Lakers Nation Podcast
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The Lakers Nation Podcast is dedicated to providing intelligent Los Angeles Lakers talk year-round. Hosted by LakersNation.com Senior Writer Trevor Lane, this podcast provides a big-picture look at the Lakers world while also addressing week-to-week news. We bring on a variety of guests from the Lakers community to provide different perspectives about the purple and gold. New episodes will be available every week on iTunes, Stitcher and the CLNS Media Network mobile app. Follow Lakers Nation on Facebook and Twitter @LakersNation
The NBA comeback rumors are getting stronger, plus we take a look at the various playoff structure proposals and what they would mean for the Lakers. What is the clearest path to a title?

NBA Return Dates Revealed?, LeBron James Holding Practices

We're joined by Chris McGee to discuss the Lakers vs Clippers rivalry (and an infamous tweet), the NBA's pending return, the Lakers' quest for a championship, and tons more.

The Lakers are getting back on the practice floor and sports are on the verge of returning to California. We break down what it all means, plus how an injury to the Jazz impacts the Lakers and LeBron's attempt at the NFL.

We take a look at the Lakers' center situation moving forward, the possibility of Pau Gasol returning, VR fans for empty arenas, ESPN's player ranking hilarity, and tons more.

The NBA is getting closer to making a decision on whether or not they return, and we are starting to see some positive signs, including stars like LeBron, Anthony Davis, and more getting behind a comeback.

We discuss the pressure being put on the NBA to get back onto the court while some are calling for the season to be canceled, plus will the stoppage actually help the Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting closer to a return to the practice floor; we discuss what that means for the Lakers. Plus, has Kyle Kuzma fallen out of favor with Lakers fans? We debate his progress this season and whether more patience is warranted.

We break open the mailbag to take questions on the Lakers and the (hopeful) return of sports. What will free agency have in store for the Lakers? And will a championship guarantee that the team sticks together?

Has player movement taken away from the NBA? Or is nostalgia clouding how we see the past? Plus, is the NBA on the way back, and what would it mean for the Lakers?

We discuss the NBA getting ready to open up practice facilities for some NBA teams and what that means for the Lakers, plus dive into whether all championships are equal in value or if super teams count less.

We dive into why the Lakers could have the opportunity to make some moves this offseason, the problems w/ LeBron v Jordan debates, Jason Kidd's potential exit from Los Angeles & tons more

We dig into the Michael Jordan documentary, talk about the role of sports in the COVID-19 pandemic, and discuss the upcoming NFL draft with guest Mike Wright.

We debate whether the Lakers should retire Pau Gasol's jersey, the possibility of sports returning, a Chris Paul trade, embracing LeBron as a Laker, and much more.

We discuss the anniversary of Kobe Bryant's incredible 60-point final performance, the latest on what the NBA's return could look like, a HORSE competition that failed to impress, and tons more.

We dig into LeBron James' latest comments about the potential return of the NBA season and do some time traveling to undo Lakers trades of the past.

We discuss the current situation in the NBA and when the league can return, Kobe Bryant's selection for the Hall of Fame, and debate which Lakers role player from the past would be a perfect fit on today's team.

Lakers forward Jared Dudley joins to discuss his time with the Lakers, the possibility of the NBA returning, Kyle Kuzma's development, Dwight Howard's impact, and much more. Don't miss this one!

We break down the latest on what the NBA playoffs will look like when the league returns, share the best games of the season to watch on League Pass, and take questions about the purple and gold.

We talk about a new potential playoff schedule that Lakers fans won't be thrilled with, the Clips purchase of a piece of Laker history, salary cap ramifications of COVID-19, and find yet another NBA player that Gary looks like.

We take a look at the Lakers' playoff matchups if the NBA season heads straight into the post-season when it resumes, talk about the current sports situation in the US, a controversial MVP poll, and much more.

We look back at Kobe Bryant's final performance, a 60-point explosion for the ages. It was a moment that was perfectly Kobe, exemplifying everything he stood for as a player and a person.

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The Lakers picked up a huge win over the Clippers in which they showcased the versatility and top-end potential that championship teams possess. Plus, how a surprising strategy gave the Lakers the edge they needed to win.

The Lakers picked up a massive win over the Milwaukee Buck as LeBron James dropped 37 and made a statement in the MVP race. From the Lakers Nation Watch Party at State Social House

The Lakers are taking a trip to Waiters Island with the signing of Dion Waiters. How can he help the team? Plus, we preview a big matchup with the Bucks and take a look at the upcoming schedule, which could offer a preview of what the playoffs will look like for LA.

We dig into the Lakers' win over the 76ers, which included a number of fun moments and a dominant performance from LeBron James. Plus, does Dion Waiters or J.R. Smith make more sense for LA? @Trevor_Lane & @GarySheffieldJr break it down

No Anthony Davis or Alex Caruso? No problem! The Lakers go into New Orleans and beat the Pelicans as LeBron James notches another triple-double. Plus, with Troy Daniels waived, who should the Lakers add in free agency?

The Lakers had a forgettable performance in Memphis, falling to a Grizzlies team that held them to a season-low 88 points. Is this simply a rough night or something to be concerned about? Plus, should they add someone else on the buyout market?

The Lakers took care of business against the Warriors despite LeBron James being out. We discuss the solid play of Rajon Rondo, Kyle Kuzma at small forward next to Markieff Morris, the buyout market, and tons more.

The Los Angeles Lakers have had a phenomenal season, but they may have another level they can get to come playoff time. Plus, what Coach Vogel can do with his rotations, the possibility of adding Dion Waiters, and tons more when ESPN's Allen Sliwa joins the show.

The Lakers picked up their 6th win in a row as LeBron James went off on the New Orleans Pelicans. Zion Williamson tried to have a say in the outcome, but at the end, it was James who emerged victorious. Plus, Markieff Morris debuted and may have taken some minutes from Kyle Kuzma. We break it all down.

The Lakers pulled off a victory over their rival Boston Celtics thanks, in part, to big nights from Rajon Rondo and Kyle Kuzma, as well as a clutch shot from LeBron James. But what about their wing defense? And how will Markieff Morris fit? We break it all down.

The Los Angeles Lakers returned from the All-Star break with a win over the Memphis Grizzlies thanks to big performances by LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Plus, Markieff Morris is rumored to be Lakers-bound (and DeMarcus Cousins waived); so we dig into how Morris can help L.A.

We wrap up an incredible All-Star weekend and break down some of the latest Lakers news, including a look at the schedule ahead as well as what the buyout market may hold for L.A.

The Lakers head into the All-Star break with a massive road win over the Denver Nuggets. We break down the game, what the impressive play of Alex Caruso means for Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard's big night, plus possible additions from the buyout market

The Lakers made short work of the Phoenix Suns thanks to big games from Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, and Anthony Davis. We dig into the game, preview Wednesday's matchup with the Denver Nuggets, and Jas has an announcement.

The Lakers had a forgettable night against the Houston Rockets, who are deploying a super-small lineup that L.A. struggled to figure out. Plus, trade deadline fallout and Darren Collison spotted at the Staples Center.

The Los Angeles Lakers made short work of the Spurs on Tuesday night. As the league focused on the trade deadline, Kyle Kuzma showcased the kind of upside he has if the Lakers can stay patient. Meanwhile, LeBron James went crazy from downtown. We break down the game and the latest rumors.

The trade deadline is almost here! We break down the Lakers' potential targets, their cap situation going forward, and who they might need to move in order to get a deal done.

The Lakers bounced back in a big way against the Sacramento Kings, routing their neighbors to the north with a fast break onslaught that was a lot of fun to watch. Plus, the trade deadline inches closer...

On an emotional night, the Lakers pulled out all the stops to honor Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and the 7 others lost in a tragic helicopter accident. While the game against the Blazers didn't go the way the Lakers wanted, it was still a truly unforgettable night

We discuss how teams are honoring Kobe Bryant, the latest Kyle Kuzma to the Kings trade info, All-Star rule changes (Kobe style), Doc Rivers' latest comments, and take your questions and comments.

On a difficult day that began with the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and 7 others on board his helicopter, Trevor and Chris talk about the day, Bryant's greatest moments and legacy, and take comments from Lakers Nation.

The Lakers celebrated a major milestone for LeBron James, who passed Kobe Bryant for 3rd on the All-Time scoring list. Unfortunately, they also lost to a depleted 76ers team, leaving plenty of questions marks heading towards the trade deadline.

We dig into the latest on possible Lakers targets Darren Collison and Andre Iguodala, LeBron's scoring milestone and his chances of passing Kareem, Kyle Kuzma's future in LA, and tons more.

The Lakers lit up the Nets from behind the arc, maintaining a perfect record in back-to-backs. We break down the game, discuss a few trade rumors, and preview the upcoming matchup with the 76ers.

The Lakers got back to their winning ways with a road victory over the Knicks. We break down the game, plus how big of a deal is L.A.'s rebounding problem? And what's new on the trade market?

That wasn't pretty. We break down what happened to the Lakers in a blowout loss to the Boston Celtics and where they go from here as the road trip rumbles on.

With Anthony Davis still sidelined, the Lakers picked up a huge win against the Houston Rockets on the road. We break down how they got the job done and what it means moving forward.

We take a look at the latest Lakers news regarding Anthony Davis' injury, the All-Star vote, and trade talks that are sure to heat up. Plus, we dig into LA's first-half stats (hint- they're really good).

For the first time this season, the Lakers lost to a team below .500 when they fell by 1 point to the Orlando Magic. We dig into what went wrong as well as a few bench players who showed that they can step up when called upon.

The Lakers defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in a route that saw LeBron James and Dwight Howard do most of the heavy lifting while Anthony Davis is still dealing with an injury. We break down the game and preview the road ahead for the Lakers.

The Lakers put on an incredible performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder, getting a blowout win despite missing both LeBron James & Anthony Davis. We break down the win and what it means for the Lakers' activity on the trade and buyout market.

The Lakers went into Dallas without Anthony Davis plus saw both JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard lost to foul trouble and still walked away with a win. We break down an impressive performance and dig into the latest trade chatter.

The Lakers head out on the road but might be without Anthony Davis (or will they???). We dig into the latest and talk Kyle Kuzma trades, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's resurgence, Lakers' incredible chemistry, and more when @LakersTalkESPN joins @Trevor_Lane.

The Lakers picked up a win over the Knicks but will be without Anthony Davis while he recovers from a scary fall. Plus, trade talks are flying and we dig into where Kyle Kuzma currently stands.

The Lakers pick up the win over the Pistons while blocking an incredible 20 shots in the process. Plus, where do things stand on the trade front, and how can the Lakers adapt to the latest injury to Avery Bradley?

The Los Angeles Lakers picked up a win over the Pelicans as Anthony Davis went off against his former team, but Rajon Rondo and the L.A. bench had another rough outing. We dig into what comes next.

We talk about why things appear to be trending in the right direction for Darren Collison and the Lakers, the surprising All-Star returns, LeBron & Anthony Davis' minutes, impressive rookie Talen Horton-Tucker and more.

The Lakers held on to defeat the Suns in a game that, despite a fun first half, frustrated LA fans. Avery Bradley showed why it's foolish to write him off, plus Darren Collison could be LA-bound after all.

The Lakers picked up a big win over the Dallas Mavericks to push their record to 26-7. We break down what to take away from the game and what the Lakers can do to further improve their roster.

The Lakers got back in the win column by taking out the Blazers in Portland. Does this win mean they are back on track? Plus, Kyle Kuzma looking like the player the Lakers need him to be.

The Lakers saw their Christmas spoiled by a frustrating loss to the Clippers. Where do they go from here? And are injuries to blame for LeBron James' struggles?

The Lakers offense fizzled without LeBron James on the floor and the Nuggets took advantage to pick up a win. Anthony Davis also had an injury scare of his own. Where do the Lakers go from here, and what should we expect in the Christmas matchup against the Clippers?

We talk about a surprise injury for LeBron James (and how the Lakers can manage without him), the return of Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers' shooting struggles on their road trip, potential trades, and tons more.

The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Milwaukee Bucks on the road, we take a look at what happened and how it can be fixed.

The Lakers were without both Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma in a tough loss to the Pacers but the team nearly pulled off a win anyway. We break down what happened and how the team can get ready for a big matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Los Angeles Lakers picked up a road win against the Atlanta Hawks as LeBron James and Anthony Davis put on a show. Plus, it's officially trade season.

The Lakers headed into Miami for a tough matchup with the Heat and walked out with a win. We break down the game and what comes next for the red-hot Lakers.

The Los Angeles Lakers are taking their 21-3 record on the road and they will be joined by a returning Avery Bradley. Should he get his starting job back? Plus, the latest on Andre Iguodala joining LA, LeBron James' comments on life as a Laker, Dwight Howard's gamble, and TONS more.

The Lakers went 3-0 on their road trip after finishing it off with a blowout win over the Blazers. We discuss just how good Anthony Davis looks, Rajon Rondo's injury, the pending return of Avery Bradley, and tons more.

Packed show! We talk about just how good these Lakers are, preview the upcoming game against the Blazers, Kyle Kuzma's play, the little things Frank Vogel does to be successful, the NBA's concerning TV ratings and what they mean moving forward, and more.

The Lakers put together an impressive performance in their win over the Utah Jazz in the second game of a back-to-back on the road. Just how good is this team?

The Los Angeles Lakers picked up a huge win over the Denver Nuggets on the road in a full team effort. We break down the win and how L.A. stepped up in one of their biggest tests so far.

The Lakers saw their 10-game win streak snapped in a down performance against the Mavericks. With the Lakers' defense and shooting missing in action, we discuss what they can fix and what to expect for this week's challenging road trip.

The Los Angeles Lakers made quick work of the Washington Wizards, jumping out to a huge lead that ultimately let LeBron James and Anthony Davis rest for most of the 2nd half. Are the Lakers ready now for the tough schedule ahead of them?

The Los Angeles Lakers picked up a hard-fought win over the New Orleans Pelicans as Anthony Davis dropped 41 points. Trevor Lane and Chris Masters break down the game and what comes next for the Lakers.

We break down the Lakers' battle against the Pelicans including how New Orleans can keep it close and how LA can turn it into a blowout. Plus, how can the Lakers get even better than they are now?

The Los Angeles Lakers have now won 8 in a row following a win over the San Antonio Spurs thanks to another dominant performance from LeBron James.

The Los Angeles Lakers won their 6th in a row as they took down the Thunder on the road thanks to some solid shooting. We break down the game with a special guest.

The Lakers have won five in a row after dispatching the pesky Thunder and LeBron James did something no one else in NBA history has ever done. Plus, what's up with those City jerseys?

We break down the Lakers' big win over the Phoenix Suns and get you ready for the Golden State Warriors to come to town when legendary Hall of Famer Rick Barry joins the show.

Chris McGee from Spectrum SportsNet joins the show to celebrate the Lakers being the most hated team in the NBA, the team's incredible start to the season, Dwight Howard's dominance, and tons more.

The Los Angeles Lakers have the best record in the NBA so we dive into some of the more telling stats they have put up, plus team chemistry, the latest on Andre Iguodala being linked to the Lakers, and tons more

The Los Angeles Lakers are riding high with Kyle Kuzma returning from injury and Anthony Davis looking like an MVP. How will Kuzma take LA to the next level and what LA's best lineups look like moving forward.  Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @BergmanGreg

The 2019-2020 Lakers season is here! Joey Ramirez from the Lakers joins host Trevor Lane as we break down the preseason and dig into what to expect when the Lakers take on the Clippers on opening night.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors met for their final preseason tilt, and while Zach Norvell and Kostas Antetokounmpo did some fun things, the best news is that it's time for the regular season to begin!

We talk about the Lakers' regular-season rotation, how the guard position plays out, Kyle Kuzma's contract situation, and why GMs around the league are sleeping on the Lakers.  Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @BergmanGreg

We take a look at the Lakers preseason so far. What has worked, what hasn't, and where the team goes from here as they continue to prepare for the regular season.

The Lakers looked fantastic in Anthony Davis' debut against the Warriors but they are only scratching the surface of their potential. We break down the win and what comes next.

We talk Lakers training camp, the team's defensive identity, Avery Bradley's defense drawing rave reviews, Rajon Rondo's surprising role, and tons more.

The Lakers structured their contracts to have flexibility in 2021, what could they possibly be up to? Plus, tampering rules and how the revelation that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were talking prior to free agency changes things. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @KeithSmithNBA

The Lakers Nation Podcast digs into what the Lakers need to get right this season in order to find success, the importance of Kyle Kuzma's development and if he can make a run at 6th Man of the Year, plus we dive into the mailbag and take your questions. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @jaskang21

NBA players are known for putting on muscle in the offseason but a photoshopped picture of Alex Caruso may have drawn the NBA's attention. Plus, Quinn Cook's role with the Lakers and why Kyle Kuzma missing out on Team USA duty isn't such a bad thing.  Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @jaskang21

We discuss Shaquille O'Neal's comments about Dwight Howard, Ice Cube taking shots at the Clippers, which Laker will exceed expectations, plus we bust open the mailbag and take your questions and comments.

We discuss Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal's epic Lakers feud, including Bryant's recent comments about a fistfight, plus what does success look like for Dwight Howard this season?

It really happened. Dwight Howard is going to be a Laker once again. We break down the move, fit, and everything else you need to know about the return we never thought we would see.

The Los Angeles Lakers may sign Dwight Howard to replace the injured DeMarcus Cousins. We break down how such a move would work within the salary cap and what it would mean for the Lakers moving forward.  Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @KeithSmithNBA

It's finally here! We break down the Lakers' 2019-2020 schedule, discuss LeBron James' mindset, and whether the Lakers can keep DeMarcus Cousins around past his current contract.