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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 -- 6/9/17 -- How likely are th...
In case all the rumors about the Los Angeles Lakers’ interest in Lonzo Ball or other prospects heading into the NBA Draft weren’t already enough, LeBron James’ name just had to come up in rumors connected to the franchise. As always, the Lakers refuse...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/7/17 -- Is Lonzo Ball th...
The Los Angeles Lakers worked out Lonzo Ball Wednesday, and the instant takeaway was just how many media were at the workout. It was one of the more covered events since Kobe Bryant retired, and hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin joined in the cov...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/5/17 -- Addressing dubiou...
The NBA Draft is still somehow a couple weeks away and this finals series isn’t going to hold anyone’s attention, so it appears we’re all getting an early start on “make stuff up and claim it as a report” season. Apparently, before having worked out L...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/2/17 -- Should the Lakers...
The Los Angeles Lakers are within a few weeks of making their latest biggest decision in recent franchise history. For most, the choice has already been made. Lonzo Ball is the local kid who also is probably the best fit and most talented available pla...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/31/17 -- Does it matter t...
The Los Angeles Lakers are widely expected to draft UCLA guard Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but the team’s process to evaluate him might have gotten slightly more difficult. A report surfaced Tuesday that Ball would n...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/26/17 -- Pete Zayas of La...
Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers can finally say something they might not have been able to over the last five years and change: They know where the team they root for is going. There is a general direction and plan laid out by which the Lakers can cont...
61 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/24/17 -- Chris McGee on L...
The Los Angeles Lakers may not be in the postseason, but the team has certainly been busy over the summer. The front office has been working out countless candidates for the 2017 NBA Draft, and with rumors about Paul George and Lonzo Ball’s father doin...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/22/17 -- How can the Lake...
The New York Knicks could be on the verge of doing the entire NBA a favor by once again Knicks-ing (technical term). Kristaps Porzingis has already shown his annoyance with Phil Jackson by skipping out on his exit interview, and instead of understandi...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/19/17 -- Should the Laker...
The Los Angeles Lakers and Paul George are going to be intertwined with one another in rumors all offseason, and George missing out on all three All-NBA teams Thursday felt like a major reason why. Hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin got together ...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/17/17 -- Can D’Angelo Rus...
The basketball gods smiled on the Los Angeles Lakers once again, allowing the team to keep it’s lightly-protected first-round pick in the NBA Draft for the second year in a row. In fact, not only did the Lakers keep the pick, but they jumped into the s...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/16/17 -- Brandon Ingram o...
The NBA lottery is within a tangible reach and, well, people are freaking out. So, to start the show, Harrison and I do our best to preview the lottery with all the information you absolutely need. I also dropped maybe my hottest take ever on the show...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/12/17 -- Should the Lake...
Whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers should try to make a major splash this offseason is one of the biggest debates surrounding the team right now. Should the Lakers trade for Paul George, or should they wait and hope to recruit him in free agency the...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/10/17 --  The Lakers are ...
The Los Angeles Lakers have had an active start to their offseason, expanding their analytics staff as well as overhauling the rest of their scouting department, and co-hosts Anthony Irwin and Harrison Faigen argued that they might be the most importan...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/8/17 -- What should the L...
The Los Angeles Lakers have a busy offseason ahead of them. That much is obvious, but what’s less clear is just how they should go about it attacking it. What types of players should they target in free agency or in trades? Who should they draft if the...
29 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/5/17 -- How would Brandon...
On a day where Lonzo Ball released a $500 basketball shoe, you just knew the show was going to be kind of a weird one. First, as front offices changes continue to roll in, Harrison and I expanded on the conversation we started last show. It’s pretty c...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/3/17 -- It’s time to move...
Jimmy Butler wanted so badly to move on from the past that he removed the rearview mirrors from his car. Now, that might be a little far (and probably illegal if not at the very least thoroughly unsafe), but the Los Angeles Lakers and those who follow ...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 5/1/17 -- How ‘hell-bent’ i...
The first round of the NBA Playoffs are officially a thing of the past. The Los Angeles Clippers end their season with exactly as many playoff series wins as the Los Angeles Lakers. Had Paul George forced his way to the Lakers at the trade deadline, t...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/28/17 -- Discussing how ...
With the first round of the NBA Playoffs basically behind us, what better time to utilize that context to try to compare where the Los Angeles Lakers currently stand with those whose seasons ran at least a couple weeks longer. To do just that, I brou...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/27/17 -- Mark Medina tal...
The Harrison-less streak continues with yet another great guest as Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News, OC Register, and, well anywhere you can find Los Angeles Lakers content joins the show. We actually start the show pointing out how ridiculous it is...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/25/17 -- Do the Lakers ha...
A topic of concern among the Los Angeles Lakers fan base is whether the front office will trade for (insert superstar X). More often than not, that superstar in question is Paul George and, given yet another early playoff disappointment, the chances se...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/21/17 -- ESPN’s John Irel...
Media exit interviews continue on Locked on Lakers, this time with ESPN and Spectrum SportsNet’s John Ireland, who joined for what is now his third show. Before he joined, we intro’d the show by covering some of the day’s topics, starting with Magic ...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/19/17 -- Should the Laker...
First, Anthony and Harrison summarize D’Angelo Russell’s exit interview and a theme that ran consistently throughout the bulk of those pressers. Then, after a fun live read, Anthony is joined by Jared Dubin of Locked on Knicks to negotiate a Carmelo A...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/17/17 -- Chris McGee on t...
Chris McGee of Spectrum SportsNet joined to talk about this past season, look ahead to what he’d like to see this summer, detail what kind of deals the Los Angeles Lakers should be looking to make and give his best James Worthy story. And that was jus...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/14/17 -- Will Rob Pelinka...
Exit interviews officially signaled the end of the Los Angeles Lakers season Thursday afternoon. Much of what is to be expected to be said made it’s way into the various microphones, but there was still plenty to talk about. Rob Pelinka’s time on the ...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/13/17 -- Which Laker is m...
The 2016-’17 Los Angeles Lakers season is over. It’s finally over. It ended on a blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors that left very little to actually talk about afterward, but we certainly tried to find something. First, I took to Facebook to ...
43 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/11/17 -- Should Metta Wor...
The Los Angeles Lakers entered Tuesday night with an excruciatingly tenuous hold on the chance of maybe tying the Phoenix Suns for the NBA’s second-worst record. Both teams’ games started at the same time. Those chances went out the window rather quic...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/11/17 -- Should fans want...
The end is so close. So, so close. The Los Angeles Lakers finish their season on a back-to-back against the New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors and the finish line is within reach. Finally. We start the show by discussing what these last co...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/10/17 -- The Lakers are t...
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves on a crazy buzzer-beater from D’Angelo Russell Sunday, somehow their fourth win in a row and fifth in in their last ten games. The win streak has come at the worst possible time for the Lakers’ lot...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/7/17 -- Why Lonzo Ball s...
Here we were, enjoying a nice Thursday afternoon having just recorded a perfectly fine show and getting ready to head into the weekend, then... The Los Angeles Lakers (though through no fault of their own) had different plans for the podcast. Lonzo Ba...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/6/17 -- Are the Spurs goo...
So, the Los Angeles Lakers won a hard-fought game in San Antonio against the Spurs, which is usually plenty reason to celebrate, but it’s 2017 and winning isn’t always a good thing. As the game itself featured a career night for Tyler Ennis, there rea...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/5/17 -- Kawhi Leonard is ...
Kawhi Leonard is enjoying a season deserving of MVP praise. The San Antonio Spurs asked more of him than maybe some thought he was capable of, and he came through with flying colors. So, finding out his shooting coaches told him to learn a thing or tw...
19 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/4/17 -- Could Luol Deng m...
God bless the Orlando Magic. Heading into a Monday night in which the lone actual Lakers news was Jeanie Buss being voted into a lifetime position as controlling governor of the organization, suffice it so say Harrison and I were a little nervous abou...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 4/3/17 -- Did their win ove...
Yet again, the Los Angeles Lakers put their fan base in the precarious position having to go through the identity crisis that typically accompanies rooting against their favorite team. Beating a Memphis Grizzlies team even without Marc Gasol is a good...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/31/17 -- Seven things we ...
The Los Angeles Lakers have seven games remaining in their lost season, but the opportunity they have to try new things and evaluate their players shouldn’t be wasted. Bu what should the team be looking for, and what should they experiment with? With ...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/30/17 -- What should the ...
The Los Angeles Lakers currently have the second-worst record in the NBA, but if the team’s first-round draft pick falls outside of the top-three, the team will have to send it to the Philadelphia 76ers. What will the Lakers’ response be should that d...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/29/17 -- D’Angelo Russell...
The last couple episodes have looked at the Los Angeles Lakers in a broader sense, taking into account the goings on across the National Basketball Association. So, with Harrison coming back, there was plenty to catch up on. First and foremost, the La...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/28/17 -- Why wins aren’t ...
An odd thing happens anytime the Los Angeles Lakers win. Well it isn’t odd, so much as it is annoying, but still. Fans lose their minds when the Lakers fail to lose. Last Friday night, the Lakers played the Minnesota Timberwolves in a fun OT game that...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/27/17 -- Will the ‘champi...
The Los Angeles Lakers spent their Sunday evening getting their tails whupped by the Portland Trail Blazers so talking about the game itself wasn’t really an option. To be completely honest, we basically forgot that game happened and have moved on the ...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/24/17 -- How would Shaq h...
The Los Angeles Lakers will give Shaquille O’Neal a well-deserved statue at Staples Center Friday, and with little actual news around the team to discuss, hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin decided to spend half an hour talking about the Big Arist...
38 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/23/17 -- What is Jordan C...
A few weeks back, we discussed D’Angelo Russell as in-depth as just about anyone has to this point. Jordan Clarkson has become about as polarizing as anyone on the Los Angeles Lakers, so we decided to give him similar treatment. Greatness ensued. Or s...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/22/17 -- Ranking the Lake...
The Los Angeles Lakers were thoroughly destroyed by the L.A. Clippers in a 133-109 loss that was even less close than the score would indicate, leaving our podcast with very little on the court action to look at in the latest episode. So after wrapping...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/21/17 -- How should the L...
Turns out, when Magic Johnson said the Los Angeles Lakers would not leak anything to the media, he meant they wouldn’t announce anything, either. David Nwaba’s second 10-day contract ended Monday and most figured an announcement would come at some poi...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/20/17 -- Why did it take ...
The Los Angeles Lakers may have lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday, but the story of the game (and the weekend) was undoubtedly the superlative play of D’Angelo Russell. The Lakers young guard made his triumphant 40-point return to the team’s start...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/17/17 -- Why are things g...
The Los Angeles Lakers have been a bad team for a while, but only recently have seemed to totally collapse into a miserable one. What exactly has went wrong? To try and find answers, host Harrison Faigen was joined by Gary Kester (the Picasso of Lakers...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/16/17 -- Is it time to wo...
How long ago do those few great games from D’Angelo Russell feel? Somehow, he’s gone from reminding everyone why the Los Angeles Lakers took him second overall (even over Kristaps Porzingis) to randomly in head coach Luke Walton’s doghouse with zero l...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/14/17 -- What do the Lak...
Earlier in the week, the Los Angeles Lakers lost a close one to the Philadelphia 76ers. Yes, the term “lost” might be being used loosely here, but still. In a game featuring a couple young cores, the D’Angelo Russell & Co. came up short against some ki...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/13/17 -- Why was D'Angelo...
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last day or so, you probably have heard about Luke Walton starting Jordan Clarkson instead of D'Angelo Russell in last night's blowout loss to the Denver Nuggets. We bring Adam Mares (Locked on Nuggets, ...
44 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/10/17 -- Discussing the S...
The Los Angeles Lakers won their first game in basically a month. On its face, most fans would (and should) enjoy watching the young core play well enough to win on the road against another up-and-coming Phones Suns team. And yet, those lottery implica...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/9/17 -- Looking back on...
The Los Angeles Lakers remain the most relevant second-worst team in the history of the National Basketball Association because of course they would. With Harrison (DNP-CD) out, I enlisted Darius Soriano of Forum Blue & Gold to talk about all the goin...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/8/17 -- Reacting to the R...
The Los Angeles Lakers lost again. Even less surprising, somehow, was who they lost to: The Dallas Mavericks, whom they turn into some combination of the Harlem Globetrotters and Golden State Warriors. So, instead of jumping right into analysis of a g...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/7/17 -- What would it tak...
So we finally got to enjoy something close to a slow news day for the Los Angeles Lakers, but that does leave a pretty gaping hole in stuff to talk about. Combine that with the downer that was yesterday’s show and we figured we’d liven the mood with w...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/6/17 -- Is the Lakers org...
The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of probably one of the ugliest weekends in the franchise’s history — both on and off the court. First, the weekend was kicked off on Friday evening by a shellacking at the hands of the Boston Celtics, followed by ...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/3/17 -- Larry Nance, Jr. ...
Fun show today, and it’s pretty rare we feel comfortable over-selling something like this. Larry Nance, Jr. stopped by at the top of the show to talk about his favorite subject: Dunking on Ivica Zubac. With friends like these, who needs enemies? He s...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/2/17 -- Negotiating a dea...
With an off day before the Los Angeles Lakers play against the Boston Celtics and all the personnel moves having already taken place since the trade deadline, the news was fairly scarce. So what better time than this to sit down and negotiate a deal wi...
44 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 3/1/17 -- Julius Randle, D'...
The kids are alright. Julius Randle and D'Angelo Russell dominated the game statistically against the Charlotte Hornets and will get their due credit, but Brandon Ingram deserves praise, too. Anthony and Harrison explain why. Then they discuss what L...
25 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/28/17 -- The latest Paul ...
There is never an off day for the Los Angeles Lakers, even when the team isn’t playing. A busy Monday saw the team waive Jose Calderon and (reportedly) decide to call-up D-Fenders guard David Nwaba on a 10-day contract. Before getting to that, however,...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/27/17 -- Picking apart th...
The Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the San Antonio Spurs featured plenty of eye-popping (and bad) numbers, from Julius Randle’s shooting percentage to the Lakers posting more turnovers than assists on a day the silver and black put on a ball movement clin...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/23/17 -- Should Magic Joh...
The Los Angeles Lakers did not trade for Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George before the NBA trade deadline, despite numerous whispers and reports of his interest in a homecoming. Should the team have pushed harder, or put more assets on the tab...
41 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/23/17 -- Talking Magic Jo...
With the trade deadline behind us and Magic Johnson squarely at the helm of the Los Angeles Lakers, fans finally get a chance to catch their breath collectively. So, what better time to bring on friend of the show Chris McGee (or Geeter, as we’re all ...
44 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/22/17 -- Reacting to the ...
With Harrison catching a DNP-hoarse, I brought in Drew Garrison on today’s show, but whatever would we talk about? It was a perfectly quiet day for the Los Angeles Lakers, right? I guess we could start with Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss being shown the d...
36 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/21/17 -- Which kinds of t...
It seems like you can’t go a few hours without some new report about which Los Angeles Lakers might be on the move at this point and, with only a few days left before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, the rumors are probably only just getting started. So...
38 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/20/17 -- Should the Lake...
The Los Angeles Lakers have officially viewed the frothy waters of the trade deadline, dipped their toes in a little bit, and said “thanks, but no thanks.” Reports surfaced Sunday night that the Lakers had reportedly engaged the Sacramento Kings in tr...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/17/17 -- Will Nick Young ...
With Kobe Bryant retired, the Los Angeles Lakers don’t have a participant in the actual All-Star game this weekend, but there are still a few members of the purple and gold involved in the festivities. Nick Young will be in the three-point contest, whi...
24 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/16/17 -- Has the Magic Jo...
The Los Angeles Lakers essentially didn’t show up for their last game before the NBA All-Star break, but even their blowout loss to the Phoenix Suns has been less of a botched debacle so far than Magic Johnson’s publicity tour since re-joining the Lake...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/14/17 -- Could the Lakers...
Superstar team-ups are going to be harder to manage than ever under the NBA’s newest Collective Bargaining Agreement, but reality didn’t get in the way of a Monday report that Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook could be eyeing the formation of a new d...
35 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/12/17 -- Should the Laker...
With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, there is only one question on everyone’s minds: will the Los Angeles Lakers make a move, or stand pat as they run out the clock on another lottery-bound season? Host Harrison Faigen was joined by Silver Scre...
27 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/10/17 -- Darius Soriano o...
Since the Los Angeles Lakers announced that Magic Johnson would return in an advisory role to the franchise he starred for as a player, reaction has been mixed (as the reaction to most things on the internet is). But what will Johnson’s tenure really ...
55 min
768
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/9/16 -- Trying to underst...
Well, after demolishing the New York Knicks, the Los Angeles Lakers laid an absolute egg against the Detroit Pistons, losing 121-102. There wasn’t much to talk about the actual game, outside of D’Angelo Russell’s minutes, but we made do. Russell foll...
43 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/8/16 -- The Lakers should...
Rumors surfaced on Tuesday that former Los Angeles Lakers player and executive Jerry West might be interested in making a return to the franchise he’s most closely associated with after spending the last several years as a consultant with the Golden St...
30 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/7/16 -- Why did the Laker...
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton made a move many fans have been clamoring for since almost the start of the season in the team’s win against the New York Knicks on Tuesday: he started Brandon Ingram. The rookie also wasn’t the only new starte...
29 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/5/16 -- Will the Lakers a...
The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly “open” to making a trade, but will they actually move guys? It’s arguably the biggest story as the February trade deadline draws closer. With the Cleveland Cavaliers possibly sniffing around Jose Calderon, hosts Ha...
32 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/3/16 -- Magic Johnson is ...
The Los Angeles Lakers might have lost the battle to the Washington Wizards, but they won the war on the rest of the NBA today, as they announced Magic Johnson would be coming back to the organization in an advisory role. To start the show, Harrison a...
34 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/2/16 -- Should the Lakers...
Out of a dark stretch of the Los Angeles Lakers’ season, a bright sign of hope has emerged. (Somewhat) shockingly, it hasn’t been one of the team’s numerous lottery picks, but second-round seven-footer Ivica Zubac. The Croatian big man has burst out of...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 2/1/16 -- Turns out D’Angel...
Hey! The Los Angeles Lakers won a basketball game! D’Angelo Russell returned to the starting lineup, lit up the Denver Nuggets and picked up a big win before the team heads out for the Grammy trip. Oh, and that Ivica Zubac kid had the fans rolling aga...
20 min
775
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/31/16 -- The Lakers are a...
Everyone knows that the Los Angeles Lakers have a gaggle of promising young players, but no one knows what they are yet. Is Brandon Ingram the NBA’s next prototypical wing scorer, or will he hold more of a ball-handling role? What position will D’Angel...
23 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/30/16 -- Why Lakers fans ...
The Los Angeles Lakers are in a slump of late, dropping eight of their last nine games. which has led to a lot of talk of tanking around the team (on this show included). While lottery luck is now a possibility, it doesn’t mean there aren’t fun things ...
28 min
777
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/27/16 -- Is it time to wo...
Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but fans of the Los Angeles Lakers are freaking out about a rookie. The kid in this case: Brandon Ingram. He was really quiet Thursday night and has been for a little while now, but this is still insanely early in t...
21 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/26/16 -- Let’s talk about...
The Los Angeles Lakers lost yet again, but that isn’t news anymore. No, it’s time for social media’s favorite pastime: talking about the future of Julius Randle. Oh, and the starting lineup. That has to come up, too. Before all of that, Harrison and A...
36 min
779
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/25/16 -- Who should the L...
Against all odds, the Los Angeles Lakers might be in line to keep their top-three protected 2017 first-round draft pick from conveying to the Philadelphia 76ers for the third straight year. But if the team is fortunate enough to hold on to their pick a...
49 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/23/16 -- It’s time to tal...
Man. I go on one little vacation and come back to arguably the worst loss in a few seasons of some pretty bad losses. It was the kind of game that forces fans to question all kinds of things, but for the purpose of talking points on the show, the Los A...
41 min
781
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/22/16 -- Trying to figure...
To call the Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Dallas Mavericks a beat down would be understating things. The team lost 122-73, a 49-point drubbing that ranks as the largest margin of defeat in franchise history. There were no positives to take away from t...
21 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/20/16 -- Will Paul George...
Early in the NBA season when the Los Angeles Lakers were surprising people and the Indiana Pacers were failing to live up to expectations, there was speculation about whether or not Paul George could become disgruntled enough to ask for a trade. Since ...
43 min
783
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/19/16 -- How good can Ivi...
With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in futility, the biggest story (figuratively and literally) around the team has been the play of Ivica Zubac. The rookie seven-footer has impressed just about everyone who’s watched him play over the last several days,...
32 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/18/16 -- Do the Lakers or...
The Los Angeles’ Lakers horrible defense doomed them to defeat against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. Despite that, the Lakers almost came back, and with both teams having a young, rebuilding nucleus in place, it likely won’t be the last hard fou...
47 min
785
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/16/16 -- Should D'Angelo ...
The Detroit Pistons handed the Los Angeles Lakers their 30th loss of the year on Sunday night despite only outscoring the purple and gold by just two points in the final quarter. D’Angelo Russell played just under three minutes in that final frame, som...
33 min
786
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/13/16 -- Spurs show Laker...
The Los Angeles Lakers got beat down by the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. There weren’t many positives for the game (outside of it not being on national TV, no players being attacked by bats, and Ivica Zubac giving the team some good minutes), s...
20 min
787
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/12/16 -- What do the Lake...
On paper, the Los Angeles Lakers wouldn’t appear to have much of a chance against the San Antonio Spurs. The latter team is the second seed in the Western Conference and currently boasts the league’s third-best defense, while the former sits in the 12t...
28 min
788
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/11/16 --How disappointing...
For the second time in less than a week, the Los Angeles Lakers collapsed in the second half against a Portland Trail Blazers team they are trying to battle for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The defeat left host Anthony Irwin as fr...
32 min
789
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/10/16 -- ESPN’s John Irel...
When John Ireland (ESPN, Spectrum SportsNet) was last on the show, the key message was how important it was that one of D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle or Brandon Ingram needed to, as he put it, “pop”. Over the last few games, all three of those guys s...
54 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/9/16 -- Can D’Angelo Russ...
New year, new Los Angeles Lakers. Well, at least a couple of their young core took that sentiment to heart. Luke Walton praised Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell for their work ethic of late, and it’s resulted in two of the most promising games the La...
43 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/6/16 -- Why couldn't the...
The Los Angeles Lakers were handed another close road loss on Thursday night, this time falling to the Portland Trail Blazers in a high-scoring battle of the league’s two worst defenses. But while Portland was able to get whatever shots they wanted dow...
44 min
792
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/5/16 -- Discussing every ...
Right or wrong, there are certainly a lot of takes about Los Angeles Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell on the internet. From “he’s not a true point guard/doesn’t get enough assists” to “he doesn’t give enough effort on defense,” Hosts Harrison Faigen...
46 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/4/16 -- Discussing the te...
The Los Angeles Lakers played and, more importantly, won a basketball game again for the first time in the new year and are obviously about to go on one of the great runs in the history of professional sports. Or something like that. In all seriousnes...
30 min
794
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 1/2/16 -- What trades shoul...
It’s a new year, and the hosts of Locked on Lakers decided to ring in 2017 by taking your most pressing questions about the Los Angeles Lakers. Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin started off the show with a couple of quick questions before getting to th...
27 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/30/16 -- Should the Lake...
The Los Angeles Lakers have essentially fallen off a cliff since a surprising 10-10 start, so Anthony thought it’d be a good idea to bring in an outside perspective (in this case, Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post) to explore what he’s noticed since ...
58 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/29/16 -- Should the Lake...
In a bit of unexpected news, the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly worked out unrestricted free agent forward Donatas Motiejunas over the past week and came away impressed with what they saw. Should the team add Motiejunas? What would he bring to the team...
34 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/28/16 -- Do the Lakers ...
With the holiday weekend behind them, it was time to get the Locked on Lakers shows back on track. So, what better way to do that than to have a guest on in Harrison’s place? The answer: There is no better way. So, Anthony welcomed James Holas of Bbal...
44 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/26/16 -- Lakers get phys...
The Los Angeles Lakers (finally) ended their four-game losing streak with a 111-102 win over the L.A. Clippers, and even more importantly, the team finally closed out a game. Hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin were especially impressed with the ph...
27 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/23/16 -- Spectrum Sports...
The Los Angeles Lakers lost for the 11th time in their last 12 games, blowing a 19-point lead in the second half for the second consecutive game. Why is the team so bad at closing out? Hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin discussed on the latest epi...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 12/22/16 --Is Jordan Clarks...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson is almost universally looked at as one of the best second-round picks any NBA team has ever made, but he’s seemed to generate a fair amount of criticism on social media so far this season. Are the critiques of ...
42 min