it, but still. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/28 -- Anthony Davis and the Lakers light up those poor, poor Pelicans fans
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Honestly, Pete and I just have fun with this game and this team. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/27 -- Mailbag: Now that we've seen Paul George and Kawhi Leonard together, how do Clippers and Lakers match up?
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The Lakers are getting ready for one of the games of the year, so Pete and I open up the mailbag to answer your questions after a quick appearance from LeBron James... kind of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/26 -- LeBron James dumps all over Spurs; let's join in on the fun
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The Lakers waxed the Spurs and threw a solid handful of dirt on their ever-sinking graves, so Pete and I enjoyed the hell out of that. We also talk about how great LeBron James is, Anthony Davis in the pick-and-roll, Frank Vogel asking Davis to shoot more threes and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/15 -- Mailbag: How might Lakers look after LeBron James?
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I open up the mailbag after a fun Lakers weekend to answer your questions. Topics: The post-LeBron Lakers, Dwight/Boogie, the somewhat sliding defense, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/22 -- Mailbag: Is it ever okay to root for the Celtics?
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Pete and I open up the mailbag for some of the most fun questions we've received, including maybe the most heated Pete has ever gotten. We get to the bottom of whether it's ever ok to root for the Celtics, even if it helps the Lakers. We also talk today's centers compared to previous eras and some other stuff, but you're going to want to stick around for the final question of the day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/21 -- Could Thunder and Lakers figure out a deal if need be?
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I welcomed Jon Hamm (The Dream Team Pod) to talk about the Lakers and Thunder playing a home-and-home. It's a fun concept that I'd like to see more often. We discuss how the teams match up on the court, OKC's eventual rebuild, and whether the Lakers can work out a deal once OKC starts selling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/20 -- Lakers sit 10 games above .500, with NBA's best record. Holy.
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Pete and I start by discussing an interesting development in the LeBron James, Anthony Davis combination, then take you through all our biggest thoughts and takeaways from last night's win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/19 -- How can Frank Vogel get Anthony Davis easier shots? Also, mailbag Thanos Johnson
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Pete and I start by talking about Frank Vogel's comments about needing to free up Anthony Davis more than the offense has thus far, then open up the mailbag for one of the wildest questions we've ever received. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/18 -- Kobe Bryant watches as LeBron James, Lakers dismantle Hawks
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I start by analyzing whatever I could from a pretty thorough beatdown of the Atlanta Hawks, then open up the mailbag to talk Lakers shooting, Anthony Davis' injuries, food, and Celtics shade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/15 -- Carmelo Anthony is not a Laker! AND KCP HAS A BURNER?!
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We start by talking Melo to Portland and whether that team will make the playoffs. Then, we discuss JaVale's impressive couple games, Laker Avengers, potential acquisitions via trade, and more with a dive into the iTunes mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/14 -- Lakers blow out Warriors without Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee Shines, KCP injures ankle/foot
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Following a beatdown of the new/old-look Warriors (I explain in the show), I analyzed what I could of the game, giving props to JaVale, Kuz and the rest of the Lakers for their effort on a night they could've easily taken too easy. Then, in the third segment, I got a little fired up thinking about not just winning a title this year, but beating the Celtics, too, as well as a couple other mailbag questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/13 -- Kyle Kuzma shines as Lakers top Suns
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With Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo now back from injury, the Lakers might actually go through a bit of a shift in identity. I explain why to Pete and he reacted. We had fun talking about a solid road win, Anthony Davis' injury updates, and more, then opened up the mailbag for a couple questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/12 -- Special three-man pod; Lakers injury updates, Kuzma concern, older brother stories
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We open up this special crossover show with older brother stories to lighten the mood coming off the loss. Then, we discuss the Lakers' process in announcing injuries and finish with a lengthy Kuzma conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/11 -- Mailbag: What's up with Kyle Kuzma?
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I briefly react to an annoying loss to the Raptors, then open up the mailbag to discuss the front office, basketball movies, anime and Kuzma's role/ceiling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/8 -- Load management, Kyle Kuzma possibly starting, Boogie v. Dwight, and more
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Pete and I start the show by giving our thoughts on load management because of course. We also preview the Lakers-Heat game Friday night, then discuss a report that Kyle Kuzma might actually start. We finish with a really good question from a listener about Dwight and Boogie, as well as other questions from iTunes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/7 -- Stop comparing Kyle Kuzma to Brandon Ingram without proper context
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Today's mailbag featured some of the best questions to date. Really fun show ahead, with discussion on Kuzma/Ingram, JaVale McGee's energy, slow starts and plenty more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/6 -- Lakers extend winning streak to longest in roughly a decade
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The Lakers looked like they were going to have one of those losses. But the bench came through late, LeBron James played like an MVP, and they came away with a win and undefeated road trip. Let's enjoy that..... aaaaand mention Anthony Davis' interesting trip back home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/5 -- Mailbag: Where will the Lakers championship parade be going this year?
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The Lakers are fun, likable and good! Pete and I talk about that, Dwight Howard, and which additions the team might make this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/4 -- Lakers take of Texas, Dwight Howard redemption arc remains amazing
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A familiar friend hops on to celebrate a fun Lakers team. You won't want to miss this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/1 -- How should the Lakers use Kyle Kuzma now that he's back?
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Pete and I discuss Kyle Kuzma's return. How should he be used, and who might lose some minutes as he is worked into the rotation? Then, we continue to discuss what might be up with JaVale McGee and open up the mailbag to get caught up for the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/31 -- Mailbag: Kyle Kuzma to return; Dwight Howard should be starting over JaVale McGee
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Thanks to a bit of a blip in the iTunes questions, I had a metric ton to get through, so I dive right in and answer as many as I possibly can. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/30 -- Anthony Davis dominates; Lakers start to find identity
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The Lakers are building an identity on a defense that absolutely clamps down when it has to. Dwight Howard has been a vital part of that and should be rewarded accordingly. Sorry, JaVale. Oh and also holy crap Anthony Davis is good at basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/28 -- Lakers beat Hornets; Mailbag: Alex Caruso should start
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Dwight Howard has turned into a fan favorite. Wild stuff. That and more via the iTunes mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/29 -- We like Dwight Howard now? WE LIKE DWIGHT HOWARD NOW!
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Pete and I discuss Dwight Howard's emergence, Alex Caruso doing exactly what we thought he would and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/25 -- Rajon Rondo will apparently start, greeeeeeeat; How do Lakers match up with Jazz?
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The Lakers apparently exist to drive me crazy. Pete tries to talk me off the ledge. After a long discussion on Rajon Rondo potentially starting, we talk about Kyle Kuzma returning hopefully soon and then answer a couple questions from the mailbag -- including a fun one on LeBron James. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/24 -- How to gamble on the Lakers; Frank Vogel might have lost his mind
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Matt Moore (The Action Network) joins the show to discuss why he's still optimistic about the Lakers, and how gamblers should approach wagering on this team. Oh yeah and we get into Frank Vogel talking about Rajon Rondo's minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/23 -- Clippers beat Lakers as LeBron James and Anthony Davis stumble late
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Pete and I react to a disappointing Lakers loss, considering the circumstances and the way things went. This was a game LeBron and Davis were supposed to make a statement with, and, well, that didn't happen. There were still positives to take away, though. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/22 -- Lakers basketball is finally upon us; Clippers matchup preview
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Pete and I start by discussing the stakes associated with the season opener, then get into specific matchups that we both believe give the Lakers the upper hand. We also backtrack to answer a question from yesterday about Kyle Kuzma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/21 -- Mailbag: How does Kyle Kuzma fit into Lakers rotation?
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This is officially the last mailbag before the regular season. We made it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/18 -- Anthony Davis, LeBron James combo looks unfair; Lakers really get Cooking.
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Given how heavy this week has been, Pete and I just have fun with how good the Lakers looked the other night, and prepare for the final preseason game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/17 -- Holy crap, Lakers
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The Lakers went out and dominated the Warriors -- granted, they were hilariously undermanned. Still, we've seen the Lakers not take care of business in spots like this and they absolutely took care of business last night. I discuss the frontcourt, the backcourt, and how Kuzma can make them even better than what we saw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/16 -- LeBron James "clarifies" comments; Mailbag: Why do Lakers still struggle to shoot?
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LeBron James responded to criticism over his comments, but... didn't... really... help? Pete and I discuss that, then get back to analyzing basketball. I make my latest weird analogy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/15 -- LeBron James weighs in on China/Morey; Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma injury updates
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Oct 15, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/14 -- Mailbag: Lakers are back from China; now what?
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I announce a minor schedule change and then open up the mailbag.

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Oct 14, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- Lakers, Nets preseason recap; How can LeBron, AD combat math?
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Pete and I analyze what we saw from the Lakers' second preseason game. Despite the math being heavily against them, they found a way to be competitive. But how can they tilt that math back in their favor?

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Oct 11, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/10 -- Lakers Finals Contender Matchup Series: Philadelphia 76ers
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At the time of our recording, the Lakers remained on schedule to play their preseason game against the Nets in China. Given the odd hour and the circumstances around the game, I recorded the latest in our series of potential finals previews, this time with the Sixers. Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice joined me to talk about the matchup.

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Oct 10, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/9 -- Latest on Lakers' China trip; Mailbag Pt. 3: How good can LeBron James be on defense with Anthony Davis
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Pete and I start by talking about the latest on how the Lakers are handling the controversy in China, as well as what we know about whether they'll play the games they're scheduled to this week. Then, we open up the mailbag to take your questions about Rajon Rondo's ideal role if he has to play, LeBron James' defense and Anthony Davis' overall talent.

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Oct 09, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/8 -- Lakers' complicated trip to China; Pete talks me off the ledge with Rondo/Caruso; More Mailbag
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Pete and I first give our thoughts on the Lakers heading to China given everything going on there. Then, we react to the game from over the weekend and finish the show with a few more mailbag questions.

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Oct 08, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/7 -- Lakers preseason opener recap: Anthony Davis is very good; Mailbag Pt. 1
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I open the show by recapping a fun preseason opener (minus the amount of Rondo they forced on us), then open up the mailbag to take your questions.

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Oct 07, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/4 -- LeBron, AD will be staggered; Scrimmage thoughts; Preseason opener preview
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Pete gives his thoughts back from his first time seeing the Lakers in-person this season. We discuss the ways Vogel could build his rotations. Oh, and we preview the Lakers' preseason opener. 

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Oct 04, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/3 -- Avery Bradley could save us from Rajon Rondo; Kuzma's shoe deal showcases Lakers platform
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Pete is back from a quick trip so he and I wander around our favorite stories to come out of training camp thus far.

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Oct 03, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/2 -- LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma weigh in on SB 206; Avery Bradley impresses Lakers
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The Lakers are well underway in their training camp and some of the stories from is thus far are legit hilarious. I react to those, some more serious storylines and then open up the mailbag to get what your thoughts might be thus far.

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Oct 02, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/1 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: What trades could the Lakers pull off this year?
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Thanks to a deluge of questions, I had to reopen the mailbag to get to as many questions as I could. Topics include: Analytics, Pete and my coaching, Lakers trade ideas and more.

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Oct 01, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/30 -- Mailbag: Which teams should the Lakers be most nervous about?
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An, um, "under the weather" Pete and I open up the mailbag and answer your questions.

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Sep 30, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/27 -- Kyle Kuzma injury update; Media Day Bingo
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On today's show, we ran the second half of our series on what could lead to success or failure this Lakers season. As we were recording, we got some news that definitely falls into the latter category. We also introduced a game to get you ready for media day.

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Sep 27, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/26 -- Predicting Lakers narratives next year
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On today's show, I walk you through the topics of conversation I consider most likely to take place over the course of the season regarding the Lakers. Most are actually good conversations having to do with expectations facing this team.

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Sep 26, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/25 -- What a successful Lakers season look like?
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We start by discussing Kyle Kuzma's injury, then get into our expectations for the Lakers and how we think they can meet or exceed them. 

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Sep 25, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/24 -- Mailbag: What would Kyle Kuzma's trade value be right now?
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I open up the mailbag to catch up to all your questions. 

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Sep 24, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/23 -- Mailbag: Deep Lakers thoughts
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Pete and I tried to answer some of the most difficult questions you've ever asked in this latest edition of the mailbag.

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Sep 23, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/20 -- Draymond Green on LeBron James' legacy; Doc Rivers on Lakers, Kawhi Leonard
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Pete and I first discuss the idea of athlete empowerment in all its levels, then we react to Doc Rivers' story about Kawhi Leonard's preferred meeting locations.

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Sep 20, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/19 -- Lakers Preview Series: Avery Bradley; Mailbag Pt. 2
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I start the show by previewing Avery Bradley's season to be and explain why I think it's fair to be optimistic about him bouncing back. Then, I opened up the mailbag to talk how fans might welcome Dwight, Star Wars and more.

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Sep 19, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/18 -- Lakers Player Preview: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looked great when there were no stakes involved last year. He'll have to perform while the games still matter if he wants to continue his charmed life as the Klutch Tax. 

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Sep 18, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/16 -- Mailbag: Could Alex Caruso win Most Improved Player?
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Pete and I open the mailbag to discuss Caruso, Dwight Howard, Spiderman and more.

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Sep 16, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/13 -- Wake Us Up When September Ends
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Pete and I discuss Team USA (Read: Celtics/Spurs) disappointment, what could be tweaked to make the FIBA Cup more interesting, and then open up the mailbag to talk the post-LeBron Lakers, videogames and more.

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Sep 13, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/11 -- Lakers Season Preview: Dwight Howard; Anthony Davis challenges LeBron James
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To start the show, Pete and I talk about our own playing styles, then we preview Dwight Howard's season and finish by discussing Anthony Davis calling out LeBron James.

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Sep 11, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/10 -- Lakers apply for DPE on Cousins; Andre Iguodala wants out of Memphis; Mailbag
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The Lakers are continuing to move on from DeMarcus Cousins' injury, and it seemed Andre Iguodala was paying attention. I discuss that and take open up the mailbag to catch up from over the weekend. 

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Sep 10, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/9 -- Mailbag: All-time favorite, least-favorite Lakers trades
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Pete and I extended our conversation about expectations with the Lakers that we were having off the air onto the show. Then, we opened up the mailbag to answer your questions.

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Sep 09, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/6 -- Josh Hart throws shade; Lonzo Ball talks Big Baller Brand; Most hated Celtics
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We brought back a popular game to talk about Hart's comments about the Lakers. Both Pete and I wish he'd stuck by his guns on this one. We then discuss Lonzo's comments about his shoes. We end the show with a few fun questions from the mailbag, including a friendly bet.

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Sep 06, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/5 -- Pete's back! Thoughts on Dwight, Cousins, Vogel and more
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If Pete thought his vacation would stop him from having to talk about Dwight, he had another thing coming. We catch up on everything he missed.

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Sep 05, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/3 -- Mailbag: How much leeway does Rob Peslinka have?
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Following a long holiday weekend, I opened up the mailbag to hit the topics you wanted to hear about.

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Sep 03, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/30 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: Why the Lakers still have the best case to make to Andre Iguodala
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To close out the week, I reopened the mailbag to catch back up and answer all the questions I might've missed. Topics included: Why I'm so low on Carmelo Anthony, a few thoughts about Donald Sterling (and Shelly, his wife), why the Lakers are in great position to land Andre Iguodala and more.

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Aug 30, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/29 -- NBA Finals Contenders Series: How do Lakers match up with Warriors?
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I welcomed Sam Esfandiari ("Lightyears Pod") to hop on and talk Lakers and Warriors as a matchup. They're going to be good, and the Lakers could see them an insane amount this season.

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Aug 29, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/28 -- DeMarcus Cousins allegations; Kobe calls Shaq fat
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DeMarcus Cousins has some series allegations levied against him. Harrison and I discuss that and how the Lakers should handle the situation. Then we talk about a fun comment from Kobe about Shaq and open up the mailbag.

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Aug 28, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/26 -- Mailbag: What's the best case scenario for Dwight Howard and the Lakers?
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I open the show by discussing why I think signing Dwight is a mistake. Then, I opened up the mailbag to address the potential upside. Also covered: Rondo, supersitions, JNCOs and more.

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Aug 26, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/23 -- How do the Lakers match up with the Clippers and vice versa?
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To continue our series on how the Lakers match up against the league's other legit title contenders, Pete and I welcomed Justin Russo to stack them against the Clippers. We talk about the teams on the court, the "rivalry," ownership and plenty more.

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Aug 23, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/22 -- Reasons to remain optimistic about the Lakers despite DeMarcus Cousins injury
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Matt Moore of The Action Network joins the show for the first time in a while to discuss the Lakers offseason, how they compare to other title contenders, and a very exciting league in general.

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Aug 22, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/21 -- Lakers to work out Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, other centers
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To start the show, Pete and I explain why we still don't see Dwight's return coming anytime soon. We then discuss him and the other centers the Lakers are getting ready to work out and what it means that they are adding another big man. We end the show with a bitter fight to the death over pineapple on pizza. It gets dark.

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Aug 21, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/20 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: Let's laugh at Devin Booker
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I opened up the mailbag to catch us all the way up for the rest of the week. Topics included Devin Booker's infamous trap management, Popeye's, Staples Center activities and why Rondo makes me so angry.

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Aug 20, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/19 -- Really, Lakers? Dwight Howard?
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Pete and I discuss the Lakers' interest in Dwight Howard and how little sense it makes. We then open up the mailbag to take your questions about Kyle Kuzma's hype machine, AD/LeBron being picky about their positions and an all-time scary movie basketball rotation.

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Aug 19, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/16 -- Lakers lose DeMarcus Cousins for the season
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Honestly, this just sucks. Pete and I feel awful for Boogie and then try to figure out what this means and how the Lakers will handle this loss.

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Aug 16, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/15 -- Tyronn Lue joins Clippers; What Lakers can learn from Hard Knocks; Rondo season preview
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I throw things back with three "short shorts" segments. First, I discuss what Ty Lue joining the Clippers might mean, then I offer up a few thoughts that came to mind while watching "Hard Knocks," and finally, I preview Rajon Rondo's season.

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Aug 15, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/14 -- Magic Johnson's top 60 lists are hilarious; Lakers Player Preview: Danny Green
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To start the show, Pete and I can't help but laugh at Magic's top 60 lists. Then, we preview Danny Green's season. Is he the best shooter the Lakers have ever employed? 

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Aug 14, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/13 -- Lakers schedule breakdown; Mailbag Pt. 1.5
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Pete and I break down the Lakers schedule as it stands right now and, boy, does it give you plenty of reason to be optimistic. We talk that, this industry, our best and worst takes, and more thanks to your mailbag questions.

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Aug 13, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/12 -- Mailbag: Which Lakers game would you go back in time to attend?
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Today is a shorter show, but I explain why. I opened up the mailbag to get to as many questions as I possibly could given the circumstances.

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Aug 12, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/9 -- Mailbag: Should Lakers fans root against Team USA for having too many Celtics and Gregg Popovich?
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Harrison and I open up the mailbag for a few of the best questions we've ever received, including whether Team USA has too many Celtics on it, whether the Lakers would improve if they swapped out Anthony Davis for pre-achilles-tear, 2013 Kobe, and more.

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Aug 09, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/8 -- Rich Paul, NCAA square off; Lakers hire head trainer
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I make my, um, triumphant return to the show having hear enough of Harrison and Pete's coup planning. Harrison stuck around to fill me in on what I've missed and I share maybe my worst story yet. You won't want to miss that story.

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Aug 08, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/7 -- Lakers Player Previews: JaVale McGee
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There are lots of questions about how JaVale McGee fits in on this Lakers team, so Harrison and Pete continued the player preview series by talking about how he outperformed expectations last year. Then, they disagreed on whether or not McGee should start, and laid out the cases for both, before finishing by talking about what they'd like to see McGee improve on. 

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Aug 07, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/6 -- Lakers Player Previews: Kyle Kuzma
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With Anthony (DNP-Fatherhood) missing another show, Harrison and Pete hopped back on together for another episode, this time to preview what they want to see from Kyle Kuzma this season, what primary areas of his development will be most important, how he fits in on this team and much more. He is the most important Laker with no health concerns to speak of, but there are still plenty of questions about how this season will shake out for him.

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Aug 06, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/5 -- Mailbag Pt. 1: Anthony is having a baby, Harrison and Pete take your questions
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With Anthony waiting to officially start fatherhood, the people's favorite co-host Harrison Faigen returned to Locked on Lakers to do a show with Pete. They opened up the mailbag to talk about where Anthony Davis ranks among NBA players and tons of other topics, but before that, they talked about Lakers fandom bringing families together, and why basketball is so special in that way. It's a father-son conversation you won't want to miss.

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Aug 05, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/2 -- LeBron James, David Griffin fire off a couple shots
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The first couple segments of this show are devoted to discussing David Griffin's comments on the Cavs and LeBron James, then Pete and I open up the mailbag for some fun heading into the weekend.

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Aug 02, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/1 -- How do the Lakers match up with the Nuggets; Both teams badly need Andre Iguodala
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To kick off our finals contender matchup, I welcomed Adam Mares (Locked on Nuggets) to discuss how the two teams match up. Which disadvantage can be better utilized: LeBron against, well, no one who can guard him or Nikola Jokic against the Lakers' front court?

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Aug 01, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/31 -- Lakers Player Previews: DeMarcus Cousins
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Pete and I preview DeMarcus Cousin's season and, really it starts and ends with his health. Should he fully recover, the Lakers might have insane value given what they're paying him. There are some questions about fit, though.

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Jul 31, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/30 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: If they make it, which team would the Lakers most likely face in the finals?
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Another day, another super-filled mailbag. I dove right in to answer questions about which role player I'm most excited about, which lineup I want out there in the final moments of a finals game (and who I think the Lakers would be playing), my all-Lakers teams and more.

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Jul 30, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/29 -- Mailbag: How big a loss is Ryan West?
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Ryan West was seen for a while as one of the league's absolute most promising young executives. He is now a former Lakers exec, and Pete and I discuss what that might mean and some of the the flaws in analyzing such people throughout the NBA. We also opened up the mailbag to answer your questions, which were once again great.

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Jul 29, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/26 -- Other than DeMarcus Cousins, who is the Lakers "X" factor?
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For an incredible fourth day this week, we opened up the mailbag just to be able to stay on schedule heading into the weekend. That's a damn near unbreakable record. Topics include: The Lakers' "X" factor not named DeMarcus Cousins, how the Lakers would have fared by staying solely on the youth-based rebuild plan and Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris. 

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Jul 26, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/25 -- How close were the Lakers to signing Kawhi Leonard; Can Lakers-Clippers become a rivalry?
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With Paul George and Kawhi Leonard now officially announced as Clippers, I welcomed Jovan Buha of The Athletic onto the show to discuss the Lakers' pursuit of Kawhi, Steve Ballmer as a potential threat, how the teams match up against each other and plenty more.

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Jul 25, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/24 -- Mailbag Pt. 3: Could Anthony Davis work as primarily a power forward?
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Jul 24, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/23 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: What can Lakers fans hope for from DeMarcus Cousins?
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Since we got quite a few questions about DeMarcus Cousins in this mailbag, I welcomed Dr. Jen back on the show to discuss his recovery and what percentage she'd comfortably predict him at this year. You'll like her answer. I then dove into the mailbag, where way too many people asked about Chris Paul.

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Jul 23, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/22 -- Mailbag: THE LAKERS HAVE A SHOOTING COACH
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To open the show, Pete and I discuss/celebrate the Mike Penberthy hiring. We're both fans, and I tell a little story you might be interested in. We then open the mailbag to talk assistant coaches, the starting lineup, the Rambii and more -- including whether we prefer Lays or Doritos chips.

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Jul 22, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/19 -- Lakers Player Previews: Anthony Davis, MVP?
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If today's episode doesn't have you ready to run through a wall, you should maybe go get your pulse checked.

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Jul 19, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/18 -- Lakers Preview Series: Alex "The Bald Mamba" Caruso
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The second entry into our series of player previews is Alex "Kawhite Leonard" Caruso, who should be the starting point guard. I welcomed Harrison back for this one, as he is the founder of Big Balder Brand, LLC. 

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Jul 18, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/17 -- Lakers Player Preview Series: LeBron James
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To kick off our player preview series, Pete and I look closely at LeBron James' season a year ago, then look ahead to how he could improve both individually and in the team-wide construct.

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Jul 17, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/16 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: What is the best Lakers lineup without LeBron or Anthony Davis?
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Listeners are still really interested in LeBron playing point and what the Lakers might do with the 15th spot on the roster, but they also pushed me with some (at times literally) out-of-this-world questions.

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Jul 16, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/15 -- Mailbag: How can Anthony Davis still improve? Pete hates Robert De Niro
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Pete and I dive into the mailbag to talk about the point guard situation, the latest addition to the coaching staff, Anthony Davis' footwork and more. Also, Pete hates an American icon. 

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Jul 15, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/12 -- Mailbag Pt. 3(!): Can we pump the brakes on Giannis Antetokounmpo's free agency?
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Because the mailbag from last weekend was so insanely full, I had to extend the questions into a third day. Thanks to all who sent those in. Pete and I discussed Kawhi's decision from his end, analytics in the various sports, more rotation talk and more.

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Jul 12, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/11 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: Would the Lakers have had a better chance at Kawhi Leonard without Anthony Davis?
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NBA free agency is just about behind us and, boy, do you have a ton of questions about how it turned out for the Lakers. Topics covered: Whether the Lakers might've had a better chance at Kawhi without AD (I don't think so), the NBA's best big three and more.

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Jul 11, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/10 -- An extremely early look at the Lakers rotation; Who they should target in buyout season
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With the Lakers roster just about set, Pete and I discuss how we feel about it, especially now that we've learned about LeBron James starting at "point guard." We offer up what we think the rotation is going to look like -- or at the very least, how we think it should look. Then, we figure out how best to use that last roster spot and whether it makes sense to open another one up.

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Jul 10, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/9 -- Mailbag Pt. 1: Lakers add Avery Bradley, LeBron James will play point guard
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To start the show, I got into the Lakers' latest signing (Avery Bradley) and reports that LeBron James will start at point guard. I then opened up the mailbag to answer all your questions, including which teams I think the Lakers will have to go up against in the west playoffs.

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Jul 09, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/8 -- Lakers rebound from Kawhi Leonard; Fill out roster with Boogie and Danny Green
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Pete and I react to Kawhi going to the Clippers, what that means for the organization moving forward, and the subsequent moves they've made to rebound and build out their roster for next season.

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Jul 08, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/6 -- Lakers miss out on Kawhi Leonard; It's time to learn
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I welcomed Harrison on to react to this wild night. Twice, kind of.

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Jul 06, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/5 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: Kawhi Leonard let's us celebrate our holiday
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With no end in sight to Kawhi Watch 2019, I emptied the rest of the mailbag from yesterday. Topics included more role player questions, Rich Paul taking over for Rob Pelinka and more.

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Jul 05, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/4 -- Mailbag: Kawhi Watch, Day four; Are the Lakers smart to wait this out?
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We kind of got an update on the Kawhi Leonard situation. While it obviously wasn't the specific one everyone is looking for, it does continue to lend hope that the Lakers are still right in the thick of things here. Once I explain that, I opened up the mailbag to answer as many of your questions that I could. 

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Jul 04, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/3 -- Have the Lakers missed out on good signings while they wait on Kawhi Leonard?
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While we wait on news regarding Kawhi Leonard, Pete and I discussed whether the Lakers have missed out on anyone that really stung. Yes, good players have signed elsewhere, but when you consider what they signed at and what kind of value that might still be around after Leonard signs, regardless of where that might be.

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Jul 03, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/2 -- Kawhi Leonard is still undecided, but the Lakers have to wait this out
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The Lakers are stuck in a holding pattern while we await word on what Kawhi Leonard is getting ready to do. Pete and I are still optimistic, but just in case, we outline their options should Kawhi opt instead to stay in Toronto or play for the Clippers.

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Jul 02, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/1 -- Lakers seem to think they're landing Kawhi Leonard
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Honestly, there is no description that does this show service. Pete and I just hit record and had some fun. Also, sorry in advance to all the Toby's out there.

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Jul 01, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/28 -- Lakers open up cap space... FOR KAWHI LEONARD?!
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Well, the Lakers accomplished what was previously seen as impossible and opened up the necessary cap space to pursue a max-level free agent. Pete and I respond to the news and try to preview the weekend. 

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Jun 28, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/27 -- D'Angelo Russell deep dive; Does he fit with LeBron James and Anthony Davis
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On today's episode, I welcomed Kristian Winfield (now of the New York Daily News) to talk about D'Angelo Russell and specifically how much growth he's seen from Russell over the last two years -- both on and off the court. Can he fit alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis? Would he be ready for those expectations? We think so, on both accounts.

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Jun 27, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/26 -- LeBron/Anthony Davis NBA Jam breakdown; Free agency would-you-rather
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Pete and I start today's show by smack-talking each other about NBA Jam. He had a problem with my wondering whether or not he played that growing up (turns out he has). We also agree that LeBron and AD would go down as one of that game's best duos. We move from there to NBA Free Agency Would You Rather as a means to detail the Lakers' options.

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Jun 26, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/25 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: How Blake Griffin might affect the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes
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The mailbag remained incredibly full but I was able to get to all your questions. Topics included: Kawhi Leonard's free agency and how the Clippers might regret a move they recently made, more stuff about D'Angelo Russell, general free agency principles, the Anthony Davis trade and more.

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Jun 25, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/24 -- Mailbag: Could D'Angelo Russell be coming back?!
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Pete hops on for his first official mailbag and boy did y'all have questions. We got to as many as we could, starting with whether D'Angelo Russell might actually wind up coming back to the Lakers. We also discuss whether the Lakers should add a third star, what they cap situation is, Danny Ainge sucking and more.

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Jun 24, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/21 -- Lakers NBA Draft Review; Rob Peslinka might know what he's doing... Maybe
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Pete and I pick up somewhat on the conversation from yesterday as a result of some updated information on Rob Pelinka and that damn trade execution date. It's good news though! Then, we move on to the draft and make some weekend predictions. 

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Jun 21, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/20 -- No, Adrian Wojnarowski (or any reporter that matter) is not out to get the Lakers
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The Lakers are almost always in the news, which forces fans to be news literate. But that can be hard. Harrison comes on the show today to talk about an unfortunate trend not just among Lakers fans, but everywhere. We have to stop ignoring facts, even when they paint the team we like in a bad light. We also talk more about the latest on the Davis trade and then laugh at the Celtics.

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Jun 20, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/19 -- Eric Pincus on Anthony Davis trade, Lakers free agency options
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I start the show with a quick update on the latest reports surrounding Kawhi Leonard and where he might want to play. From there, I threw to the conversation I had with Eric Pincus (Bleacher Report) on all things Lakers. We talk Anthony Davis, the execution date, and Chris Paul, whom he's trying to torture me with.

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Jun 19, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/18 -- Mailbag: How should the Lakers fill out the rest of the roster beyond Anthony Davis and LeBron James?
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I opened the mailbag one more time this week to see what you wanted to talk about and you responded resoundingly. You're interested in what comes next. So I start by talking about value in the Anthony Davis trade, then discuss free agency beyond his acquisition and finish by answering a few other fun questions.

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Jun 18, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/17 -- Despite Anthony Davis trade, we can't have nice things; plus mailbag
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If you love deep-level cap talk, then this is the show for you. Rob Pelinka might have acquired Anthony Davis, but he might have really screwed up a huge detail. Pete and I discuss that, then open up the mailbag.

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Jun 17, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/15 -- Emergency Anthony Davis Trade Podcast
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Pete and I jumped on mere minutes after the trade was reported to try to react to the newest Laker superstar, Anthony Davis. Holy crap this actually happened. 

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Jun 15, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/14 -- NBA Finals impact on free agency; Anthony Davis trade situation update
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Following an insane NBA Finals, Pete and I, well, have fun talking about good basketball. Then, we discuss what all can happen between now and next season that could put the Lakers in a spot where we get to talk about good *Lakers* basketball. Oh, and we fight over Kyle Kuzma.

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Jun 14, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/13 -- Mailbag episode/Anthony Davis update
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With the NBA world going insane, I opened up the mailbag to answer your questions and update everyone on the latest surrounding Anthony Davis and the Lakers. 

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Jun 13, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/12 -- Lakers in driver's seat to trade for Anthony Davis?
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Pete and I discuss the way we talk about athlete injuries, then segue over to the latest on Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and more. Oh, and we laugh a little at Danny Ainge. Because that's always fun.

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Jun 12, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/7 -- Brooklyn-Atlanta trade clears path for Lakers to Anthony Davis
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Minutes before Pete and I went on the air, the NBA dropped in our lap a trade that not only is interesting in and of itself, but also can pretty directly be tied back to the Lakers. Oh no, we're getting optimistic again.

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Jun 07, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/6 -- Sam Vecenie previews Lakers draft night options
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Sam Vecenie drops by to discuss all of what he's heard about the Lakers' intentions come draft night. Apparently, they're really tough to read right now seeing as no one knows who is making what decisions. So, we then focus on their options, and they have a few.

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Jun 06, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/5 -- LakerFilmRoom, the return; Pelicans fielding trade offers for Anthony Davis
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Honestly, no news is better than Pete making it back to the show. We then talk about the Lakers. 

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Jun 05, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/4 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: Please stop asking if Kobe Bryant wants to work with the Lakers
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In the second part of this week's venture into the iTunes mailbag, I answered your questions about player agency, sign & trades, and Kobe Bryant. We just can't let the man live, can we?

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Jun 04, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/3 -- Mailbag Pt. 1: Could Bradley Beal be a better trade value than Anthony Davis?
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After a slightly longer-than-normal weekend, I returned to open up the iTunes mailbag. Questions were about trade targets, public relations, last year's jersey and plenty more.

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Jun 03, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/30 -- Anthony Davis update; Magic Johnson response to ESPN report
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To start the show, Harrison and I cover up-to-the-minute updates on Anthony Davis meeting with David Griffin and talk about how the Lakers should handle this situation. Then, having seen the reaction to Magic Johnson's role in Lakers dysfunction, we discuss how gross some coverage has been. 

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May 30, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/29 -- The Lakers should probably fire Rob Peslinka
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As I was traveling for most of the day, the task of filling me in on all the excitement from the latest bit of Lakers drama fell to Harrison. So there was that. 

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May 29, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/28 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: What does it mean to be a Laker?
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I opened up the mailbag to empty it out with a little help from a familiar friend.

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May 28, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/27 -- Mailbag Pt. 1: What is the best realistic case scenario for the Lakers this offseason?
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The mailbag is once again cramped and now that Magic Johnson's quotes have simmered down, listeners seem really interested in how the Lakers could somehow overcome all this weirdness. As crazy as it might seem, the Lakers aren't that far off from being a title contender, should a couple things break their way.

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May 27, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/24 -- How would these Lakers have fared in these playoffs?
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May 24, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/23 -- What impact will Magic Johnson torching the Lakers have on free agency?
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Harrison filled in for the second Pete show this week to discuss what impact Magic Johnson going scorched earth on the Lakers might have on free agency. We compare the Lakers to the Clippers and Knicks to show just how far they've fallen. Then, to lighten things up, we have some fun with that email report from a little while back.

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May 23, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/22/19 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: Who do you trust most in the Lakers front office?
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With all the excitement from yesterday, the second half of the mailbag was pushed back a day. I opened it back up and answered your questions, and a theme kind of presented itself: expectations.

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May 22, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/21/19 -- Magic Johnson sets fire to, well, everything; Lakers introduce Frank Vogel
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To discuss everything going on with the Lakers, I welcomed Harrison back on the show (he's filling in for Pete this week). We had to deal with Magic Johnson and the Lakers all day today so who better than us to try to contextualize everything?

At the very end of the podcast (the last 15 minutes or so), we talk Game of Thrones. We couldn't help ourselves.

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May 21, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/20/19 -- Mailbag: What to expect when the Lakers introduce Frank Vogel
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Another Monday, another dive into the iTunes mailbag. Based on the questions, you have some big-picture concerns about the Lakers in ways you haven't before. Interesting stuff. 

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May 20, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/17/19 -- How does the No. 4 pick affect Lakers' chances at Anthony Davis?
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Now that the Lakers have an asset they never could've hoped to acquire, their chances at Anthony Davis have to have improved, right? To talk about that, I welcome Jake Madison (Locked on Pelicans). 

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May 17, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/16/19 -- All the Lakers' options now with the No. 4 pick
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For today's show, I detail all the Lakers' options. They could trade back, use the pick (and if so, who will you hear most about?) or trade for a star. I discuss what each option might look like. 

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May 16, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/15/19 -- Lakers miraculously land No. 4 pick! Anthony Davis on the way?
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The Lakers shocked everyone and landed a top-five pick! With Pete feeling under the weather, I welcomed Harrison back on the show. We go over everything there is to talk about from this fun night -- including some laughter at Boston's expense, which is always fun.

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May 15, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/14/19 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: How can Frank Vogel help Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball?
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In part two of this week's especially crowded mailbag, I go into the PR disaster this offseason has been, more on the Vogel hiring, and even take you behind the curtain to how I pick topics for this show/my writing. (Hint: It has nothing to do with clickzzzz)

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May 14, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/13/19 -- Mailbag: Apparently Phil Jackson is Lakers the shadow exec
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As has become the new norm, I opened up the mailbag for part one. There's been a lot going on, so there were a lot of questions. Good ones, too.

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May 13, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/11/19 -- Emergency episode: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as head coach
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The Lakers finally made their head coaching hire, and it appears Frank Vogel will be tasked with steering helm for the next few years. Pete and I discuss that, the apathy surrounding the move, protests, how the Lakers set Vogel up for failure already and Jason Kidd. 

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May 12, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/10/19 -- How did the Rambii get so much power with the Lakers?
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The number one question surrounding the Lakers is how the hell Kurt and Linda Rambis assumed so much power within the multi-billion-dollar behemoth that is the Los Angeles Lakers. To explain that and, really, rant a little bit, I welcomed old friend Harrison.

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May 10, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/9/19 -- Sell The Team
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In the wake of this latest fiasco, I've had enough. I'm done. Pete's less done, but we're both pretty done. 

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May 09, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/8/19 -- Lakers Season Review Series: Lonzo Ball
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In the third episode of our season-in-review series, I was joined by Christian Rivas (Silver Screen & Roll, LonzoWire) to discuss Lonzo Ball both on and off the court. We start with some of the extra-curricular stuff, and then talk about the actual season he put together. We finished on things he has to improve on moving forward.

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May 08, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/7/19 -- Lakers to (finally) hire Tyronn Lue as head coach
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We switched up the schedule this week. Pete is on a day early given the news. The Lakers appear to have found their head coach, and it's the best man for the job. This works on several levels, but most importantly, it gets LeBron James and the organization back on the same page.

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May 07, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/6/19 -- Mailbag: If Magic could have fired Rob Peslinka, who would he have replaced him with?
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As with every week, I open up the mailbag to get to all your questions. Someone asked me how much it would cost to name my first son "Byron Scott Irwin" and boy that's a high number.

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May 06, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/3/19 -- Lakers are a Kobe Bryant organization; LeBron James season in review
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Ramona Shelburne offered up an interesting take on the situation surrounding the Lakers that felt more like relaying analysis than simple speculation. Pete and I start the show by having some fun with that, then look back on LeBron James' first season as a Laker.

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May 03, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/2/19 -- Lakers Season Review: Jeanie Buss, front office, Luke Walton
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As I've been promising for a while now, we have finally kicked off the season review series. We start with those at the top of the organization to show how the Lakers had a lower margin for error and the effect that had on the season.

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May 02, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/1/19 -- What the Lakers could learn from the NBA Playoffs thus far
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The Lakers might be on the outside looking in on the postseason, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything they can learn from these games thus far. Pete and I discuss that, plus what lessons the Lakers have to learn and then apply to the head coaches they're currently interviewing.

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May 01, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- Mailbag Pt. 2: If the Lakers made the playoffs, would Magic Johnson still have resigned?
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As has become custom at this point, the mailbag overflowed from the weekend to Tuesday's show. This mailbag featured one fascinating question: Whether Magic would've still resigned had the Lakers made the playoffs. 

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Apr 30, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/29/19 -- Mailbag Pt. 1: Lakers head coach update, Rob Peslinka analysis
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This week's mailbag seems to focus heavily on Rob Pelinka and whether there are realistic reasons to remain optimistic of him moving forward. That's what fans do, but in order for the decision to keep him to make sense, he has to be really freakin' good. I'll explain.

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Apr 29, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/26/19 -- LakerFilmRoom, Jorge Sedano superpod: Will this Lakers circus ever calm down?
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Emails, Rambii, Busses... You name it, the Lakers are throwing all the ridiculousness out there for us to have our fun with. I welcomed Jorge Sedano along with Pete to discuss all the goings on in the Lakers front office as they search for a head coach and also contextualize where LeBron James' head might be at.

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Apr 26, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/25/19 -- Is LeBron James unhappy with the Lakers? What's going on?
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With all the goings on and chaos surrounding the Lakers, we've been wondering when LeBron James might make his opinion on the situation known. Then, we got it, but only kind of. Maybe. It's complicated. I brought in Carter Rodriguez to figure out what might be going on.

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Apr 25, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/24/19 -- Oh wtf, Jason Kidd?
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Literally minutes before we went on the air, news dropped about the Lakers' latest interview. Let's just say Pete and I weren't thrilled that the person who received that interview was Jason bleeping Kidd.

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Apr 23, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/23/19 -- Luke Walton lawsuit; Rob Peslinka deep dive
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To start the show, I update you as best I can about the lawsuit against Luke Walton. These matters are always complicated, so rushing to any kind of judgment is never the right call.

From there, I get to the scheduled topic of the show: Rob Pelinka. I tried to make an honest case to the positives he brings to the tables, then discuss what's at stake for him, Jeanie Buss and everyone involved in the decision to bring him back.

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Apr 23, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/22/19 -- Mailbag: Lakers expected to stick with Rob Peslinka; Could this still work out?
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To open the show, I offer up my reading of the situation surrounding the flow of information regarding the Lakers' decision to keep Rob Pelinka as top decision maker (title TBD) even over some executives who might really have been interested. From there, I answer your questions with that as added context.

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Apr 22, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/19/19 -- Between Monty Williams, Tyronn Lue and Juwan Howard, who should the Lakers hire as head coach?
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The Lakers apparently have targeted three head coach candidates: Juwan Howard, Tyronn Lue and Monty Williams. Pete and I discuss them as possibilities, as well as what each guy would signify. We also get into this weird tension between LeBron James' camp and Jeanie Buss'.

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Apr 19, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/18/19 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: David Griffin says he wants to keep Anthony Davis
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The Lakers' silence has allowed for a ton of speculation from all over the place, so that's what the majority of our questions focus on. I talk more about Jeanie, Pelinka, that weird Cowherd "report," my days as a coach and plenty more.

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Apr 18, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/17/19 -- How might keeping Rob Peslinka and promoting Kurt Rambis impact Lakers free agent hopes?
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Jeanie Buss seems hellbent on keeping Rob Pelinka around, even if that might cost her the opportunity to hire one of the NBA's top executives. Maybe it works, out, but if it doesn't she'll get all the blame. Is that reason for optimism? We also answer a few of the questions you've sent in for Pete and me specifically.

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Apr 17, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/16/19 -- Can Jeanie Buss be held accountable if Rob Peslinka fails?
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To dive deep into this subject, I welcome Shawn Matian (@ShawnMatianEsq). We obviously start with the idea of Rob Pelinka sticking around, but eventually get around to the question everyone is asking: If the Lakers continue to disappoint, is there any way Jeanie Buss can be held directly accountable for her hiring practices?

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Apr 16, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/15/19 -- Mailbag: With Rob Peslinka taking over, Jeanie Buss puts her name on the line
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Today's mailbag was incredibly full, so we'll be circling back to the rest of the questions we missed. Before we got started on that, though, I offered up my reading of the Luke Walton - Lakers mutual separation.

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Apr 15, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/12/19 -- Lakers and Luke Walton part ways, emergency episode
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The Lakers and Luke Walton have mutually agreed to part ways. I actually believe them when they say that. Also, David Griffin is going to New Orleans. Oh and Lonzo Ball almost got unnecessary surgery. Just another Friday.

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Apr 12, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS 4/12/19 -- Keeping Rob Peslinka would be an inexplicable mistake following Magic Johnson's resignation
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Following Magic Johnson's resignation, the Lakers have a leadership void at the top of the organization. Despite having some absolute top-tier executives checking in on the job opening, it looks like Jeanie Buss is leaning towards keeping Rob Pelinka. Pete and I discuss what that would mean for the team its future and her abilities as owner. 

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Apr 12, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/11/19 -- The Lakers aren't really going to keep Rob Peslinka, are they?
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As more information makes its way out of the wreckage that was the Magic Johnson-led Lakers, I welcomed an old friend to discuss everything from the last 24 hours and what still might be to come. This story is not going anywhere for quite a while. 

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Apr 11, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/10/19 -- Immediate reactions to Magic Johnson resigning from Lakers
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Magic Johnson shocked the world by stepping down as Lakers President of Basketball Operations. Pete and I offer up where we were when we found out, our immediate responses, and try to figure out where the Lakers go from here.

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Apr 10, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/9/19 -- Mailbag Pt. 2: What the Lakers have to learn from the Dodgers
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Today's episode is part two of this week's mailbag. In it, I discuss Kobe (yeah, really), the Warriors likability, Jesse Buss, Alex Caruso - max level free agent, and plenty more.

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Apr 09, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/8/19 -- Mailbag Pt. 1: What is the Lakers ceiling next year with a rested LeBron James?
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As with last week, I'm splitting the questions into two parts. Today's topics include Michigan State (and specifically Tom Izzo), LeBron resting being a net positive, Magic Johnson maybe eating some humble pie and plenty more. I also previewed some of how we'll handle the playoffs and get ready for what will be a busy offseason.

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Apr 08, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/5/19 -- If the Lakers had to choose, who's better: Kemba Walker or Jimmy Butler?
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The Los Angeles Lakers might not have the run of the litter when free agency starts this summer. If their choices dwindle down to, say, Kemba Walker or Jimmy Butler, there is probably a clear choice. Pete and I discuss that, as well as Alex Caruso ending the Golden State Warriors.

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Apr 05, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/4/19 -- Jeanie Buss on Luke Walton was enlightening on several levels
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Jeanie Buss was asked about Luke Walton and Magic Johnson and her thoughts, combined with a little extra context, struck me as really interesting. Then LeBron followed with some thoughts on this offseason that somehow tied it all together. Let me explain.

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Apr 04, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/3/19 -- Which free agents should the Lakers bring back?
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Following one of the last few games of this Lakers season, Pete and I discuss which free agents to be we'd actually welcome back next year. Let's just say Rajon Rondo didn't get many votes. 

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Apr 03, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/2/19 -- Mailbag Part 2: What's more likely, Lakers missing playoffs next year or making the conference finals?
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In part two of our the mailbag episode, I grabbed all the questions I wasn't able to get to yesterday. Today, I gave thoughts on the young core's shooting ability, why I think the Lakers will be better next year and plenty more.

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Apr 02, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/1/19 -- Mailbag Part 1: Do the Lakers care enough about shooting organizationally?
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We got so many questions that I had to split up the mailbag. Thanks! 

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Apr 01, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/29/19 -- Which head coach should the Lakers hire after they fire Luke Walton?
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Pete and I discuss what the Lakers can learn from the Luke Walton experience, how we feel about the candidates rumored thus far and who we'd prefer the Laker hire. 

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Mar 29, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/28/19 -- The Lakers should consider sitting Kuzma anytime LeBron sits
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The Lakers lost to Utah without LeBron James and it led me to wonder whether Kuzma is getting anything from playing with so little other NBA talent around him. I jump from there to the latest on Luke Walton and then finish with the situation the next head coach will be walking into.

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Mar 28, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/27/19 -- Should the Lakers consider bringing back JaVale McGee?
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Pete and I react to the Lakers beating the Washington Wizards, give props to JaVale McGee (and wonder about his future with the team), and then build on what I spoke about in yesterday's show about Lonzo Ball's situation.

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Mar 27, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/26/19 -- Kuzma on expectations, Lakers coach situation speaks to lack of culture, latest on Lonzo/BBB situation
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We start by discussing Kyle Kuzma's thoughts on comparing this season to last year. Then, I talk about how the Lakers' weird limbo with Luke says a lot about the lack of organizational culture. Finally, I get into what we know about Lonzo Ball and Big Baller Brand potential closing up shop. 

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Mar 26, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/25/19 -- Mailbag: Should Lakers fans believe in Jeanie Buss?
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Another Monday, another mailbag. And this one was filled to the brim.

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Mar 25, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/22/19 -- March Madness for Lakers fans
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Pete and I discuss the tournament, how the Lakers should handle their draft pick itself, what they should look for and plenty more, including ... skinning... cats?

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Mar 22, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/21/19 -- How the Lakers' shooting woes offer a summary of this season's problems
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Earlier this week, I discussed why so many shooters have had down years. After thinking about it more, I realized that those same concerns that led to their poor shooting can be extended to other areas the Lakers struggled with this year. Pete and I discuss that, and also offer up a pretty incredible realization about Luke Walton's coaching.

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Mar 21, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/20/19 -- Did Magic Johnson and the Lakers ever give Luke Walton a legitimate chance?
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For today's episode of the podcast, I welcomed Bill Oram of The Athletic to talk about Luke Walton, Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka, Jeanie Buss and LeBron James. Oh, and New Orleans. 

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Mar 20, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/19/19 -- Why has everyone forgotten how to shoot this season?
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On today's show, I discuss reports of the front office being frustrated with something else with Luke Walton and then turn my attention on the team's shooting woes and why everyone associated with this team seemingly forgot how to shoot. 

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Mar 19, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/18/19 -- Mailbag: The problem with explaining this Lakers season away with injuries
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The mailbag was filled with questions about Luke Walton, Lakers injuries, Magic Johnson, LeBron James and the best wine to pair with al pastor tacos. 

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Mar 18, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/15/19 -- Laker Film Room Mailbag Pt. 2: If Lonzo Ball doesn't get hurt, do the Lakers make the playoffs?
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In maybe one of the most shocking events in recent human history, I was more optimistic about the Lakers than Pete. You'll have to listen to find out how. Shouts to everyone for the questions! 

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Mar 15, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/14/19 -- Lakers have to get Magic Johnson and LeBron James back on the same page
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I welcomed Greg Berman (Mason & Ireland, Lakers Raw) to discuss how the Lakers have to get back to building with LeBron James if they want to find sustainable success.

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Mar 14, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/13/19 -- Laker Film Room Mailbag Part 1: What single act would get us to trust the Lakers again?
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The Lakers finally won a game! Pete and I discuss the win, a couple veterans showing they care again (at least last night they did), and whether we can buy into the tank efforts. We then open up the mailbag and, well, you guys were too good at asking questions. We'll open it back up on Monday. 

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Mar 13, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/12/19 -- Julius Randle, Brook Lopez deep dive; what to expect as Lakers throw shots through the media
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With Julius Randle and Brook Lopez at the center of everyone's attention, I break down that entire situation. This isn't as simple as people think. I also do what I can to prepare people for the Lakers throwing shade at each other through the media. 

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Mar 12, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/11/19 -- Can Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball make full recoveries?
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The smarter Irwin hopped on the show to discuss Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball's injuries, then I open up the mailbag.

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Mar 11, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/8/19 -- What the Lakers have to learn from this season
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To start the show, Pete and I think back and enjoy seeing Lakers actually care to be out there. We then turn our attention to what needs to happen in order to ensure this kind of season doesn't happen again. Pete and I share the lessons the Lakers need to learn, from the top down.

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Mar 08, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/7/19 -- The Lakers should cut Rajon Rondo
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The Lakers were getting blown out by the Nuggets and brought in guys who cared. They competed and brought the Lakers back to within two points. Luke Walton should reward them for that and Magic Johnson should punish Rajon Rondo for his stunt with walking papers.

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Mar 07, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/6/19 -- Looking ahead to the last 18 Lakers games this season
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The popular conversation to have today has been to figure out who deserves the most blame for this season. I tweaked that a bit to see if anyone involved with this season comes out looking relatively okay. Pete and I then look ahead to the two directions this season can go in and which of the two we prefer. I finally make the case not to tune out on this season, too.

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Mar 06, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/5/19 -- The Clippers eliminated the Lakers; What can big brother learn from little brother?
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Following a loss that all but officially ends this Lakers season, I take you through what the Lakers can learn from the Clippers, why I'm still not quite ready to hop back into the tank again and why this season was such a bummer.

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Mar 05, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/4/19 -- Mailbag: No, the Lakers will never trade LeBron James
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In yet another jam-packed mailbag, a lot of people are wondering if the Lakers would ever trade LeBron, or if he'd ever request such a thing. Times are dark, you guys. There are a ton of other topics covered, too. Thanks for the questions! 

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Mar 04, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/1/19 -- Have the Lakers handled Lonzo Ball information properly?
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The Lakers offered another kinda/sorta update on Lonzo Ball and when he might return. Pete and I take issue with how they've handled that situation. We then discuss what other options the Lakers have if Ball is going to miss more time by looking on the buyout market, the current roster and then the upcoming schedule. We also discuss the new starting lineup, and fight to the death over whether or not Luke should stick with it. 

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Mar 01, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/28/19 -- LeBron James is getting healthy; Ingram, Kuzma continue to impress
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Following what essentially became a must-win, I discuss a play that made me most excited about LeBron regain full health, Ingram and Kuzma continuing their stellar play and Luke's lineup choices. 

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Feb 28, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/27/19 -- Does Brandon Ingram belong among the NBA's top young prospects?
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On today's episode, Pete and I give Brandon Ingram a ton of credit for his recent play. He deserves all of it more maybe even a little more. I then offer up a hot take that actually ties back to how impressive it is that Ingram has succeeded despite the Lakers' shortcomings. Oh and Popeyes. 

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Feb 27, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/26/19 -- Thus far playoff Brandon Ingram >> Playoff LeBron James
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For the third game in a row, Brandon Ingram was the best Laker on the floor from start to finish. At some point, LeBron has to follow through on his promise to elevate his game and the team around him.

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Feb 26, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/25/19 -- Mailbag: LeBron missed the mark with his comments Saturday
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As with every Monday, I opened up the mailbag to answer your questions, and you had a ton. 

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Feb 25, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/22/19 -- Playoff LeBron initiated; as was playoff Brandon Ingram?
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The Lakers came back from down 19 to allow the fans to celebrate the perfect night. Kings lost. Celtics lost. Lakers won. Pete and I discuss LeBron, Ingram, the centers, Luke and punching Chris Paul.

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Feb 22, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/21/19 -- Mailbag: Can Magic Johnson hold LeBron James accountable?
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As we've spoken about just about everything before the Lakers finally play their first game in what feels like forever, I fielded questions from Twitter so those who can't like iTunes reviews can have their voice heard too. 

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Feb 21, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/20/19 -- Lakers midseason grades, position by position
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Things are about to get really real for the Lakers. Before that happens, Pete and I look back on the season everyone has had thus far. Warning: As weird as it might seem, we actually stuck (mostly) to basketball. Crazy.

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Feb 20, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/19/19 -- Would the Buss family ever sell the Lakers?
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The Lakers are in a weird spot, and if things don't turn around soon, the calls might get really loud for people who don't normally face much criticism. 

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Feb 19, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/18/19 -- How many games do the Lakers need to win to make the playoffs?
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Team LeBron took home a big All-Star Game victory. I recap the game and then get to all your questions. 

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Feb 18, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/15/19 -- Ivica Zubac trade explanation disappoints; All-Time best Lakers All-Star moments
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The plan was to only celebrate the Lakers' best moments in the All-Star Game, but the explanation for the Zubac trade was too bad to ignore. Still, we end on a high note. 

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Feb 15, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/14/19 -- Lakers problems go beyond even Magic Johnson. How can they be fixed?
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Alright. Let's hash this out. I start by talking about why it's so important that the Lakers operate as maximum capacity, why they might not be and what can be done to ensure they do moving forward.

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Feb 14, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/13/19 -- Will Luke Walton last through the All-Star Break?
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Today's show focuses on the Lakers' coach, and how Luke Walton might wind up paying for problems that vastly pre-date him. Still, he isn't blameless either. 

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Feb 13, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/12/19 -- Did Magic Johnson just open the Lakers up to another tampering fine?
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On today's show, I discuss a couple of the more annoying stories that have come out recently, and that's saying something. I start with the game of chicken between Anthony Davis and the Pelicans, then finish with Magic breathing life into a story that should never have been made public. There's a lot to discuss here.

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Feb 12, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/11/19 -- Has Luke Walton run out of time?
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As with every Monday, I opened up the mailbag to answer all your questions. Before that, though, I discuss Luke Walton, and whether his bad habits might cost him his job. 

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Feb 11, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/8/19 -- Some trade package, Danny Ainge
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In a special trade deadline reaction show, Harrison, Pete and I celebrate a huge Lakers win, then discuss the trade deadline that was. We also say farewell to yet another fan favorite.

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Feb 08, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/7/19 -- Lakers, NBA Trade Deadline Primer
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The Lakers are hours from the trade deadline and a deal for Anthony Davis isn't looking likely. So, what are their options now? I talk that, a larger point about a lesson they have to learn, and say farewell to the MVSvi.

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Feb 07, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/6/19 -- Is there such a thing as too much for Anthony Davis?
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Following an absolute drubbing at the hands if the Indiana Pacers, Pete and I discuss whether this team might be beyond the point of no return thanks in no small part to Magic Johnson's lack of tact. 

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Feb 06, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/5/19 -- Did LaVar Ball derail the Lakers' chances at Anthony Davis?
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Another day, another slew of Anthony Davis insanity. I welcomed Harrison back to the show to talk about, well, everything. 

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Feb 05, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/4/19 -- Will the Lakers trade for Anthony Davis this week?
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I recorded this before the worst Super Bowl of all time. I answered all your questions, and gave the latest information on this Anthony Davis and trade deadline situation. 

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Feb 04, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/1/19 -- Has Brandon Ingram turned a corner plus the latest on Kristaps Porzingis and Anthony Davis
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The Lakers won a weird, ugly game, but we'll take it. LeBron James came back and Brandon Ingram continued his stellar play. Pete and I discuss whether Ingram might have figured something out.

Then, we discuss all the latest news in the Anthony Davis trade saga and how Kristaps Porzingis getting traded affects that situation. 

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Feb 01, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/31/19 -- Are LeBron James and Rich Paul overplaying their hand with Anthony Davis?
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Matt Moore joins the show to discuss the latest in this Anthony Davis saga. What do executives around the league think of the Lakers' trade package and, more important, why are they wrong?

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Jan 31, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/30/19 -- Are the Lakers' trade assets underrated?
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After talking about Brandon Ingram's best game as a pro, Pete and I discuss all the goings on with Anthony Davis. Pete makes some really good points about the trade packages of Boston and New York compared to the Lakers'. I'm also really sick of the league's double-standards.

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Jan 30, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/29/19 -- Anthony Davis trade talk, anyone?
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Anthony Davis is demanded out of New Orleans. This situation is a lot clearer for the Lakers than the team trading him, but that doesn't mean the Lakers should try to take advantage and strong-arm Dell Demps and the Pelicans. I look at the situation from the Lakers' standpoint, New Orleans', and then predict the likeliest outcomes based on what we know right now. 

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Jan 29, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/28/19 -- Mailbag: How tough is making the playoffs going to be?
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Following a Sunday night win, I opened up the iTunes mailbag. You guys brought the heat with questions this week. Topics covered: Lonzo Ball's engagement, his current player comp, the Lakers' playoff chances, deadline stuff and wine. Yup. Someone asked about wine.

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Jan 28, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/25/19 -- Minnesota loss once again highlights Lakers shortcuts
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Following an annoying loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Pete and I have a very honest conversation on the state of the Lakers. 

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Jan 25, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/24/19 -- Jorge Sedano on the LeBron James-Lakers experience and Carmelo Anthony
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It's been an interesting ride thus far to say the least. At just past the season's midway point, I welcome ESPN's Jorge Sedano on to discuss this year from LeBron's, the city's and his perspective. We also talk about this Melo saga that won't end and the impending trade deadline. 

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Jan 24, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/23/19 -- Can Rajon Rondo and the Lakers stay afloat until LeBron James' return?
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On today's show, Pete and I discuss Carmelo Anthony (Pete's fault), Rajon Rondo and the trade deadline. 

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Jan 23, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/22/19 -- Lakers get rolled by Warriors, but help is on the way
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There isn't much to really talk about after a loss like last night's but there were a few notes worth mentioning. So I talk about point guard value, Brandon Ingram being put in an impossible situation, Kyle Kuzma struggling and a change to the starting lineup that should've happened already. 

Oh and I guess there's some Carmelo Anthony talk. 

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Jan 22, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/21/19 -- Mailbag: Will the Lakers make a move at the trade deadline?
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I open up the mailbag to answer your questions. Sounds like everyone is looking ahead to the trade deadline. 

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Jan 21, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/18/19 -- Lakers run their offense through Lonzo Ball, score efficiently. What.
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Honestly, Pete and I just celebrate a great win. This was fun. 

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Jan 18, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/17/19 -- A deep dive on LeBron James' injury
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The Lakers received some somewhat predictable news regarding LeBron James' impending return from a groin injury suffered on Christmas. So, the focus of the show is on the many levels of the situation -- with the help of a very special guest.

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Jan 17, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/16/19 -- Luke Walton, Lakers breathe somewhat easy after win vs. Bulls
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After an altogether weird win against the struggling Bulls, I talk to Pete about the weird vibe in Staples Center, Lonzo Ball's impact, the need for an offensive coordinator and the brutal upcoming schedule.

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Jan 16, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/15/19 -- LeBron James might miss another week; oh boy
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The Lakers are currently at rock-bottom of the season with a must-win game coming up. I respond to what I saw of their work on free-throws, Luke Walton's job security and the latest on LeBron James' return date. 

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Jan 15, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/14/19 -- After Lakers' loss to Cavaliers, buckle up
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Before I opened up the mailbag, I reacted to the worst loss of the season. Everyone deserves blame for this, from the top down. And get ready for the leaks. 

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Jan 14, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/11/19 -- The Lakers are heading in the right direction for LeBron James' return
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The Lakers have quietly treaded water with LeBron James out. If they beat Utah, they'll have gone 3-3 with James potentially returning over the weekend. Pete and I discuss Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Michael Beasley. 

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Jan 11, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/10/19 -- How Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and the Lakers can build on their dominant performances
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The Lakers' last six quarters have been some of the best basketball they've played this season. Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball dominated. Michael Beasley showed out on his birthday. So, how can they keep that momentum rolling? 

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Jan 10, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/9/19 -- Did the Lakers stumble into a better way to use Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball?
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The Lakers have struggled all season to find a way to utilize all of its various parts, but they might have figured out a way to make Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram work that can be extended whenever guys regain full health. Pete and I discuss that, plus the Luke Walton situation.

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Jan 09, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/7/19 -- Mailbag: Is it time to trade Brandon Ingram?
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It's Monday, which means it's time to open up the iTunes mailbag and answer your questions. And there were a ton. Today's topics: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis and more.

Then, at the end, I give my thoughts on the Luke Walton situation.

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Jan 07, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/4/19 -- Beyond just the roster, are the Lakers too young for LeBron James?
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As much attention gets paid to the Lakers young core, most of the organization is made up of a lot of people who are still fairly new to their jobs as well. Pete and I discuss that dynamic. 

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Jan 04, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/3/19 -- Was Luke Walton right to sit Lonzo Ball down the stretch (again)?
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The Lakers lost a game that most fans should've predicted they would, and yet it was still frustrating. Why? That, plus a discussion about free-throws and Anthony Davis. 

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Jan 03, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/2/18 -- How good could Brandon Ingram be?
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With a few days between Lakers games, Pete and I ring in the new year. 

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Jan 02, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/31/18 -- Mailbag: Should the Lakers trade Brandon Ingram?
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In the final show before the New Year holiday, I open up the mailbag and answer your iTunes questions and give a couple resolutions of my own. 

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Dec 31, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/28/18 -- Lakers' loss to Kings highlights Brandon Ingram's frustrations
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Pete and I basically lie down on our therapy couches after a really tough loss in Sacramento. 

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Dec 28, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/26/18 -- Lakers win championship, lose LeBron James, then get him back
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I check in from vacation again to record an emergency episode celebrating a huge win, a potentially huge loss (pending the latest on LeBron) and offer up a chance for Harrison to brag about his son. 

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Dec 26, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/24/18 -- Mailbag: Can the Lakers actually land Anthony Davis?
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Vacation won't get in the way of recording this show. I open up the mailbag and answer your questions. 

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Dec 24, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/21/18 -- How should Luke Walton use Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo now that they're back?
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The Lakers might finally have their full rotation for the first time in a month in Friday's game. Pete and I discuss what that means for everyone involved, then look back on our favorite Lakers Christmas stories. 

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Dec 21, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/20/18 -- How to figure out what LeBron James is "actually" saying
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LeBron James has been talking quite a bit about players not currently on the roster. To figure out what he's actually trying to say, I welcomed Ryan Mourton of Fear The Sword. 

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Dec 20, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/19/18 -- No, LeBron, Carmelo Anthony would be a bad idea for the Lakers
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Pete and I discuss a bummer of a road trip and how the lack of a system played a role in how disappointing it was, the team's approach to defense becoming predictable and Carmelo Anthony. Pete wanted to kill me. 

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Dec 19, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/18/18 -- Should Brandon Ingram start whenever he comes back?
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I open the show by discussing a couple of the guys who are on their way back and then throw to a really fun conversation with Aaron Larsuel of "The Official Lakers Podcast." 

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Dec 18, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/17/18 -- Mailbag: What kind of trade will the Lakers make now that Trevor Ariza is off the table?
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The Lakers split their weekend set of games but you guys went undefeated with your questions for this mailbag. I answer all of them. 

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Dec 17, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/14/18 -- Lakers' struggle to guard James Harden shows need for Trevor Ariza
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The Lakers have two teams they might be nervous about meeting in the playoffs. Trevor Ariza helps against both teams. 

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Dec 14, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/13/18 -- Is a Lakers, Trevor Ariza trade actually going to happen?
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Matt Moore of The Action Network joined the show to discuss this Trevor Ariza situation, the Lakers defense since Tyson Chandler showed up, Lonzo Ball, and a whole lot more. 

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Dec 13, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/12/18 -- Has Brandon Ingram absence helped Kyle Kuzma?
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Kyle Kuzma's recent play has coincided with Brandon Ingram's absence, but is there a correlation between those two things and if there is, what does that mean for when Ingram comes back? Pete and I discuss that, LeBron/Wade's friendship, and Lonzo Ball's finishing. 

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Dec 12, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/11/18 -- Mailbag: How to navigate NBA trade rumors season
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After having a blast talking to a couple hall of famers, I sat down and opened up the mailbag to get to all your questions. There were a ton and the caliber of question was high, too. 

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Dec 11, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/10/18 -- Candace Parker, James Worthy on Lakers, LeBron James, Kevin Durant
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Nothing quite like starting your week with a couple hall of famers. 

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Dec 10, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/7/18 -- The Lakers and LeBron James are developing an identity together
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To send everyone off into the weekend, Pete and I discuss LeBron James' MVP case, the identity he and the Lakers are building, Brandon Ingram's injury and what it might mean beyond however long he's out and some shoutouts to end on a high note.

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Dec 07, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/6/18 -- LeBron James belongs in the MVP conversation
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Boy, beating the Spurs is such a treat. Also a treat: Watching LeBron play for the Lakers. I discuss his MVP case, Ingram's injury, Luke Walton's coaching and Josh Hart being a winner.

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Dec 06, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/5/18 -- Is the Lakers defense sustainable?
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The Lakers have played extremely well defensively since Tyson Chandler was signed. Can they keep it up? Also, LeBron spoke about Kobe and Magic Johnson's concerns on his workload and showed how invested it appears he is in this organization.

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Dec 05, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/4/18 -- All the reasons to be positive about the Lakers
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I did it. I was nothing but positive about the Lakers for a full show.

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Dec 04, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/3/18 -- Why Lonzo Ball isn't a bust
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I open up the mailbag to answer all your questions as well as offer more information about our big announcement from last week. 

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Dec 03, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/30/18 -- Lonzo Ball plays down the stretch, Lakers win. Coincidence?
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The Lakers won on a night where Pete and I recorded. This resulted in a very different show. We start by discussing the starters and the energy they played with, then segue over to Lonzo playing late minutes. It wouldn't be a podcast if we didn't discuss Brandon Ingram. We give props to someone whose value has shown itself in his absence and finish with some humor. 

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Nov 30, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/29/18 -- Let's talk about Brandon Ingram
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On today's episode, I take you through everything there is to know and analyze about this Brandon Ingram situation. We start as always with context, then get to what needs to happen to make it work with him and LeBron James and whether I believe the Lakers can pull it off. Lastly, I discuss what needs to happen if they can't. Fair warning, there aren't many options. 

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Nov 29, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/28/18 -- It's time for Luke Walton to take either Kyle Kuzma or Brandon Ingram out of the starting lineup
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The Lakers got roasted by the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night and Pete and I had to talk about it. There was plenty to get to, though, starting with the starters. 

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Nov 28, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/27/18 -- Lakers have to do more to utilize Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball
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Today, I raise concerns about how Luke Walton and the Lakers are approaching not only developing their two second-overall picks, but utilizing them as players. There's still reason to believe they can turn things around, though.

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Nov 27, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/26/18 -- Mailbag: Would the Pelicans ever actually trade Anthony Davis?
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After a bit of a break, I returned to the podcast studio to answer all your questions -- and there were a ton of them. 

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Nov 26, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/22/18 -- Lakers disappoint but win in Cleveland; Can we PLEASE change the starters?
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Despite some really frustrating basketball, Pete first entices a hot take out of me and then steers us back to stuff we're thankful for. 

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Nov 22, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/21/18 -- Lakers should stay away from the Washington Wizards; How to build a rotation
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Usually, I'd be joined by Pete but, given the weird schedule this week, we changed things up a bit. Instead, I discuss why the Lakers should stay away from all the players the Washington Wizards might be looking to trade and then walk you through how to build the Lakers' rotation using data to this point.

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Nov 21, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/20/18 -- Why LeBron James might look happier as a Laker than he did as a Cavalier
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I'm joined by Chris Manning of Locked on Cavs and Fear The Sword. Chris pointed out something I found really interesting: That LeBron looks noticeably happier this year than he did in Cleveland. We discuss why that might be.

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Nov 20, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/19/18 -- MAILBAG: Can the Lakers team up LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis?
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The mailbag was packed today, so we empty it out. Topics included: Luke Walton's rotations, Monty Williams, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, LeBron James' freethrows and plenty more. 

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Nov 19, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/16/18 -- Okay fine, we'll talk about Kevin Durant, LeBron James and the Lakers
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To send you off into the weekend, Pete and I have fun looking back on LeBron's great game, discuss what Rondo's injury might mean, laugh at my analogy for how the Lakers are using Lonzo on offense and (at your request) talk about this whole KD-Draymond-Warriors dynamic and what it has to do with the Lakers.

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Nov 16, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/15/18 -- Lakers beat Blazers, lose Rajon Rondo; Lonzo time?
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The Lakers beat the Blazers handily despite a slow start but lost Rajon Rondo for at least a month to a broken hand. I take everyone through what it all means for all involved.

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Nov 15, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/14/18 -- Can Brandon Ingram figure things out with LeBron James?
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The Lakers currently sit at 7-6 and what's wild is they can very easily get better. Pete and I discuss how Brandon Ingram fits into that and why fans should be optimistic.

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Nov 14, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/13/18 -- The Lakers were right to pass on Carmelo Anthony
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I start the show by talking about Carmelo Anthony -- who is looking for a job. The Lakers not being interested is the right call. Segments two and three are about what it's like to be married to me without someone who knows that all too well: Dr. Jen. 

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Nov 13, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/12/18 -- Is Luke Walton the right coach for the Lakers?
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I open the mailbag to answer your questions. You guys really want to talk about Luke Walton.

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Nov 12, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/9/18 -- A fight to the death over Lonzo Ball and Luke Walton
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Should Luke play Lonzo more? How great was Tyson Chandler? How about this starting lineup? Pete and I fight about everything.

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Nov 09, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/8/18 -- Tyson Chandler impresses in Lakers debut
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The Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves. Tyson Chandler played really well in his debut. And yet, here we are, arguing about Luke Walton. What? 

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Nov 08, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- What does the Tyson Chandler signing mean for Luke Walton?
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Pete and I are both excited about Tyson Chandler and what he might mean for the Lakers. That said, Luke Walton is running out of excuses. He and the Lakers need to turn things around. 

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Nov 07, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/6/18 -- Tyson Chandler season preview
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As with the vast majority of the rest of the Lakers roster, I previewed what Tyson Chandler brings, realistic expectations for him individually and what his signing means for the rest of the roster. 

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Nov 06, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/5/18 -- Mailbag: Would the Lakers ever trade LeBron James?
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It was quite the weekend for Lakers fans. I open the mailbag to talk us through this.

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Nov 05, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/2/18 -- The Lakers have a starting lineup they can stick with
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We start by talking about LeBron's new message. It's a welcome change. We also talk about the starters (who look great), the bench (which doesn't), Josh Hart, late game situations and Lonzo Ball getting back to playing well.

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Nov 02, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/1/18 -- What can the Lakers do about their late-game struggles?
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To discuss an ... um ... interesting game, I welcomed Kirk Henderson of Mavs Moneyball. I find a few similarities between Lonzo and Luka, and another comparison that I won't share on here. This was fun.

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Nov 01, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/31/18 -- Should Luke Walton continue to start Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James together?
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The Lakers are looking to get back on track after a disappointing 2-5 start. Luke Walton is catching a lot of flack (both fairly and unfairly), but where are the solutions going to come from?

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Oct 31, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/30/18 -- Another day, another disappointing Lakers loss
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On today's crossover episode, Harrison and I discuss another game in which the Lakers failed to come through with the game on the line late. It allows us to talk about Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, LeBron, Luke Walton and plenty more. 

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Oct 30, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/29/18 -- Should the Lakers trade Kentavious Caldwell-Pope?
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Before I open up the mailbag, I discuss Lonzo Ball, who needs to play better. Speaking of guys who need to step up, KCP needs to -- or else be moved. 

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Oct 29, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/26/18 -- Lakers beat Nuggets as LeBron James, Lonzo Ball dominate
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The Lakers are officially on their first winning streak of the season and have this year's first legit win. Pete and I react to that by discussing, Lonzo Ball (and Rajon Rondo), Lance Stephenson and Luke Walton -- with some LeBron talk sprinkled in as well.

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Oct 26, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/25/18 -- Lakers starting Josh Hart says all the right things
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The Lakers won their first game of the season. Josh Hart started and did the kinds of things that earned him that spot, Lance Stephenson blew up and this one was over quickly. Hart starting was pretty telling to me, given everything going on. I'll explain.

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Oct 25, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/24/18 -- Might Kyle Kuzma fit better with LeBron James than Brandon Ingram?
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Pete and I have finally mostly recovered from that tough loss the other night. We might've lost a part of ourselves forever, but we'll recover. We start by talking about perspective, then we get into the KCP-Hart dynamic, Kuzma-Ingram and Jonathan Williams. 

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Oct 24, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/23/18 -- Kyle Kuzma breaks out of his slump but Lakers kick us in the *cough*
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While the ending to the game was definitely tough, it's important to maintain perspective on the first few games of what is a really long Lakers season. Still, there were takeaways to keep an eye on, starting with Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and any able-bodied center. 

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Oct 23, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/22/18 -- How can the Lakers fix their center rotation?
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We return for a Monday Mailbag edition of Locked on Lakers. You guys brought it with questions and, based on how many we got about the Lakers' center situation, it's clear we're on the same page regarding concerns about the team.

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Oct 22, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/19/18 -- Lakers, LeBron James' lose first game together
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I react to a fun game (despite the loss) with Pete. It was a weird game, but there still might be some stuff to keep an eye on moving forward. 

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Oct 19, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/18/18 -- Would the Trail Blazers ever trade Damian Lillard to the Lakers?
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The Los Angeles Lakers open their season tonight. Holy crap we made it. To celebrate the occasion, preview the game and basically just talk basketball, I welcome Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report. 

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Oct 18, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/17/18 -- Should Lonzo Ball be starting for the Lakers?
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In today's show, Pete and I discuss Lonzo Ball possibly being held out of the starting lineup in favor of Rajon Rondo. We start with reasons this decision might've been made, then discuss why it should probably change over the course of the season, and then get to what all might be at play. 

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Oct 17, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/16/18 -- Why fans can be confident the Lakers will figure it out
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After raising a bunch of questions in yesterday's episode, part two of this conversation focuses on why we think things will work out for the Lakers. We start with tradition, as odd as that might sound coming from me. Thanks to Matt Moore of The Action Network for hopping on. 

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Oct 16, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/15/18 -- Matt Moore on the way the Lakers are analyzed
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In part one of a two-part conversation, I talk to Matt Moore of The Action Network about the way the Lakers are analyzed, the stuff we simply don't know about the Lakers and yet why things just might work out. 

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Oct 15, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/12/18 -- How can Brandon Ingram maintain production with LeBron James
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Brandon Ingram has been very impressive thus far in the preseason, but a lot of his damage has come with LeBron James on the bench. How can the Lakers get full production when both guys are sharing the court? I also unleash a hot take, so there's that.

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Oct 12, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/11/18 -- Lonzo Ball returns as the Lakers beat the Warriors
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Lonzo Ball made his long-awaited preseason debut and out-performed just about everyone's expectations in the ways that those who paid attention to his game last year might've anticipated. I discuss that, Brandon Ingram impressing once again, LeBron and the Lakers - Warriors rivalry moving forward. 

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Oct 11, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/10/18 -- What to expect from Lonzo Ball in his preseason debut
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The Lakers will finally have both their point guards the next time they take the court, as Lonzo Ball has fully recovered from the offseason surgery that cost him the first week or so of training camp. What can we expect from him? Also, can he help a defense that seems to need all the help it can get?

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Oct 10, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/9/18 -- Which centers should the Lakers add to their roster?
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The Lakers' center rotation has me nervous. I talk about why in the first segment, then take a look at potential options on the free agent market currently or who might be on the market as the season rolls along. 

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Oct 09, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/8/18 -- Why the Lakers will make the playoffs
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The Lakers are a couple games away from wrapping up the preseason and have, for the most part, looked pretty good -- all things considered. I open up the mailbag to answer your questions, no matter where they take me. 

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Oct 08, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/5/18 -- Brandon Ingram, superstar?
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With technical difficulties behind us, Pete and I discussed a fun game last night. We start with Ingram, then talk about LeBron and finish with how the Lakers missed point guards. Oh, and the funniest thing from the game. 

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Oct 05, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/4/18 -- Lonzo Ball is back! Wait, nevermind.
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For a glorious few minutes, we thought Lonzo Ball would be making his preseason debut. That was fun. Aaron Larsuel of the Official Lakers Podcast joined to talk about everything we've seen these first couple games. 

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Oct 04, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/3/18 -- Should Josh Hart be the Lakers starting shooting guard?
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Anthony and Pete recap an exciting first half of basketball in which LeBron James played and the Lakers took care of business against the Nuggets. Anthony also unveils a new segment for game nights. 

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Oct 03, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/2/18 -- Can Brandon Ingram be a lock-down defender?
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The Lakers may have lost to the Nuggets Sunday night, but we did see enough from a few guys to really get excited about. Starting with Brandon Ingram.

Today's show is a crossover episode with Adam Mares. Check out Part two on the Locked on Nuggets feed.

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Oct 02, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/1/18 -- LeBron James played a game in a Lakers uniform
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The Lakers are finally back. They opened up their preseason with a loss to the Denver Nuggets but really, who cares? LeBron James suited up in Lakers purple and gold and I was in the building for it. Let's talk about that.

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Oct 01, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/28/18 -- Lakers basketball is finally back!
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We made it. The offseason is officially and finally over. So to celebrate the occasion, I have a fun conversation with Pete about what we're looking for this weekend and moving forward this preseason. 

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Sep 28, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/27/2018 -- Mailbag: Could the Lakers contend for a title this year?
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It's been a while since we opened up the mailbag around here thanks to all kinds of factors. But we change that today. I answer a question about my favorite L.A.-based movies, my ranking of free agents to be, former role players who would help this team and more. 

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Sep 27, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/26/18 -- Lonzo Ball misses Lakers first practice with LeBron James
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Pete has now been in the house for LeBron's first media day as a Laker and the Lakers' first practice as a team. I pick his brain on what he's noticed thus far. Long story short, there's a completely different culture around the Lakers. 

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Sep 26, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/25/18 -- Lakers Media Day reaction
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The Lakers held their annual media day Monday afternoon and there was plenty to glean from the quotes. I welcome Christian Rivas to talk LeBron, narratives, and Lonzo Ball. 

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Sep 25, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/24/18 -- What would a Jimmy Butler trade mean for the Lakers?
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Jimmy Butler is probably on the move, so the guys (Anthony, Pete, Harrison) get together to figure out what a trade either east or west would mean for the Lakers. They then outline the positional battles they'll be watching in training camp and give their bold takes. 

Oh and we look back on 500 prior episodes.

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Sep 24, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/21/18 -- Magic Johnson has Luke Walton's back
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Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka spoke to the media yesterday, so Pete and I got together to talk about what we heard. 

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Sep 21, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/20/18 -- Do stars not want to play with LeBron James?
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There's been a bit of a trend over the years of stars either demanding out or not committing to play with LeBron. Is it actually a trend or a confluence of events? Harrison joins the show to discuss that, plus the co-stars of Space Jam 2 we need in our lives. 

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Sep 20, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/19/19 -- Should Lakers fans worry about Lonzo Ball's knee?
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Lonzo Ball reportedly won't be 100% as was promised after his last surgery, continuing a trend that annoyed us last year. Pete and I discuss that, a Kevin Durant "rumor" and talk about when our love of basketball was born and how it's gotten us to here. 

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Sep 19, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS 9/14/18 -- Lonzo tweaks his shot; More Luke Walton talk
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Lonzo Ball appears to have kind of tweaked his shot, but it isn't that simple. We break that down, then continue the conversation from Wednesday's show about Luke Walton.

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Sep 14, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/12/18 -- Luke Walton season preview with Bill Oram
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Luke Walton comes into his third season with something he hasn't really had to deal with thus far as the Lakers head coach: Expectations. How handles that and everything else going on will be really fun to watch.

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Sep 12, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/11/18 -- MAILBAG: ANDREW BYNUM COMEBACK SEASON
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Andrew Bynum was well ahead of his time, it turns out. Also Pete hates In N Out. 

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Sep 11, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/6/18 -- Ranking potential 2019 free agent targets
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Given reports of the Lakers potentially favoring Klay Thompson compared to other potential free agent targets, I took it as an opportunity to really focus on the guys you're going to hear most often in relation to how the Lakers want to use their cap space next summer. 

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Sep 06, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/5/18 -- Previewing the Lakers' rookies' seasons
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We're down to the final few player previews. Pete and I spend this one discussing the Lakers' rookies, Svi Mykhailiuk, Moe Wagner and Isaac Bonga. 

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Sep 05, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/4/18 -- Mailbag: If LeBron James was a sandwich, which sandwich would he be?
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Luol Deng's departure mixed up the schedule a bit this week, so I open up thee mailbag on a Tuesday and boy did this get interesting. 

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Sep 04, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/3/18 -- Luol Deng, former Laker
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In a special extra show, I talk about the Luol Deng era and what his departure means moving forward. 

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Sep 03, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/31/18 -- JaVale McGee season preview
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JaVale McGee has gotten a bad rap because of all the Shaqtin' stuff, but he's going to play a key role on this Lakers team. Pete and I discuss why we like the fit. We also hash out the Lakers' center rotation.

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Aug 31, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/30/18 -- Ivica Zubac Player Preview
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Ivica Zubac was not good last year yet the Lakers kept him over Thomas Bryant. Will he make good on that vote of confidence? I welcome some rando to come on and talk about it. 

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Aug 30, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/29/18 -- Josh Hart Season Preview
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Few rookies were more solid than Josh Hart has been since he was drafted. Expectations are pretty high for him, but can he live up to them? Pete and I discuss.

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Aug 29, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/28/18 -- Lance Stephenson Player Preview
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Lance Stephenson is a Laker. Unfortunately it doesn't look like that was some kind of weird fever dream. I preview his (hopefully lone) season with the Lakers with ESPN's Jorge Sedano, who does bring me around somewhat to the move on one condition.

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Aug 28, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/27/18 -- Could Svi Mykhailiuk be this year's Kyle Kuzma?
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I open up the iTunes mailbag to answer your questions about Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Kuzma, the front office, all-time Lakers, all time duos and plenty more. 

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Aug 27, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/24/18 -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Season Preview
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In the latest entry into our season preview series, I'm joined by @T1m_NBA of the Basketball Index to discuss Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. We both think he's vastly underrated and the numbers back that up. 

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Aug 24, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/23/18 -- The Kobe Podcast
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We really were going to preview Josh Hart's rookie season. I promise we were. But I got Pete all worked up about Kobe and we both just talked about him for a while. Enjoy. 

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Aug 23, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/22/18 -- Rajon Rondo Season Preview
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Both Pete and I really like the fit and we detail exactly why. Starting with this very important point: Rajon Rondo is still pretty good at basketball. 

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Aug 22, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/21/18 -- Kyle Kuzma season preview
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Kyle Kuzma is coming into his second season with sky-high expectations. Can he meet them? Aaron Larsuel of "The Official Lakers Podcast" joins the show to discuss just that. 

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Aug 21, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/20/18 -- Mailbag: Will the Lakers make any major mid-season trades?
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This was a particularly full mailbag, in which we discuss, where I was when the LeBron news dropped, Hart/Kuzma, Ingram, Randle, Twitter and plenty more. 

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Aug 20, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/15/18 -- Brandon Ingram Season Preview
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It's hard to figure out just how good Brandon Ingram is going to be, but Pete and I try. 

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Aug 17, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/15/18 -- Lonzo Ball Season Preview
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We continue our series of season previews with Lonzo Ball with an old friend. 

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Aug 16, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/15/18 -- LeBron James Season Preview
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To kick off our season preview series (brought to you by Eaze), Pete and I discuss LeBron James by first offering the context under which he'll be playing and what to expect from him both individually and in the team concept. 

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Aug 15, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/14/18 -- Big announcement show plus Los Angeles' five biggest sports figures
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Thanks to some amazing support of the show, Locked on Lakers will be moving to five days per week sooner than usual. I detail what that means in terms of content plus talk about my top five most important figures in Los Angeles sports history and what I consider the most important factor for the Lakers next season.

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Aug 14, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/6/18 -- Mailbag: Does Kawhi Leonard or Kevin Durant fit better with LeBron James for the Lakers?
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In today's mailbag, I answer questions about KD and Kawhi, how the Lakers stack up against the Houston Rockets, kids vs youth, fantasy football and a fun hypothetical regarding Julius Randle and/or D'Angelo Russell.

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Aug 13, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/10/18 -- We can look up to LeBron James, and that's cool
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Sabreena Merchant (Silver Screen & Roll) stopped by to discuss an article she wrote about LeBron James being as great off the court as he is on it. We also discuss the rest of the Lakers' offseason and in a Locked on Lakers first, give a Sparks update. 





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Aug 10, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/8/18 -- Reliving our all-time favorite non-title Lakers memories
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We've analyzed this Lakers team to death and more of that is sure to come. On today's show, Pete and I are honestly just going to look back on our favorite memories as Laker fans that didn't necessarily have anything to do with titles even. This was a blast. 

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Aug 08, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/6/18 -- Mailbag: Could the Lakers trade for Jimmy Butler at the deadline?
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On today's mailbag episode, I take you questions on the following topics: Jimmy Butler as a potential trade target, Zubac, Wagner, less-known free agent targets next summer and more. I also offer up my Marvel/NBA comparisons as per request. 

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Aug 06, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/3/18 -- Discussing the Lakers' insane gap between floor and ceiling with Matt Moore
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On today's show, Anthony is joined by Matt Moore (The Action Network) to discuss an article he wrote about the Lakers and their offseason in general. This was a really fun discussion. 

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Aug 03, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/1/18 -- How confident should fans be about Lonzo Ball's shooting?
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As I promised, I passed along your iTunes questions to Pete. Topics covered: Lonzo and Ingram's shooting, team rebounding, more center talk, court dimensions, music and rule changes. 

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Aug 01, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/30/18 -- Mailbag: Can the Lakers have a second all star next season alongside LeBron James?
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On this Monday episode, I open up the mailbag to take your questions. Topics covered: Kawhi and Klay, east and western conferences, centers in the NBA and potential all stars. 

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Jul 30, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/27/19 -- Can Magic Johnson convince LeBron James to play the five?
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On this Friday episode, I welcome Jorge Sedano (The Jump, ESPNLA) to talk all things LeBron, seeing as he's covered him all the way back to the Miami days. We talk about what Lakers fans can expect upon his arrival, the additions around him, and whether Magic Johnson can convince him to play center. 

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Jul 27, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/25/18 -- Lakers final roster breakdown, way-too-early season prediction
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Pete and I break down the Lakers roster after he we look back and have some fun with my crazy weekend on the internet.

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Jul 25, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/24/18 -- MAILBAG: If the Lakers miss out on Kawhi Leonard, which free agents should they target next summer?
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In this latest mailbag episode, I answer as many of your questions as I can while I still have a voice. Topics covered: Point guard options on the trade market, the Lakers' center rotation now that they'll filled the roster, Chris Bosh's health and options next summer if they don't land Kawhi. 

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Jul 24, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/20/18 -- The Lakers are gambling with LeBron James on their youth
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By leaning on the young core's development to bolster this roster, the Lakers are making a the rare gamble of conservatism. Anthony is joined by Sam Vecenie of the Athletic to discuss whether it will pay off. 

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Jul 20, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/19/18 -- Were the Lakers right in not trading for Kawhi Leonard?
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In an emergency day-early appearance from Pete, we discuss everything about this Kawhi Leonard trade -- specifically, how it affects the Lakers. Also, he assigns you homework, something I would never, ever do. 

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Jul 19, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/18/18 -- Why fans might have to worry about Lakers' center rotation
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July 17th, 2018. Mark that as the day I bought into this Lakers roster (outside of Lance, obviously). Pete and I discuss why this all might make sense. 

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Jul 18, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/17/18 -- Does Josh Hart's strong play mean anything for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope?
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In today's show, I discuss and do a mini-deep dive on Josh Hart and Kentavious Caldwell Pope. Turns out, having multiple really good players (even at the same position) is a good thing! 

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Jul 17, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/16/18 -- MAILBAG: How will Luke Walton handle the rotations early on?
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The Lakers are heading into next season with different priorities than the last few years. In today's mailbag episode, I discuss whether that will impact how they distribute minutes, especially early on. 

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Jul 16, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/14/18 -- Might LeBron James play center?
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To make up for the lack of shows last week, Anthony called up Harrison to talk about what LeBron playing the five might do for the Lakers' rotation and how they could make it work. 

Also, the return of 50 Shades of Shade. 

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Jul 14, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/11/18 -- Should the Lakers hold onto Luol Deng this season?
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I am joined by Jeff Siegel of Early Bird Rights, Peachtree Hoops and Locked on Hawks to talk about, well, all kinds of stuff. But we start with a popular topic among Laker fans: Luol Deng's contract.

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Jul 11, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/9/18 -- Mailbag: Passing on Brook Lopez is a mistake
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The Lakers missed out on Brook Lopez and will have start JaVale McGee at center. That and plenty more thanks to your questions. 

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Jul 09, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/6/18 -- Do the moves made after adding LeBron James make sense?
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In part one in a two-part podcast (part two can be found on the Locked on NBA feed), Pete and I talk about the moves since LeBron James agreed to sign with the Lakers, what needs to be done next and the latest on Kawhi Leonard.

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Jul 06, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/5/18 -- Mailbag: Did Kobe Bryant's farewell tour help the Lakers sign LeBron James?
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In a quick July 4 episode, I take your questions. We talk about Kobe Bryant's effect on LeBron James, Magic Johnson's line of thinking with Julius Randle, and plenty more. 

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Jul 05, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/4/18 -- With LeBron James, what should the Lakers offer for Kawhi Leonard?
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As it stands now, the Lakers have all the leverage in any trade discussions with San Antonio. Yes, they could offer Brandon Ingram in a "fair" trade, but they really don't have to right now. Harrison and I discuss how the Lakers should play this one out. 

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Jul 04, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/3/18 -- Goodbye, Julius Randle. Hello, people who don't fit with LeBron James...?
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Look, at the end of the day, LeBron still plays for the Lakers. But losing Julius Randle and the guys who replaced him isn't great. Harrison joins the show to stan for Magic. 

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Jul 03, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/2/18 -- LeBron James is a Laker, holy crap
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I know usually we do mailbag Mondays, but I think you'll enjoy the direction this show goes in. 

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Jul 02, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/29/18 -- Will the Lakers trade for Kawhi Leonard this weekend?
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This time of year, leaks dominate the news cycle. It's important to figure out what might be behind each leak, though, so that's what Pete and I try to do this episode. Oh and we send Tyler Ennis off in style. 

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Jun 29, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/28/18 -- Will Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James be Lakers before the season starts?
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Matt Moore of The Action Network joins the show to discuss this entire Kawhi Leonard saga. There's a ton to unravel here, from the reporting behind the scenes, trade scenarios, how the Spurs might see the Lakers' core and plenty more. 

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Jun 28, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/27/18 -- Did Magic Johnson put himself on a Jim Buss timeline?
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Host of "America's Lakers Podcast" Aaron Larsuel stops by talk to about Magic's weird press conference, what it might mean and ceilings for the various scenarios in play this summer. 

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Jun 27, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/26/18 -- Which role players should the Lakers put around Paul George and LeBron James?
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Pete's here a day early! We start the show by talking about the Paul George documents, script leak, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, then get into some same that make sense as the Lakers look to fill out the roster and finish with how Moe Wagner fits with what the Lakers are trying to do. 

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Jun 26, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/25/18 -- Mailbag: Are the Lakers better off waiting for Kawhi Leonard?
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Today's mailbag covers everything from LeBron, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, to Julius Randle, to... food? You guys rocked it with the questions, so I get to all of them as promised.

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Jun 25, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/22/18 -- Lakers Draft Reaction
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The Lakers finished their draft in typical surprising fashion but did so with a theme in mind. We (myself, Pete and Harrison) discuss that theme, what it means for certain Lakers and what it might signal moving forward. 

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Jun 22, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/20/18 -- Will Kawhi Leonard be traded to the Lakers before the NBA Draft?
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Anthony is joined by Quixem Ramirez of News 4 San Antonio and Spurs Roundtable to discuss one of the weirder stories we've seen in a while and figure out what a fair trade for Kawhi Leonard might look like. 

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Jun 21, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/20/18 -- Lakers NBA Draft Preview
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It's the last show Pete and I are going to record together before the draft, so we take you through everything you need to pay attention to Thursday night. We give you a few names to watch, what the Lakers need and make some fun predictions. 

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Jun 20, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/19/18 -- Why this Lakers offseason is going to be boon or bust
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I've promised to get into this a few times now and with a relatively slow news day to work with, I finally had time to get into why I think this summer will be either really exciting or hugely disappointing. 

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Jun 19, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/18/18 -- Mailbag: Is Luke Walton ready for LeBron James, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard?
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Happy Monday! I'm kidding; no one likes that guy. I open up the mailbag to answer your Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Paul George, Summer League and Luke Walton questions. Thanks for sending them in!

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Jun 18, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/15/18 -- Emergency Kawhi Leonard pod
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Another day, another superstar who wants to play for the Lakers. Sheesh, guys. Have some self-respect. 

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Jun 16, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/15/18 -- Lakers headlines wrap-up: Lonzo/Kuz, Jeanie's tweet, LeBron odds, NBA Draft rumors
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Anthony let all the headlines stack up so as to have a really fun time talking about all of them in one show. This was a bust, er... blast. Topics include: Zo/Kuz rap beef, Jeanie's cryptics pants tweet, LeBron odds, all the NBA Draft rumors and wind. A whole bunch of wind. 

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Jun 15, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/14/18 -- How to handle the madness that is the NBA "offseason"
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NBA rumors szn is upon us and, well, it looks like it's going to be positively insane. So before we get fully to all that madness, I take you through how I've learned to sift through the endless stream of rumors and maintain my sanity.

I also touch on the Lonzo/Kuzma rap beef thing. 

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Jun 14, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/13/18 -- Lakers' odds at LeBron James; Kobe Bryant can't stop talking
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Harrison stops by for a really fun show. We talk about the Lakers somehow having the best odds at signing LeBron James according to Vegas, Kobe Bryant's weird stances recently and plenty more. 

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Jun 13, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/12/18 -- Which young Lakers would be ready to compete on a LeBron James team?
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Pete and I discuss a common theme among those who don't like the Lakers: That somehow, a team with LeBron James and Paul George would struggle to compete for anything beyond the second round of the playoffs.

We figure out who among the young core is ready for those kinds of stakes, as well as whether it matters if they are at all. LeBron would probably have a couple thoughts on how to make the roster fit his game and expectations. 

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Jun 12, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/11/18 -- Mailbag: If LeBron James passes, should the Lakers consider a Kyrie trade?
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Happy Monday! In today's mailbag, Anthony answers your questions about Kyrie, Chris Paul, DeMarcus Cousins, Shareef O'Neal, Bingo and a potential Luol Deng trade. 

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Jun 11, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/8/18 -- What happens if the Lakers miss out on LeBron James and Paul George?
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Laker fans have operated under the assumption they'd get someone this summer and probably/hopefully another superstar next year. But, what happens if they strike out? What impact might that have on the brand? What other options are there? Can we just go back to thinking the Lakers will sign stars? Okay cool thanks. 

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Jun 08, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/6/18 -- Craziest moments in fandom, LeBron's title aspirations and progress with free agents
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On today's show, with not much going on around the Lakers, Anthony is joined by Pete to talk about some of the wilder moments of being sports fans -- both positive and negative. Then, they discuss what the NBA finals thus far mean to the Lakers' chances this summer and how crazy it is that they're involved in the discussion with superstar free agents at all. 

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Jun 06, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/4/18 -- Mailbag: Why would LeBron James sign with the Lakers?
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Happy Monday! Anthony opens up the mailbag to answer your questions about Brandon Ingram, free agents, his process of watching games and the MCU. Yup. We go there. Thanks to everyone for sending in questions! 

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Jun 04, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/1/18 -- NBA Draft prospect analysis; NBA finals preview