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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

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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 05, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/3 -- Mailbag: How much leeway does Rob Pelinka have?
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Following a long holiday weekend, I opened up the mailbag to hit the topics you wanted to hear about.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 24, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/21 -- Lakers NBA Draft Review; Rob Pelinka 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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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 <em>really</em> screwed up a huge detail. Pete and I discuss that, then open up the mailbag.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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 &amp; trades, and Kobe Bryant. We just can't let the man live, can we?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 30, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/29 -- The Lakers should probably fire Rob Pelinka
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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?<br><br>At the very end of the podcast (the last 15 minutes or so), we talk Game of Thrones. We couldn't help ourselves.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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)<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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 &amp; 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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 07, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/6/19 -- Mailbag: If Magic could have fired Rob Pelinka, 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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 30, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/29/19 -- Mailbag Pt. 1: Lakers head coach update, Rob Pelinka 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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 23, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/23/19 -- Luke Walton lawsuit; Rob Pelinka 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.<br><br>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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 23, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/22/19 -- Mailbag: Lakers expected to stick with Rob Pelinka; 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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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'.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 18, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/17/19 -- How might keeping Rob Pelinka 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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 17, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/16/19 -- Can Jeanie Buss be held accountable if Rob Pelinka 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?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 16, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/15/19 -- Mailbag: With Rob Pelinka 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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 12, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS 4/12/19 -- Keeping Rob Pelinka 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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 12, 2019
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/11/19 -- The Lakers aren't really going to keep Rob Pelinka, 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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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 &amp; Ireland, Lakers Raw) to discuss how the Lakers have to get back to building with LeBron James if they want to find sustainable success.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Then, we discuss all the latest news in the Anthony Davis trade saga and how Kristaps Porzingis getting traded affects that situation.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Oh and I guess there's some Carmelo Anthony talk.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Then, at the end, I give my thoughts on the Luke Walton situation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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."&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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 <a href="https://www.actionnetwork.com/nba">Matt Moore of The Action Network</a> for hopping on.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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 <a href="https://www.actionnetwork.com/">The Action Network</a> 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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Today's show is a crossover episode with Adam Mares. Check out Part two on the Locked on Nuggets feed.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Oh and we look back on 500 prior episodes.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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 &amp; Roll) stopped by to discuss an <a href="https://t.co/fyHFMnOrKd">article she wrote about LeBron James</a> 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.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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 <a href="https://t.co/Z1J7UbW189">an article he wrote about the Lakers</a> and their offseason in general. This was a really fun discussion.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Also, the return of 50 Shades of Shade.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>I also touch on the Lonzo/Kuzma rap beef thing.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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 <em>someone</em> 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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 04, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/1/18 -- NBA Draft prospect analysis; NBA finals preview
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Anthony and Pete start by talking about whether the Lakers should trade their first-round pick this year or wait to use next year's instead. Then, if the Lakers do use their pick, what kinds of players should they focus on. The guys get into some of the prospects the Lakers have worked out thus far.&nbsp;<br><br>Finally, they have a wide-ranging conversation about the NBA finals.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 01, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/31/18 -- Let's laugh at the Colangelos, plus LeBron/KD/PG talk
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Anthony is joined by Adam Mares to laugh at this crazy Colangelo story. It's amazing. How? Just how? They also talk about LeBron and Kevin Durant's offseason decisions.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 31, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/30/18 -- Which Lakers could keep up in these NBA Finals?
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Series like we saw wrap up over the weekend serve as a great way to see which direction the Lakers are heading in. A certain style of basketball seems to lend itself to success in the NBA, so Anthony and Pete discuss whether the young core is capable of keeping up in that kind of situation.<br><br>Once they get through that, Anthony tests Pete with his first crazy conspiracy since officially partnering up.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 30, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/29/18 -- Mailbag ... Tuesday? Kevin Durant to L.A?
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Kevin Durant is probably on the verge of another relatively thankless title. Might the lack of support compared to how great he's been in Golden State by wearing him down enough to leave? I also take your questions in segments two and three.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 29, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/25/18 -- Front office season review; LeBron to Lakers odds
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We wrap up our season reviews by talking about Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and the rest of the Lakers front office. They came in under iffy circumstances, but the NBA is still a results league. How confident should fans be that they land superstars in free agency and if they don't, how frustrated should everyone be?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 25, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/24/18 -- Did the Lakers get enough respect from awards thus far?
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Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma got their share of respect on the all rookie teams, but outside of that, the Lakers were fairly emphatically shut out. Anthony discusses that and Julius Randle's agent's gripe with a special guest who shall remain anonymous.<br><br>Then, Anthony has a bit of an announcement for him and the show.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 24, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/23/18 -- Luke Walton's season in review
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Luke Walton should probably be considered among the other aspects of the Lakers' young core given his relative age and experience. Since his hiring, he's shown a ton of promise given the circumstances and only continued that last season.<br><br>Still, the question remains with him and the rest of the Lakers: How will everyone perform as more is expected of them? Anthony and Pete discuss.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 23, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/22/18 -- TYLER ENNIS (and others') SEASON REVIEW
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Anthony rounds up the player season reviews by talking about the guys at the end of the bench. Ivica Zubac disappointed. We want more Thomas Bryant. Tyler Ennis needs to go away. You know, the usual.&nbsp;<br><br>Plus, Anthony talks about the reaction to the Randle report (or lack thereof) from the Lakers and what that means for everyone involved. He finishes the show by talking about what he'd like to see done with Luol Deng.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 22, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/21/18 -- Julius Randle free agency concern and mailbag Monday
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This was certainly an interesting thing to come back to after a long day of traveling. I give my thoughts on the reports about Randle's agent's frustration, then open up to answer your questions.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 21, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/18/18 -- Isaiah Thomas & Channing Frye's seasons in review; Mid-90s reminiscing
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Anthony and Pete send you off into the weekend by putting Isaiah Thomas' season in full context. They recap the trade that brought him to L.A., how he fit while he was here, and look forward to an important offseason for him.<br><br>Oh, all that plus the guys compare this young squad to one of the most popular teams in Lakers history.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 18, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/17/18 -- Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. season reviews, LeBron James update
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Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance, Jr., are no longer Lakers, but they did help the team in their own ways. Also, how likely is it that LeBron James might be a Laker?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 17, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/16/18 -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's season in review
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was seen as "manna from heaven" by Rob Pelinka, as he fell into their lap after Boston sent Avery Bradley to Detroit and he found himself without a spot on that team. Unfortunately, a similar fate might await him this summer despite have a pretty solid season for the Lakers.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 16, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/15/18 -- Brook Lopez's season in review
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The fact that there are Lakers out there who would really like to see Lopez back (myself included) says something about the professional he was this season -- both on and off the court.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 15, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/14/18 -- Mailbag! Is Luke Walton a top-10 coach in the NBA?
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Luke Walton has done a wonderful job thus far, so where do his efforts put him among the NBA's coaching elite? Also, how might the current Lakers feel about a potential superstar acquisition? How does this group compare to the Lakers of the mid-90s (this one might surprise you)?&nbsp;<br><br>And finally, I offer what little advice I can to those hoping to make it in this industry.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 14, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/11/18 -- Josh Hart season in review, plus what Kuzma is going to work in this summer
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Anthony reviewed Kuzma's season in yesterday's show, but Pete had something to add that fans should be pretty excited for. Then, the guys discuss Josh Hart, who might have a much higher ceiling than you think.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 11, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/10/18 -- Kyle Kuzma season in review
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Anthony takes us through his expectations for Kuz; discusses his rookie season and tries to figure out what his ceiling might be and whether he thinks he'll get there.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 10, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/9/18 -- Brandon Ingram season in review
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Brandon Ingram proved Anthony wrong by showing out his rookie season. He developed in ways even optimists might not have predicted. Anthony and Pete discuss their expectations heading into the season, what they saw from Ingram and what they hope to see moving forward.&nbsp;<br><br>Also, how would Ingram fit alongside some of the guys the Lakers will probably target in the offseason?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 09, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/8/18 -- Julius Randle season in review
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Anthony is joined by Ben Rosales (@brosales12) of Silver Screen &amp; Roll to discuss Julius Randle's exceptional season. They put it into perspective using expectations as context, talk about the season that was and look ahead to what might be next. Ben gives plenty of reason for optimism that the Lakers might be able to retain the promising big.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 08, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/7/18 -- Mailbag! What should the Lakers offer in a trade for Kawhi Leonard?
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Hope y'all had a great Cinco de Mayo weekend. Anthony answers your questions (with a slight *cough* cold *cough*) starting with what the most likely offseason might look like, then whether the Lakers should trade for Kawhi if LeBron comes and finally a question about how the Lakers play defense.&nbsp;<br><br>Oh and I give advice on how to make the perfect margarita.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 07, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/4/18 -- Lonzo Ball's season in review
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Lonzo Ball came to the Lakers with a ton of hype. Did he live up to expectations? Were those expectations fair? Anthony and Pete discuss his rookie season and what we can hope for moving forward.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 04, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/2/18 -- Mailbag! Should the Lakers trade for Kawhi Leonard if they land LeBron James and Paul George
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Mailbag time! Could Josh Hart become something close to Jimmy Butler? Are Marc Gasol or Boogie Cousins options? If LeBron James and/or Paul George do come to the Lakers, should they go all-in and trade for Kawhi Leonard? And finally, I rant about the Dodgers. But don't worry, I tie it all back to the Lakers and aspects of this entire conversation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 02, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/30/18 -- Ronny Turiaf. Paul George. Bye, Harrison
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First, the guys discuss Paul George's exit interview and the likelihood he winds up a Laker. Then, Ronny Turiaf stops by in probably the best interview yet on the show. And finally, Harrison drops a final hot take and says goodbye to the show by making an announcement about what's next.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 30, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/27/18 -- Why Paul George is perfect for the Lakers
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Happy Friday! In this episode, Anthony is joined by Pete Zayas (@LakerFilmRoom) to talk Paul George. The guys also have a big announcement about the direction of this show. Then, because the Lakers aren't playing, the guys discuss just being NBA fans, including their least favorite and actual favorite non-Lakers, as irrational as they might be.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 27, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/25/18 -- Is DeMarcus Cousins a viable free agent option for the Lakers?
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DeMarcus Cousins headed into this season as one of the top free agents who could hit the market. Then, his achilles snapped and the Pelicans got better without him. What does it mean for his free agency and the chances the Lakers might show interest?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 25, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/22/18 -- Mailbag! Will Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram or Julius Randle have the most NBA All-Star appearances?
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Harrison takes your questions from the iTunes mailbag, including what each of the young Lakers should work on over the summer and what even qualifies him to talk about basketball despite having zero athletic ability.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 23, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/20/18 -- How high should Kawhi Leonard rank on L.A.'s list of offseason priorities?
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Harrison is joined by Pete Zayas of Laker Film Room to talk about the latest Kawhi Leonard rumors, the biggest things Pete learned about Lonzo Ball during his rookie season, which free agents the team should re-sign, and if this young core is good enough to get L.A. back to contention without adding another superstar.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 20, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/18/18 -- Ranking Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart
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Which young Laker will play the most promising part in the team's future? Harrison was joined by not-intern Jared Eprem to argue about the Lakers' young players and explain Fortnite.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 18, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/16/18 -- Which free agents should the Lakers keep?
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With Julius Randle, Brook Lopez, Isaiah Thomas and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope potentially outbound, in what order should the Lakers prioritize keeping them? Harrison was joined by Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation to break down Randle in depth on the second part of their crossover, and then debate who the team should keep.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 16, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/13/18 -- Will the Lakers re-sign Julius Randle or Brook Lopez? Will Lonzo Ball change his shot?
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We watched the Lakers exit interviews so you didn't have to. Brook Lopez and Julius Randle talked about re-signing, while Lonzo Ball said he wouldn't change his shot. Harrison and Anthony gave their thoughts on all that and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 13, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/12/18 -- Lakers finish regular season on a high note
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Anthony and Harrison celebrate the end of (hopefully) the last Lakers season that ends at the end of the regular season. They grade Lonzo, Ingram, Randle, Kuzma and everyone's seasons. This was fun.&nbsp;<br><br>To the offseason we go!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 12, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/11/18 -- Andre Ingram should be a Disney film
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Anthony and Harrison spend the first couple segments thinking about how special Andre Ingram's big night was. Such a cool experience.&nbsp;<br><br>Then, Anthony wonders if Mike D'Antoni may have risked a little too much in trying to throw the Lakers another middle finger.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/10/18 -- Is it fair to compare Sixers' and Lakers' rebuilds?
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The Lakers signed a friend of the show, so the guys start this episode talking about what Andre Ingram brings to the table. Then, Anthony tries his hand at a hot take.&nbsp;<br><br>Finally, seeing as the Sixers comfortably in the playoffs, the guys debate whether it's fair to compare the two rebuilds.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/9/18 -- Are there any reasons to watch the Lakers' last two games?
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With Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma seemingly set to miss the rest of the year, Harrison and guest/not-intern Jared came up with a few reasons to watch the rest of year, but it wasn't easy. Plus, why they liked Josh Hart's game against the Jazz.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 09, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/6/18 -- How might Brandon Ingram fit with superstar free agents?
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Luke Walton said Brandon Ingram was borderline all-star-caliber this season. Anthony and Harrison discuss just how close he is, where he might be heading, and how it all fits into the equation the Lakers are trying to put together.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 06, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/5/18 -- Lakers sweep Spurs for first time in 20 years
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Just as Anthony and Harrison thought, the Lakers beat the Spurs on the second night of a back to back without Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram. Wait, what?&nbsp;<br><br>They discuss the game, late-90s music and what this means moving forward.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 05, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/4/18 -- Could the Lakers' end-of-year struggles hurt them in free agency?
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Just how bad can things get without Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram? It sounds like the Lakers' two young stars might miss the rest of the season, so Harrison and Anthony debated how much that might hurt the team in free agency and if we'll get to watch good basketball at all down the home stretch.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 04, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/3/18 -- Mitch Kupchak gets a much deserved second chance.
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Mitch Kupchak seems to be on the verge of coming back to the NBA. Anthony and Harrison take a look back on his Lakers tenure and use it to explain why this is a good move for the Hornets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/30/18 -- Isaiah Thomas' season in review
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Isaiah Thomas' season is officially over, so Anthony and Harrison (freshly back from the day spa) discuss what they saw from him over the course of this season and whether they think the Lakers should bring him back this summer.&nbsp;<br><br>Harrison gives a shocking revelation.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 30, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/29/18 -- How likely is it Julius Randle winds up a Maverick?
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With Harrison (day spa) out again, Anthony welcomed Kirk Henderson (MavsMoneyBall) on to talk about an, um, interesting game between the Lakers and Mavs. Then, they get into the chances Randle winds up in Dallas this offseason, Lonzo Ball/Dennis Smith Jr. and tanking.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 29, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/28/18 -- When might Ingram and Hart come back?
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Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart returned to basketball activities yesterday, so the guys discuss what their returns mean in both tangible and intangible ways. Then, they made fun of some dude in Utah.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 28, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/27/18 -- Lonzo Ball shot well for a game!
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Lonzo played well! Harrison thought it was enough to stop the presses. Anthony disagrees. They also discussed Kuzma's rebounding, the front office and more Lonzo because Harrison.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/26/18 -- Will the Lakers sign a midseason free agent if Brandon Ingram can't get healthy?
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Will the Lakers bring in reinforcements? What does the team need to show over the final 10 games? Should the team keep the first round pick they got from the Cavaliers this summer? Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation joins Harrison and Anthony to discuss all the remaining storylines as the season nears its end.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 26, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/23/18 -- Are Lonzo Ball's shooting woes concerning?
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Anthony welcomed Harrison into his home. Yeah, crazy. We know. The guys discuss a disappointing loss to the Pelicans, Lonzo's shooting issues, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and plenty more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 23, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/22/18 -- MAILBAG! Isaiah Thomas' role, Anthony Davis trades, Luke Walton and Thomas Bryant's potential
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Isaiah Thomas opened up about his desire to remain a Laker beyond this season. Anthony is not on the same page. Then, the guys answer your iTunes questions. How does a sale affect Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins? How does Luke Walton rank among NBA coaches? And finally, what kind of role can fans hope for from Thomas Bryant next year?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 22, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/21/18 -- When will the Lakers start winning again? Plus, Adam Silver's thoughts on tanking, gambling.
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Yes, Adam Silver is really on Locked on Lakers! (Kind of). Anthony and Harrison reflected on the NBA commissioner's thoughts on tanking and gambling, as well as looking ahead on the schedule to see when the Lakers might snap this losing streak.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 21, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/20/18 -- Are free throws responsible for Lonzo Ball's offensive struggles?
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Lonzo Ball is back to struggling offensively. Anthony thinks he knows where those struggles start. Then, he and Harrison discuss Isaiah Thomas and Ivica Zubac. Anthony's sick of both those guys.&nbsp;<br><br>To finish on a positive note, the guys discuss Kyle Kuzma, who broke through the rookie wall pretty astonishingly.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/19/18 -- On Isaiah Thomas and Julius Randle dominating, and should the Lakers re-sign Travis Wear?
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With Anthony out (DNP-Old), Harrison was joined by Jared "Not Technically An Intern" Eprem to discuss how well Julius Randle and Isaiah Thomas have been playing together, if the Lakers should keep Travis Wear, Brandon Ingram's health and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 19, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/16/18 -- Should the Lakers keep Isaiah Thomas this summer?
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Thomas says he wants to be a starter, but does that mean he's certain to leave Los Angeles? Anthony and Harrison disagreed on whether or not the team should try to keep Thomas, and they debated how the team has played with him on the court versus how much he'll cost and other factors on the latest episode of Locked on Lakers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 16, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/15/18 -- Lakers lose to Warriors, but still impress
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The Lakers went into the champ's house shorthanded and competed. Really, that's all that matters. Anthony goes solo to discuss the game, Isaiah Thomas and Julius Randle's little tiff and Lonzo's shooting woes, which are back. He has a theory as to where he needs to start to find the solution.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 15, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/14/18 -- Let's all laugh at Jamal Murray
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This was one of the Lakers' most impressive wins of the season. The guys get into why, but first offer up some super serious analysis. John Wall might recognize the reaction.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 14, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/13/18 -- The Lakers have to bring Julius Randle back
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The Lakers are playing really good basketball and them doing so has fans wondering just what they're capable of as the season comes to a close. So the guys do their best to predict how many wins they wind up with.&nbsp;<br><br>Then, they (again) make the case for Randle staying this summer and outline how that can happen given the latest news on that front.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/12/18 -- LeBron James, future Laker.
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Harrison byke! The guys talk about a fun Cavs game, Julius Randle and #LABRON. Then, Ian Karmel joins to talk about, well, just about everything. Really fun show.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 12, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/9/18 -- Are the Lakers a serious destination for LeBron?
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With Harrison still dead, Anthony welcomed Matt Moore (The Action Network) to discuss, well, just about everything regarding the Lakers. How much progress has Lonzo Ball made? Is Luke Walton legit? Has the organization made enough progress to entice superstars either this or next summer? All that and more. RIP, Harrison.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 09, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/8/18 -- Explaining Lakers' late-game collapses
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Harrison (still dead) remains out, so Anthony recapped a weird game against the Orlando Magic and then welcome Tim Bontemps to talk about whether the Lakers have done enough this season to be able to convince superstars to come this summer, Lonzo Ball and Luke Walton.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 08, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/7/18 -- Discussing Isaiah Thomas with Pete Zayas
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The Lakers may have lost a tough game to the Portland Trail Blazers, but Anthony and Pete Zayas (Laker Film Room) both agree that fans should by no means hang their head.&nbsp;<br><br>Where they disagree is on Isaiah Thomas. Listen to find out who thinks what.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 07, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/6/18 -- Dame you, Lillard. Dame you.
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We open the show by laughing at Harrison. And then we continue laughing at Harrison. Then we talk about optimism while laughing at Harrison. And then we talk about Isaiah Thomas while laughing at Harrison. Then we finish by laughing at Harrison.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/5/18 -- The Lakers are becoming a free agent destination
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What a weekend for your Los Angeles Lakers. The guys discuss a great win over the Spurs, Kawhi Leonard's future Laker-dness, Kobe's Oscar and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 05, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/2/18 -- How close are the Lakers to being a playoff team?
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The Lakers have surpassed their win total from last season, and they've been even better in 2018. Harrison and Anthony discussed how close the team was to being a playoff team this season (closer than you'd think!) and how it means the team should build going forward on the latest Locked on Lakers. Plus, Anthony trashed a certain national podcast for where they ranked the Lakers young core.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 02, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/1/18 -- How will the Lakers cope with Josh Hart's injury?
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Josh Hart might not return this season due to a broken hand. He's played a huge part in the Lakers' surprising season, so replacing him will be tough. Do the Lakers have the pieces to make it work? Do they need to add someone? The guys discuss a pretty tough loss.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 01, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/28/18 -- Lonzo Ball was never going to get traded. Please stop.
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Lonzo's Ball return should have shut up all the "will Lonzo Ball get traded talk" for at least until the end of the season. Here's hoping it doesn't come back.&nbsp;<br><br>Then, they answer your questions. Where does this Lakers core rank against all in the league? Lonzo vs. Devin Booker. Might Luke Walton have cost the Lakers a couple wins?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 28, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/27/18 -- Brandon Ingram, future superstar?
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The Lakers beat the breaks off the Hawks and yet Luke Walton left with a bad taste in his mouth. The weird thing: Quite a few from the fanbase did, too. Is it time to rethink what we can expect from these Lakers, so long as they stay healthy?<br><br>Then, the guys discuss Brandon Ingram's tremendous growth. Boy, was Anthony wrong about that.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/26/18 -- Why the Lakers need to re-sign Julius Randle
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Lonzo Ball finally returned to action over the weekend, so the guys talk about what they saw from him, Isaiah Thomas and the bigger picture explanation of why that's so important.&nbsp;<br><br>Then, they make the case for why Julius Randle should remain a Laker past this summer.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 26, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/23/18 -- Lonzo Ball's back! Maybe.
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In the last show before the Lakers finally return to action, Anthony and Harrison discuss the latest update on Lonzo Ball's injury, what it might mean if he doesn't return Friday and Giannis Antetokounmpo's stance on Los Angeles.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 23, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/21/18 -- Which NBA free agents are most likely to join the Lakers in the next couple years?
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LeBron James, Paul George and more are rumored to join the Lakers, but which All-Stars are actually the most likely to join the team? Anthony and Harrison ranked the possibilities, including Klay Thompson and Kawhi Leonard, in the latest episode of Locked on Lakers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 22, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/21/18 -- Gauging Julius Randle's market and Kyle Kuzma's ceiling
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The Lakers had yet another off-day, so Anthony and Harrison dove into the mailbag to take your questions and laugh at his Valentine's Day.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 21, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/20/18 -- When might the Lakers finally get an All Star?
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Yet another All Star Weekend came and went without a Laker being involved beyond ceremoniously. So, the guys try to figure out when that might change. Then, Anthony explains the various ways the Lakers might've tampered over the weekend.&nbsp;<br><br>Finally, because he already definitely doesn't talk enough, Anthony also fixed All Star Weekend. Let's scrap it all and rebuild it from the ground up.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/16/18 -- Recapping the first half of the season with John Ireland of ESPN
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To start the show, Anthony discusses yet another disappointing defensive night. Instead of looking at the trade, he thinks this goes back to a problem that has plagued the Lakers for the last five years.&nbsp;<br><br>Then, he and Harrison welcome ESPN’s John Ireland to discuss both macro and micro topics from the first half of this Lakers season, including an AMAZING story about Channing Frye and Brandon Ingram.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 16, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/15/18 -- What can Laker fans hope for from Isaiah Thomas on the court?
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To start the show, Anthony gives his theory on what might be going on with the defense. Then, he welcomes Justin Rowan and Carter Rodriguez of "The Chasedown Podcast" to talk about their Isaiah Thomas experience as Cavs fans and what kind of on-court impact they think Laker fans should hope for from Thomas.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 15, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/14/18 -- When should fans start worrying about Lonzo Ball’s knee?
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Lonzo Ball has been out for what seems like forever with a knee injury, so Anthony and Harrison discussed whether the situation is starting to get worrying now that the team said he'll be out until after the All-Star break. Plus, Harrison's Hot Takes returns and much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/13/18 -- When might Lonzo say "that's enough" to LaVar?
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LaVar Ball did that thing again. Harrison and Anthony discuss that, Lonzo's impending return and how the Lakers should adjust defensively now that Isaiah Thomas is in the fold.&nbsp;<br><br>Oh and Harrison makes an odd request.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/12/18 -- Could the Lakers make the playoffs?
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In our monthly crossover with The Lakers Nation Podcast, Anthony and Harrison are joined by Trevor Lane. In part two of the conversation, the guys talk about a potential byproduct of the trade with the Cavaliers.&nbsp;<br><br>Then, given the number of people we've seen ask the question, we discuss the Lakers' chances at making the playoffs. Let's just say we're dubious.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 12, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/9/18 -- Is this the best off the Lakers have been in five years?
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After a tremendous trade deadline, the Lakers messed around and beat the rocks off the Oklahoma City Thunder as cheers rang down on Paul George. The guys discuss what it all means.&nbsp;<br><br>Also, Anthony shares exactly why it would be so cool if Magic Johnson does pull all this off.&nbsp;<br><br>Basically, the guys wanted to have as much fun as they could. So they did.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 09, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/8/18 -- Trade deadline reaction special
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It'll be a nice quiet trade deadline, they said. The Lakers weren't going to do much, they said. They'll probably stand pat, they said.&nbsp;<br><br>Narrator: They did not.&nbsp;<br><br>The guys react to a great job by Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 08, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/8/18 -- Lakers trade deadline preview
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It's trade deadline day! The guys take you through what to expect from the festivities, then Anthony is joined by Nihilistic Rob Pelinka. Harrison gets upset because Anthony shut him out of yet another interview. Oh, and Paul George said some stuff.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 08, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/7/18 -- What's the best way for the Lakers to handle the trade deadline?
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The Lakers have won three straight, the trade deadline is approaching and they just might have stumbled upon the most prudent course moving forward.&nbsp;<br><br>The one bummer: That might not feature the superstars fans were promised. Are you okay with that?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 07, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/6/18 -- Where does this draft rank all-time in Lakers history?
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The Lakers had an off day so the guys did their wandering. The Lakers had quite the draft night (Lonzo, Kuz, Hart, Bryant) so we wanted to figure out where that ranks in Lakers history. It's pretty early, but the returns are really, really promising. Then, one of our most popular games ever makes a return!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/5/18 -- Is the Lakers young core good enough to sway Paul George in free agency?
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Do the Lakers have the best young core in the NBA? After they beat Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Harrison was joined by Jared Eprem of the Daily Titan to discuss whether or not we should take anything away from George's latest comments on free agency and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 05, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/2/18 -- Mailbag! Lonzo's injury, Kuzma 6th man & more
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Lonzo's injury is nearing a year and it's starting to beg the question: what's actually going on? The guys discuss that, the open the iTunes mailbag to take your questions.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 02, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/1/18 -- The Lakers played? That plus more trade rumors.
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The Lakers played a game and Anthony either forgot or wished it never happened. Anywho, the guys talk about it, the continued downpour of NBA trade rumors and its potential impact on the Lakers.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/31/18 -- Second half Lakers expectations
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Anthony and Harrison make a concerted effort to focus back on basketball. In order to do so, they talk about what fans can hope for over the last few months of the season.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 31, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/30/18 -- Magic Johnson's work ethic, relationship with Rob Pelinka have been questioned
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There's some grumbling from somewhere that Magic Johnson's work ethic isn't exactly exemplary and he might be frustrated with Rob Pelinka. Is it legit? If so, what does it all mean? The guys discuss.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/30/18 -- Should the Lakers have traded for Avery Bradley?
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The trade deadline is fast approaching and Maginka is hell-bent on trading Jordan Clarkson. Anthony and Harrison discuss the latest potential return on such a deal: Avery Bradley, who is not good.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 29, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/29/18 -- How Injuries Have Affected The Lakers Free Agent Pursuits Of DeMarcus Cousins and Paul George
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The Lakers barely made it through a listless loss to the Toronto Raptors Sunday, and after briefly discussing that, Harrison and Anthony talked about Andre Roberson and DeMarcus Cousins getting injured over the weekend, which has all kinds of wide-ranging implications for the Lakers and the rest of the league.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 29, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/26/18 -- Which Laker misses Lonzo Ball the most?
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With Harrison back at the day spa, Anthony welcomes Pete Zayas (Laker Film Room, Forum Blue &amp; Gold) to talk about how Brandon Ingram misses Lonzo Ball, who they prefer between Paul George or Boogie Cousins, and what their personal XBA would look like.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 26, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/25/18 -- Should the Lakers trade Jordan Clarkson to the Cavaliers?
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Trade season is upon us and, as Jordan Clarkson's play has improved, his name has started popping up with contenders looking to add to their rosters. One such possibility is to the Cavs, and Anthony put together one of his hypothetical trade scenarios.&nbsp;<br><br>The guys also talk about Jeanie Buss supporting Luke Walton and KCP-Knicks rumors.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 25, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/24/18 -- The Lakers beat the Celtics; that is all
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The Lakers beat the Celtics and, honestly, everything else is gravy.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 24, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/23/18 -- Things are starting to look up for the Lakers
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The Lakers have quietly won six of their last eight games, so Anthony and Harrison both think there's plenty of reason to be optimistic about this team. They take you through all those reasons and then talk about Lonzo Ball's injury, given the latest update there.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/22/18 -- Will Jordan Clarkson get dealt before the 2018 NBA trade deadline?
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Jordan Clarkson has been on fire for the Lakers in recent games, so Harrison Faigen was joined by Jared Eprem to discuss whether or not his play might convince a team to deal for him before the 2018 NBA trade deadline. Plus, the two discuss why Alex Caruso should take Tyler Ennis' roster spot and the team's free agency plans.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 22, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/19/18 -- Should the Lakers pursue DeMarcus Cousins and more from the iTunes mailbag
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In a rare duel-mailbag pod, Anthony and Harrison answer the questions you had for them in the iTunes reviews. Topics covered include DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George, Luke Walton's rotations, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Oh, and there was breaking news at the very end.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 19, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/18/18 -- Please, Lakers. No more Tyler Ennis.
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The Lakers lost yet another game without Lonzo Ball, leading Anthony and Harrison to ask: How the heck did Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka think Tyler Ennis would suffice as an NBA backup point guard?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 18, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/17/18 -- Which Lakers player would be most likely to use the secret tunnels at Staples Center for a fight and more bizarre questions
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With Anthony out AGAIN, Grant Goldberg of Forum Blue and Gold and Locked on Seahawks joined Harrison to answer all of your weirdest questions about the Lakers, and explain why Luol Deng might be Batman.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 17, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/16/18 -- The Gary Payton II Era has begun, but will LaVar Ball derail the Lakers in free agency this summer?
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The Lakers looked listless in their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, but recent two-way contract signee Gary Payton II, aka "The Mitten," looked solid in his first playing time. However, with another report painting the league as having an unfavorable view of LaVar Ball, Honi Ahmadian of Lakers Outsiders joined Harrison to discuss all of it and more. Anthony (DNP-Old) did not appear.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/15/18 -- Why fans should be optimistic about Luke Walton, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram with Pete Zayas of Laker Film Room
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The Lakers are streaking! With the team on a season-high four-game winning streak, Harrison was joined by his internet stepdad, Pete Zayas of Laker Film Room and Forum Blue and Gold, to discuss why he still thinks Luke Walton is the right coach for the Lakers, what has impressed him most about Brandon Ingram, why he thinks the team can win almost half their games over the rest of the year, Lonzo Ball's progress, Tyler Ennis and more on the latest Locked on Lakers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 15, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/12/18 -- Lakers beat Spurs; Carlisle/LaVar Ball, Julius Randle/Nerlens Noel discussion
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Harrison was once again out so Anthony welcomed Doyle Rader to discuss LaVar Ball vs. Rick Carlisle, sports journalism, Julius Randle/Nerlens Noel and plenty more.&nbsp;<br><br>This came after Anthony celebrated a fun Lakers win over San Antonio. There's something to be learned there.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 12, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/11/18 -- How much has the culture of the Lakers actually changed?
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It's been almost a year since Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka took over and promised to change the culture of the Lakers. In what ways have they done so, and what is left to fix? Harrison and Anthony had a wide-ranging discussion on all of that and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 11, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/10/18 -- Caron Butler, James Worthy, Mike Bresnahan join to talk LaVar Ball, trade rumors and more
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The Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings, so Anthony and Harrison talk about that for a bit. Then, Anthony (and some other Lakers bloggers) chat with Mike Bresnahan, Caron Butler and James Worthy.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 10, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/9/18 -- Has this season hurt the Lakers' chances of signing Paul George?
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With Harrison at Disneyland, Anthony welcomes Fred Katz onto the show to talk about the Lakers' chances at Paul George and how they might've changed because of this season.&nbsp;<br><br>They also talk about the LaVar Ball/Luke Walton situation. Anthony has a theory on one coach who might not mind LaVar being given a platform.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/8/18 -- Is Luke Walton's job safe?
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With Anthony taking a trip to Universal Studios, Harrison is joined by Lakers Nation Senior Writer Trevor Lane to talk about Luke Walton's job security in the face of LaVar Ball's claims he has lost the locker room. The two got into what they want to see from the team and Walton growth-wise, what's wrong with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and what the Lakers' rotation will look like without Andrew Bogut and how all of that affects the team's perception in free agency.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 08, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/5/18 -- Lonzo Ball is okay, and that's okay! Also defense stuff
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Lonzo Ball was back at practice and so came the breathless reports of his ability to walk on water. The guys talk about that, the flipside of the coverage and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Then, Anthony details his theory on why the Lakers have been dealing with the same defensive and energy issues going on half a decade.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 05, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/4/18 -- The Lakers keep getting blown out, this time in front of Paul George
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Well, the good news is: It probably can't get any worse! Anthony and Harrison talk about the recent string of blowout losses, what they mean now and moving forward and whether it affects their pursuit of free agents.&nbsp;<br><br>Speaking of superstars, Paul George said nice things about the Lakers after his Thunder smoked them on national TV. "He" stops by to talk about that.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 04, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/3/18 -- Paul George, future Laker confirmed; Lonzo Ball and Brook Lopez return
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Paul George was asked about things went down in Indiana and he gave some honest thoughts about it. Harrison is somehow more optimistic about what this means, which should shock everyone. 2018 is off to a weird start. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 03, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/1/19 -- New Year's Resolutions For The Lakers
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New Year, New Lakers? Harrison and Anthony decided to come up with a few things for the team to work on in 2018 as well as talking about a few trades the team could or could have made.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 01, 2018
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/29/17 -- Matt Moore joins to talk about his new project, Lonzo Ball and Julius Randle
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The Lakers have gone to shambles since Lonzo Ball got hurt, so what does that mean about how we perceive his game? Anthony welcomes Matt Moore (Hardwood Paroxysm, Action Network) to talk about that, Julius Randle and his latest project.&nbsp;<br><br>Oh, and conditioning.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 29, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/28/17 -- Mailbag: Would Paul George make the Lakers a playoff team?
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With Harrison attending the Lakers game Wednesday night, Anthony took it upon himself to clear out the iTunes review mailbag. Yes, if you’ve left a question there along with a five-star review, it’s been answered now.&nbsp;<br>Topics covered: Is Paul George by himself enough to make this a playoff team? Why doesn’t Luke get tougher questions? Should Randle be playing more? Oh, and a few gift ideas for Harrison and Anthony.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 28, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/27/17 -- Julius Randle's treatment by Lakers sets ugly precedent
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As the guys have discussed before, Julius Randle's future with the Lakers is tenuous at best. Anthony thinks it is at least partially to blame for his erratic playing time. Harrison might be coming around to it.&nbsp;<br><br>The guys do a deep dive into the various angles to this story, including how it's been covered.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 27, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/22/17 -- Is Julius Randle on the trade block, and are the Lakers serious player contenders?
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Julius Rande's minutes have been lower than most have liked all season, finally fully coming to a head in Wednesday's game, when he played eight minutes. Anthony thinks something might be up. Harrison disagrees, kind of.&nbsp;<br><br>Then, to lighten things up before the holiday weekend, the guys talk about the Lakers' chances at remaining in the playoff hunt. The guys actually agreed on this one.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 22, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/21/17 -- Lakers earn their biggest win of the season as Kyle Kuzma explodes for career-high 38 points
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The Lakers somehow messed around and beat the hottest team in the NBA on the road behind Kyle Kuzma’s insane night. Anthony was joined by Grant Goldberg (Locked on Seahawks, Forum Blue &amp; Gold, Lakers Outsiders) to talk about the win, the Lakers’ core and Luke Walton’s weird Julius Randle thing.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 21, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/20/17 -- Who should replace Brook Lopez in the starting lineup and trade machine fun
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Brook Lopez will be out three weeks, so the guys figure out who should start in his place and who probably will start in his place. Then, at Harrison's request, Anthony spent way too much time on the trade machine finding ways to get the Lakers shooting, cap relief, Paul George and/or DeMarcus Cousins.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 20, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/19/17 -- Lakers lost to Warriors in OT (again) while celebrating Kobe
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The Lakers once again forced overtime against the defending NBA champion Warriors, but once again lost in that extra time. The guys talk about the game, a fun ceremony, rotations from last night and what they might look like if Brook Lopez misses time.&nbsp;<br><br>Oh, and they talk about the Lakers' hiring practices, now that a trend has made itself pretty crystal clear.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/18/17 -- What is Kobe Bryant's legacy with the Lakers?
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The Lakers are getting ready to retire Kobe's number(s), so Anthony and Harrison look back on what his legacy will be. Then, they discuss who will be next to get their number retired. Anthony disagrees with Harrison.&nbsp;<br><br>Finally, the guys answer an iTunes question about Paul George. It was a doozie.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 18, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/15/17 -- Lakers lost to Cavs; plus the latest in his free agency rumors
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The Lakers lost as most thought they would, despite keeping it closer than we might've predicted. Turns out having LeBron helps teams win basketball games.&nbsp;<br><br>Speaking of that guy, ESPN reported the latest in his free agency saga, so Anthony welcomed Chris Manning of Locked on Cavs to talk both sides of this equation.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 15, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/14/17 -- Does it matter that LeBron James loves Lonzo Ball's game?
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Anthony decided to head to Disneyland (no, seriously, that's why he missed this show), so Harrison was joined by Lakers Nation contributor Bryant Freese to talk about LeBron James' latest comments on Lonzo Ball, and what they do and don't mean. Later, they used Bryant's experience in both PR and journalism to discuss the Lakers' strategy with LaVar Ball.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 14, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/13/17 -- Lakers lose to Knicks in OT as Lonzo impresses, Randle and Ingram struggle
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Anthony spent the last 15 minutes of the last show trying to convince Harrison that Ingram and Randle are more valuable long-term than Lonzo, so of course Ingram and Randle played the worst games of both their seasons on national tv.&nbsp;<br><br>Right before they went live, it was reported that LaVar Ball was pulled aside by the Lakers and told to calm down with the criticism. Were they right to do so?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 13, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/12/17 -- Should Magic Johnson continue his pursuit of LeBron James and another superstar?
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Magic Johnson once again spoke about his desire to acquire multiple max-level stars into the cap space they have this summer. This is a great idea until you realize they don't have said cap space.&nbsp;<br><br>Should he keep talking about it this way? How likely is it they open up the required space?&nbsp;<br><br>Oh, and the guys debate who they'd the most okay with trading between Lonzo, Randle and Ingram.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/11/17 -- MAILBAG: What does Randle, Ingram and Kuzma's play mean for the Lakers' future?
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Julius Randle has reached a point where he probably shouldn't be included in just about any trade. Ingram has done the same. Kuzma is still doing things nightly that makes GMs around the league kick themselves.&nbsp;<br><br>Still, if the Lakers want to go through with their attempt at luring major free agents, they'll probably need to ask themselves some tough questions about who can be used to free up cap space or acquire immediate help for whichever star comes.&nbsp;<br><br>Anthony gets into that and plenty more in a Mailbag Monday edition of the show.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 11, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/8/17 -- Are we watching Brandon Ingram become a superstar?
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The Lakers beat the Sixers in a thoroughly enjoyable game topped off with a Brandon Ingram game winner. Is this for real? We think so.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 08, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/7/17 -- How should the Lakers be using Lonzo Ball?
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Lonzo Ball has obviously fallen short of the lofty expectations placed upon him by both his father and Magic Johnson. That shouldn't be the end of the analysis.&nbsp;<br><br>Anthony and Harrison dive into what's gone wrong thus far, and how best to turn things around.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 07, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/6/17 -- How bad is the Lakers' turnover issue and how can they fix it?
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The Lakers have made this season a helluva lot tougher on themselves than they've had to and most of the issues can be traced back to a single bad habit: The turnover.&nbsp;<br><br>The guys offer some stats on how deeply-routed the problem is, offer context on what it means and finally talk about ways the Lakers can fix these things.&nbsp;<br><br>Oh and also they pay up on their Draft.com bet.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 06, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/5/17 -- Lakers take their first step in silencing LaVar Ball
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LaVar Ball has made quite a bit of noise since Lonzo has been drafted, to the surprise of literally no one. The Lakers finally responded, by reminding the media of a policy they've reportedly held regarding players' families. Was it the right move?&nbsp;<br><br>Also, the guys introduce their newest segment: Witness Protection Guest Time<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/4/17 -- Finding trades for Brook Lopez, Jordan Clarkson and Ivica Zubac
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After a fun first half with Lakers Nations Trevor Lane on the Lakers Nation Podcast, Anthony and he went over a few trades Trevor concocted while Harrison enjoyed yet another spa day.&nbsp;<br><br>They also talked about egg nog and Christmas decorations.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 04, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/1/17 -- Should the Lakers trade for Paul George?
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The Oklahoma City Thunder are struggling to start this season and, if that continues, the Lakers could stand to take advantage. Anthony explains how.&nbsp;<br><br>Also, Ivica Zubac has been almost non-existent for this team. So, what gives?&nbsp;<br><br>Lastly, has Julius Randle played well enough that he is must-keep moving forward?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 01, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/30/17 -- Brandon Ingram's career night isn't enough against Warriors
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The Lakers played the Warriors about as tough as a team can without pulling off a win behind Brandon Ingram's career night, a solid Lonzo Ball outing and Julius Randle doing Julius Randle things. Anthony is joined by the Lakers Outsiders gang in a special live edition of the podcast.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 30, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/29/17 -- Luke Walton on late game strategy; does his explanation make sense?
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We said after the game that coaches rarely offer much in terms of perspective right after games and right on cue, Luke Walton was asked about his process in deciding who plays down the stretch of games. His answer was enlightening and offered some insight into how he thinks. <br><br>Audio via <a href="https://twitter.com/Lakers">@Lakers</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 29, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/28/17 -- Was Luke Walton right to re-insert Larry Nance into the starting lineup?
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Larry Nance, Jr., returned to the court last night and, to many fans' displeasure, did so at the cost of Kyle Kuzma's minutes. The Lakers lost in frustrating fashion, so of course Anthony handled it with nothing but cool, calm and collectiveness.&nbsp;<br><br>He and Harrison talk about that, Luke Walton and the discussion surrounding him, David Fizdale and Lonzo Ball's continued struggles.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/27/17 -- Mailbag Monday: How can the Lakers acquire more shooting?
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We asked for questions and, boy, did you come through. Topics covered include: Whether the lack of pressure has helped other Lakers rookies have better starts than Lonzo, Marco Belinelli's trade status, how Locked on Lakers came to be and much, much more.&nbsp;<br><br>Keep sending those questions!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 27, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/22/17 -- Brandon Ingram should be talked about a lot more
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The Lakers came back in a big way against the lowly Chicago Bulls, driven mostly by Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram. Lonzo Ball has generated all the headlines, but really, not enough people are talking about how well Ingram has played all season.&nbsp;<br><br>We changed that. Kudos to him for bouncing back from an up-and-down rookie season.<br><br>That, Randle's game and a Harrison's Hot Take make up for a fun show.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 22, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/21/17 -- Lonzo's triple double showcases internet's stupidity
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Lonzo played really well in a win for the Lakers, so of course the internet responded with... God knows what. Good lord.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 21, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/20/17 -- Lakers smoke Nuggets; Lonzo impresses. Where'd everyone go?
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The Lakers whooped on the Denver Nuggets, which is always fun, and did so with Harrison in the building. So, once again, the show is left to Anthony as Harrison enjoys yet another spa/personal day. Adam Mares of Locked on Nuggets joined him to talk about the conversation surrounding the NBA and how ridiculous it has become.&nbsp;<br><br>It was a far-reaching conversation you won't want to miss.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 20, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/17/17 -- Should the NBA consider a "redshirt" program for rookies?
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Anthony had one of his crazy ideas, so as per usual, Harrison took it upon himself to crap on it as best he could. Basically, given how ridiculously rookies are covered and the pressure heaped upon them as soon as they're drafted, should the NBA consider a redshirt program to ensure they're ready -- physically and mentally -- to compete on a nightly basis?&nbsp;<br><br>We also answered a really fun what-if question from the iTunes reviews. Keep those up!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 17, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/16/17 -- Lakers lose tough game to 76ers, but give plenty of reason for optimism
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Joel Embiid went off. Cool. Ben Simmons went off. Cool. Lonzo Ball played the worst game of his career. Cool. The Lakers couldn't throw a pea in the ocean. Cooooool.&nbsp;<br><br>And yet despite all that, they stuck with Philly right 'til the end of the game. Let's discuss this, plus why there's plenty of reason for optimism moving forward.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 16, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/15/17 -- Mailbag: How to improve current Lakers Roster, Free Agent Targets And More
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We use the open day to empty the iTunes mailbag. Reminder: If you want a topic discussed on the show, the best way to make sure we see the question is to leave it in a five-star review on iTunes.&nbsp;<br><br>We talk about how best to improve this current roster, what happens if the Lakers don't get a superstar in the offseason and plenty more.&nbsp;<br><br>Oh, and we unveil our newest segment.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 15, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/14/17 -- Has Jordan Clarkson proven himself worthy of being kept long-term?
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The Lakers won ugly in Phoenix last night, something they haven't done in quite some time. That's a good thing. Clarkson was a huge part of that win, continuing his stellar play this season. What does that mean for his future in L.A.?&nbsp;<br><br>We also take a question from the reviews: Why haven't we seen Randle with Lopez, especially after seeing him with Bogut?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 14, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/13/17 -- Why Lonzo Ball can be a top-five NBA player
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With Anthony taking a break to hit the spa, Harrison was joined by Pete Zayas of Laker Film Room and Forum Blue and Gold to discuss whether the Lakers defense is sustainable, how high Lonzo Ball's defense has shown his ceiling can be, why Kyle Kuzma is for real and what it's like covering the team.<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 13, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/10/17 -- Lonzo Ball's struggles are hugely overblown; here's why
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Lonzo Ball's shooting woes are extremely well-documented at this point. But (and this might shock you), the conversation has thoroughly lacked nuance. Anthony and Harrison discuss.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 10, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/9/17 -- Lakers lose to Celtics behind Luke Walton's -- er -- mistake
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This is getting ridiculous, and somehow Luke Walton doubled down on not giving Julius Randle minutes by thinking Andrew Bogut should play in the NBA in 2017.&nbsp;<br><br>Spoiler alert: He should not.&nbsp;<br><br>On the positive side, despite not playing particularly well, the Lakers stayed in the game with the Celtics 'til the very end. This team competes.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 09, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/8/17 -- Lakers 10-game season in review; what's up with Zu?
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We finally found the un-findable: The scenario that finally gets LaVar Ball to not speak. Yeah. Really.&nbsp;<br><br>Then, the guys talk about a part of the Lakers' youth who might not be getting enough attention: Ivica Zubac.&nbsp;<br><br>Finally, they look back on the 10 games thus far and, really, there's very little to complain about.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 08, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/7/17 -- Can the Lakers realistically trade Luol Deng?
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The Lakers are reportedly in discussions with Luol Deng's representation about how best to move forward now that he has fallen completely out of the rotation. Basically, there's no easy way to handle this.&nbsp;<br><br>LaVar Ball tried with all his might to make sure the focus would be solely on him despite the Deng update, and in the process might've finally crossed a line.&nbsp;<br><br>Lastly, Nick Young provided one of the better 50 Shades of Shade you'll find.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/6/17 -- Playoffs?!
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Playoffs?! Playoffs?!&nbsp;<br><br>PLAYOFFS!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 06, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/3/17 -- Why the Lakers' loss to Portland was still one of their best games of the year
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Harrison recaps why he thought the Lakers might have played their best overall game of the year in their loss to Portland, and why he was so impressed with the team despite the result. Later, he was joined by Bryant Freese to discuss the South Bay Lakers and how they can be an incubator of young talent (like Thomas Bryant) for the parent team. &nbsp;<br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 03, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/2/17 -- If not LeBron, then what? Plus, ESPN's Jorge Sedano on Magic Johnson
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A listener asked a good question the other night and Anthony missed it: If the Lakers strike out on big names, what does the next tier of free agents look like? It's not pretty, folks.&nbsp;<br><br>Then, Anthony welcomes Jorge Sedano of ESPN to talk about his time thus far in L.A., D'Angelo Russell, LeBron James/Paul George and plenty more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 02, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 11/1/17 -- Brandon Ingram continues to impress; Lakers win!
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In a live edition of the show, Anthony Irwin reacts to a great Laker win and an insane Dodgers World Series win. He takes questions about the Lonzo effect, Kuzma's hall-of-fame chances and Brandon Ingram, who continues to fly under the radar as the Lakers' best player.&nbsp;<br><br>Also, how does this team compare to the one that started last season 10-10? Anthony's answer might surprise you.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 01, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/31/17 -- Is Lonzo Ball ready for all the pressure the Lakers are putting on him?
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With Harrison once again out, Anthony welcomed Matt Moore of CBS Sports and Hardwood Paroxysm to talk all things Lakers. They start with how the Lakers are strategically putting Lonzo at the forefront of everything, then get to the effect that might have on Brandon Ingram (who's been really good!) and finish with Julius Randle.&nbsp;<br><br>They also talk about which NBA parent beef would be the greatest, because of course they did.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/30/17 -- Is Lonzo's finishing around the rim a concern?
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This was recorded before Sunday's heartbreaking Dodgers loss. Nothing matters.&nbsp;<br><br>In Lakers news, they lost Saturday night to the Utah Jazz, so who better to talk to about that game than the man with a front-row seat? David Locke (our boss) joins the show to talk about Lonzo, Ingram, Kuzma and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 30, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/27/17 -- Is LeBron-to-L.A. a pipe dream?
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To start the show, Anthony takes questions from Twitter. Topics include: Brandon Ingram, whether D'Angelo Russell is a sandwich and whether Lonzo Ball could challenge assist records.&nbsp;<br><br>Then, he welcomed Sean Woodley of Locked on Raptors for a large-scale view of both franchises. Is Magic Johnson too deeply invested in what amounts to a long-shot gamble on LeBron?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 27, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/26/17 -- Let's all laugh at John Wall
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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.<br><br>*inhale*<br><br>Haaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahaha<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 26, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/24/17 -- Why does the NBA hate Lonzo Ball so much?
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John Wall and Marcin Gortat were the latest players to take shots at Lonzo Ball in the media, and Harrison and Anthony tried to look beyond LaVar Ball and figure out why the rest of the NBA gets so mad about the Lakers rookie. Later, the two talked about Brandon Ingram looking pretty good after a rough start.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 25, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/24/17 -- Should the Lakers trade for Eric Bledsoe?
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Eric Bledsoe is essentially waiting to be traded at this point, and, while he would immediately become the best point guard on the roster, trading for him is a lot more complicated than asset management. The guys explain.&nbsp;<br><br>In other news, Metta World Peace is back with the Lakers organization.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 24, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/23/17 -- Can Jordan Clarkson's strong start to the season raise his trade value for the Lakers?
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Anthony took a well-deserved break to celebrate his birthday/being old, so Harrison was joined by Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation to talk about whether or not Jordan Clarkson's incredible scoring start to the season will make it easier for the Lakers to trade him.<br>The two also discussed why they're not worried about Lonzo Ball, whether they think Julius Randle's bounce-back game was sustainable, Kyle Kuzma continuing to be amazing and how Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is going to help Ball and the Lakers most.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 23, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/20/17 -- Why fans shouldn't freak out about Lakers' disappointing debut
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The Los Angeles Lakers opened their season in embarrassing fashion against a Los Angeles Clippers team that was ready to jump on an easy meal. Lonzo Ball made his debut in fairly mediocre fashion, Brandon Ingram did Brandon Ingram things and things continued to fall apart from there.&nbsp;<br><br>Still, both Anthony and Harrison think it's way too early to freak out.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 20, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/19/17 -- What would it take to call this Lakers season successful?
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What would it take for the guards to be seen as successful? Wings? Bigs? The guys debate about expectations for this team in as positive light as they could muster. This was a fun way to look ahead to the season to come.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 19, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/18/17 -- Is Luke Walton mishandling the power forward rotation?
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The Lakers have a few options when it comes to who they could slot as their starting power forward. Of those options, Luke Walton has seemed to prefer arguably the worst all-around player in Larry Nance, Jr. The guys offer context for why he might go in this direction, but disagree with his thinking.&nbsp;<br><br>Practices have produced quite a bit of optimism, but Anthony has his theory as to where that might be coming from. Harrison actually agreed with his hypothesis. It's a miracle.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 18, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/17/17 -- Why didn't the Lakers extend Julius Randle?
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Harrison is joined by Daman Rangoola of the False Hypothesis Podcast to discuss why the Lakers might have chose to pass on extending Julius Randle. The two also talked about what they expect from Lonzo Ball and their worst-case scenarios for the season.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 17, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/16/17 -- Should we worry about the Lakers' preseason play?
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The Los Angeles Lakers' had a mostly bad preseason, so Harrison brought on Gary Kester of Lakers Outsiders to discuss whether it had changed their expectations for the season. Plus, the two talked about which Lakers players they expect to outperform expectations and which one will disappoint.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 15, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/13/17 -- What will Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball’s numbers look like in their prime?
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In a solo mailbag show, Anthony takes YOUR questions on Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma, discussing everything from their numbers in their prime, to how Brandon Ingram fits into the Lakers' future. Also discussed: the back-up point guard battle and several food takes.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 13, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/12/17 -- What should the Lakers' final roster and rotation look like?
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The Lakers only have one preseason game left before having to finalize their regular season roster, so Harrison and Anthony dug deep into who should be cut and who should actually play when the season gets underway. Featuring debate about Kuzma's role, the Lakers' power forward dilemma and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 12, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/11/17 -- Kyle Kuzma should be the Lakers' starting power forward
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Even in arguably his worst game of the preseason so far, Kyle Kuzma showed why he's so valuable to the Lakers, so Harrison tried to convince Anthony why he should without a doubt be their starter on opening night. Then, Anthony talked about why he doesn't hate Brandon Ingram, and Harrison made the case for Alex Caruso as the Lakers' back-up point guard.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 11, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/10/17 -- Should Kyle Kuzma start over Brandon Ingram?
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Kyle Kuzma has continued to be the best part of the Lakers' preseason, so Harrison and Anthony discussed when they think he'll crack the starting lineup and whose place he should take. Plus, Anthony has a theory on why Magic Johnson has been so quick to cater to Lonzo Ball.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 10, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/9/17 -- What is Brandon Ingram good at?
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With Harrison out, Anthony brought Adam Mares of Locked on Nuggets to talk him off the ledge with Brandon Ingram. You can be the judge as to whether or not Adam succeeded. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 09, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/6/17 -- What is Julius Randle’s trade market?
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In today's episode, Anthony Irwin takes your questions. Topics include: Kuzma trade demands? Randle's trade value? Will Ingram play point guard at all this year? All that and more!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 06, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/5/17 -- Do the Lakers draw too much of their identity from Lonzo Ball?
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The Lakers looked totally lost without Lonzo Ball in their third-straight loss, so Harrison and Anthony discussed how unprecedented it is for a team's identity to so totally revolve around a rookie. Later, the two broke down what they're looking for heading into the season as well as Kyle Kuzma's continual ascendance and what it could mean for Julius Randle and Larry Nance, Jr.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 05, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/4/17 -- Talking Chris Bosh going to Lakers practice and the All-Star game changes
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Chris Bosh showed up at the Lakers' latest practice, and Anthony and Harrison discussed how stuff like that could help the team going forward as well as the changes to the All-Star game format on the latest episode of Locked on Lakers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 04, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/3/17 -- How good can Kyle Kuzma be?
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The Los Angeles Lakers lost their second preseason game in a row, but Kyle Kuzma continued to play amazing, leading Anthony and Harrison to wonder how good he can be and how much he'll play this year. The two also discussed Brandon Ingram and Tyler Ennis, while Harrison's Hot Takes made its return.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 03, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 10/2/17 -- Are the Lakers putting too much pressure on Brandon Ingram?
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The Lakers are BACK, but Anthony was not, so Harrison was joined by Pete Zayas of Laker Film Room and Forum Blue and Gold to discuss the Lakers' first preseason game and general expectations for the team. The two discussed whether the organization is putting too much pressure on Ingram, why Kyle Kuzma has to get minutes and Ivica Zubac's bounce back performance on the latest episode of Locked on Lakers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 01, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/29/17 -- Is there reason to be concerned about Julius Randle's role?
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It sounds like Julius Randle might not be bringing the ball up the floor as much this season, so Harrison and Anthony got together to break down what that might mean for his game. Plus, talk of Lonzo's scrimmage success and Adam Silver's comments on how the league would handle national anthem protests on the latest episode of Locked on Lakers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 29, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/28/17 -- Determining what narratives are true and false through two days of training camp
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Harrison and Anthony decided to try and figure out what early training camp narratives are real and which ones are Faig News in their latest episode.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 28, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/27/17 -- Can the Lakers actually improve their defense this season?
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The Lakers spent their first practices of training camp focused almost solely on defense, but how much will it actually matter? Harrison and Anthony channeled their inner-Lakers and had an all-defense episode of Locked on Lakers in which they debated how the team's defensive focus could still help, even if the defense doesn't get better this season.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 27, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/26/17 -- Media Day Crossover Extravaganza with Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation
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The Lakers are back! (Kind of). Hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin were joined by Trevor Lane of the Lakers Nation Podcast to finish their two-part crossover show, and the three discussed their thoughts on Lonzo Ball and the effect he's already having on the team, if their opinion on Brook Lopez has changed and brought back everyone's favorite game: 50 Shades of Shade.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 26, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/23/17 -- How does the Carmelo Anthony trade affect the Lakers' pursuit of Paul George and Russell Westbrook?
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The NBA offseason never ends, and with the latest blockbuster trade sending Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Harrison and Anthony got together to break down whether they felt it helped or hurt the Lakers' chances of pursuing Paul George and Russell Westbrook. The answer is complicated, but it actually may help the Lakers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 24, 2017
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/22/17 -- Will Andrew Bogut or Ivica Zubac win the Lakers' back-up center role?
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