So Isaiah Thomas made his much awaited debut as a Laker this past weekend and for a literal hot second - after the dude had scored 12 pts in his first 10min or so - we thought we had found our Playoff Savior. And then the reality of his defensive liabilities set in
3 more days. Join us as we discuss our final thoughts on the Lakers' Motives & Options + all the latest NBA Trade rumors and news right before the NBA Trade Deadline. Strap up.
BUCK FOSTON. LAKERS BEAT THE CELTICS. KYLE KUZMA GOES KABOOM. Relive the best Lakers Win of the last few years. Here. Now. IT'S LIT.
Trade me? Trade. ME?! Trade THIS! - Jordan Clarkson, probably. With Lonzo Ball still out, Jordan Clarkson has stepped up to the plate for the Lakers, helped them bag a couple wins, and ironically, also raised his own trade value and the Lakers' impetus to trade him before the trade deadline. What weird times
**Special Guest Alert** After a very rough Holiday Season, the Lakers have rewritten their 2018 and have turned a corner, as far as on-court Basketball is concerned, winning 4 out of their last 5. But despite all the good vibes, one big, elephant dark cloud still looms
**SPECIAL GUEST ALERT** Happy New Year, Lakers & LLP fans! We are BACK in a BIG way! We've been on a bit of a hiatus and we know there's LOTS to talk about, but we're starting the year off right and avoiding all the swirling white noise with a full-on Brandon Ingram retrospective that you'll be able to digest anytime! This episode, we bring on former Kinston Free Press/now The Fluorish Post Reporter, Junious Smith, to talk about his time covering Brandon Ingram during his High School days all the way up to the Pros, as he lends his unique perspective on just how far that scrawny, lanky kid from Kinston, North Carolina has come. Interview starts at around the 11:30ish mark.
#Ko8e24 Forever. Long Live The Black Mamba.Oh yeah, and there was a game too. Join us as we reflect on Kobe's magical night retiring both #8 & #24 jerseys + The Lakers exciting loss to the Warriors + 3 Naughty & Nice Trends we've observed from the Lakers that we either want to see end or continue! Time Marks: * (0:00) - Observations of Kobe Bryant's 8/24 Night. * (26:15) - Lakers-Warriors Quick Game Recap * (40:17) - 3 Naughty & 3 Nice Lakers Trends We Want To See End or Continue
The Future has never been brighter for the Los Angeles Lakers - as the team and individual Young Core Pieces have been showing massive signs of improvements on multiple fronts, Lebron James' is buying multiple houses in Los Angeles and saying glowing things about Lonzo Ball, & the two most likely-to-be-traded pieces - Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson - have never played better! So where does that leave us now? In a Sell High Situation or Hold & Build? Come and discuss with us
The Lakers are currently on a 6 game losing streak, but even still - there ARE actually some positive developments to be gleaned amidst this tough winter stretch. And those developments rhyme with Sarandon Tingram, Byle Buzma, and Curious Sandle! Time Marks: * (9:45) - Welcome To The Brandon Ingram Show. * (24:40) - Lamenting Luke Walton's Strange Rotations & Min. Distributions + Praising JuJu. * (42:50) - Lonzo Ball Temperature Check
You've said your thanks, you've eaten your pie, you've done your shopping. Now back to your normally scheduled Lakers heart break! Just kidding. It's not all that bad. But, we'll get into it
Before you trip out on some tryptophan, catch the trip-dub fever and usher in the Thanksgiving season with one last, #LIT Lakers Legacy episode before the Turkey comes to roost! #what Time Marks: * (7:23) - Lakers News * (12:48) - Pelinka Looking For Shooters? * (17:30) - Lonzo Ball "Walking Away" Fiasco * (25:11) - Nuggets Win Recap * (32:31) - Lonzo Progress Report (Why There Are Still Real Concerns In Spite of The Flashes) * (48:10) - Brandon Ingram Progress Report (Ingram Showing Consistency) * (54:55) - Kyle Kuzma Progress Report (KuzMamba Rises)
It's been a hot minute, but