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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 -- 9/28/17 -- Determining what...
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.
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/27/17 -- Can the Lakers a...
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 h...
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803
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/26/17 -- Media Day Crosso...
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 ha...
39 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/23/17 -- How does the Ca...
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 an...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/22/17 -- Will Andrew Bogu...
The Lakers one-upped Harrison’s big announcement this week with the signing of Andrew Bogut. The guys shared their thoughts on what that means for the team and Ivica Zubac. Plus, a bonus segment Lonzo’s shoe "remix."
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/18/17 -- What trades shou...
The Lakers’ offseason turned out pretty well, but just by looking at the roster and where Magic Johnson hopes to take the organization, it’s pretty obvious to see there’s plenty more work to do. Anthony is up to the task of finding trades to make after...
33 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/15/17 -- Is LaVar Ball be...
On today’s show, we talk about how much LaVar Ball gets covered and whether it’s too much. Anthony thinks it is, but Harrison (our cheif LaVar correspondent) disagrees.
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/11/17 -- What could Lonzo...
One of the cooler aspects of professional sports is the relationship between current and former players. Great players learn from those who’ve accomplished greatness before them. Lonzo Ball is continuing that tradition. He reportedly worked out with S...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/8/17 -- Why would LeBron ...
With all the talk of LeBron James potentially taking his talents to Venice Beach, a conversation between both sides of the rumors should probably take place. This podcast was meant to happen a while back, but then the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Ce...
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810
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/6/17 -- Mailbag: Who has ...
It's been a while since we answered your questions, so Anthony fixes that. Topics covered: Tampering, which numbers LeBron James and/or Paul George will wear and who on this team has the most to prove this season?
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 9/1/17 -- What moves would...
The Los Angeles Lakers were slapped on the wrist for tampering with Paul George Thursday, but they will still be allowed to sign him in free agency next summer should he decide to come home to Southern California. That’s great news for the Lakers, whos...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/30/17 -- How valuable cou...
The Los Angeles Lakers being as popular as they are typically means one fairly consistent thing for those who play fantasy basketball: Their players get drafted much higher than they probably should be. In mock drafts across the world thus far, that t...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/28/17 -- What would it ta...
LeBron James’ next destination remains at the center of just about any discussion about the NBA and you’ll never guess where the latest rumors have him landing. Ric Bucher reported that many executives across the league believe he’s already somehow ma...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/25/17 -- Would a teams of...
NBA 2K18 is going to feature every NBA team’s all-time best rosters and, well, what better time to brag about the charmed lives most have lived with as Los Angeles Lakers fans? So, to start the conversation, Harrison and I go over the current roster an...
47 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/21/17 -- Could the Lakers...
The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves in the middle of controversy after the Indiana Pacers reacted like a bunch of spoiled brats about losing the best player in their lame franchise’s history filed tampering charges against them regarding potential c...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/14/17 -- Should Lonzo Bal...
Well hello there, August content! The Los Angeles Lakers are still filling out their training camp roster and while additions to personnel are still interesting, frankly, it’s kind of hard to talk about that for 20 minutes. So, to offer other potenti...
35 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/11/17 -- Why is Lonzo Bal...
NBA Twitter in the middle of August can be a dark, desolate (and at times angry) place. Very rarely will discussions end with the acknowledgement that truth typically lies somewhere in the middle, and with guys as polarizing as Lonzo Ball and Kobe Brya...
72 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/4/17 -- Will the Lakers m...
It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers have a lot of centers and power forwards who are going to want minutes this season. Between Julius Randle, Larry Nance, Jr., Brook Lopez, Luol Deng, Kyle Kuzma, Thomas Bryant and Ivica Zubac, Lakers head coach...
56 min
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/4/17 -- How many games wi...
It’s nearly impossible to predict how many games a team will win in a given year, but it didn’t stop ESPN from trying. The sports network released its annual projections for how many games each NBA team will win, so hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Ir...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/1/17 -- Talking Lonzo Bal...
The Los Angeles Lakers are finally, officially in offseason mode, having essentially pieced together what will probably be their roster come opening night. As such, this offers a great opportunity to look back on what got them to this point and look fo...
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821
LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/27/17 -- How the Lakers m...
With rookies in the NBA, few things matter more than situation. Some are talented enough to overcome just about anything, but for the vast majority of players entering the league, surroundings can be the difference between reaching one’s ceiling and fa...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/24/17 -- Taking a big pi...
One of the few problems with hosting an (almost) daily podcast about the Lakers is that sometimes it’s hard to remove oneself from the day-to-day drama surrounding the team and just take a larger look at the overall state of the organization. To give s...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/20/17 -- Trying to make s...
The Los Angeles Lakers refuse to be boring, no matter the affect it might have on the hearts and souls of their fan base. Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka reportedly held a meeting with Derrick Rose Thursday, because of course they did. To start the show...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/19/17 -- Kentavious Caldw...
Los Angeles Lakers fans are abuzz with hope unseen amongst the fanbase in years, and the last 24 hours showed why. The team capped a Las Vegas Summer League title run with a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night, and quickly followed tha...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/17/17 -- Lonzo Ball is th...
The Los Angeles Lakers are on the eve of competing for a championship. Sure it’s the Las Vegas Summer League championship, but who needs that kind of minor detail to deter from the excitement currently swirling around the organization? Lonzo Ball is in...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/14/17 -- What does Caldwe...
The Los Angeles Lakers are well on their way to possibly winning their first Las Vegas Summer League championship and now have a new shooting guard, so there’s plenty to talk about in this Friday episode of Locked on Lakers. First, the guys discuss th...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/12/17 -- Thomas Bryant jo...
One of the biggest surprises for the Los Angeles Lakers at Las Vegas Summer League has been the play of rookie center Thomas Bryant, the 42nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Bryant joined hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin to discuss his succe...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/10/17 -- Has Lonzo Ball ...
Lonzo Ball had an up-and-down start to Las Vegas Summer League, with a poor-shooting debut contrasted against a triple-double in his second outing as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. To discuss whether or not they felt Ball lived up to their expect...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/7/17 -- Will the Lakers w...
The Los Angeles Lakers have been among the favorites to win Las Vegas Summer League the last several years, but fell flat out of the gate two years ago before falling apart late last season. Will this be the year the time the team actually gets it done...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/5/17 -- Which remaining f...
The Los Angeles Lakers have had the opposite of a busy offseason so far. The team has mostly sat back and contented itself to offer just one-year deals. But with George Hill signing with the Sacramento Kings, the market is quickly drying up and the Lak...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/3/17 -- How does the Thun...
The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves in an all-too-familiar spot: As free agents sign elsewhere, they are stuck sitting on their hands on the off chance that maybe, a year from now, some superstar might be coming.  Others have pointed this out, obvio...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/30/17 -- What are the Lak...
The Los Angeles Lakers have made one thing eminently clear with their words and actions since the season ended: they want a big overhaul, and they want it to happen in 2018. That goal leaves the team looking to keep its cap clear in 2017, which puts th...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/28/17 -- Is it time for t...
Rumors continue to swirl around the Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George, who is now reportedly attempting to get LeBron James and Klay Thompson to join him in purple and gold, all while the Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards and ...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/26/17 -- Don’t let the D’...
All of the upheaval and rumors over the last week regarding rumors over potential trades for Paul George and the actual trade of D’Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets have distracted from potentially the biggest thing to happen to the Los Angeles Laker...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/23/17 -- Does drafting Lo...
Heading into the NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers basically had to take care of two things: draft Lonzo Ball and trade for Paul George. The first was probably more important as it wouldn’t require giving up anything, but not accomplishing the second t...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/21/17 -- How big of a mis...
It is with heavy hearts that we must announce Harrison Faigen has been traded to the Locked on Nets podcast in order to shed some salary. His time with the podcast has been great, but in the end, we want the cap space to sign Bill Simmons in the event ...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/19/17 -- What's the most ...
The Los Angeles Lakers are suddenly in the midst of a waterfall of rumors after there were multiple reports Sunday that Paul George had informed the Indiana Pacers he planned to leave next summer, with the Lakers the most likely destination from there....
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/16/17 -- Should the Laker...
As rumors about over what the Lakers will do with their No. 2 draft pick, Harrison and Anthony got together to discuss all the various scenarios. First, they talked about what the Lakers should do if the Celtics do as rumored and take Josh Jackson. The...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/14/17 -- Could the Lakers...
Lonzo Ball’s position as the Los Angeles Lakers’ top choice has certainly wavered over the last week or so, with Josh Jackson making a legitimate charge over the span of his two workouts in front of Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and Luke Walton. The ques...
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LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 6/12/17 -- Should Lonzo Bal...
There was a report that Lonzo Ball's conditioning didn't impress the Lakers, so Harrison and Anthony discussed whether or not they thought it mattered, with medical info on whether his hamstring injury might still be affecting him from Dr. Jen. Later,...
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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...
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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...
34 min
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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...
47 min
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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...
44 min
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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...
47 min
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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
855
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...
32 min
856
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 ...
33 min
857
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...
44 min
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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...
47 min
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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...
52 min
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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 ...
45 min
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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...
51 min
863
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...
61 min
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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 ...
50 min
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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
866
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...
36 min
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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...
33 min
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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...
53 min
871
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
872
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...
34 min
873
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...
37 min
874
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 ...
30 min
875
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...
39 min
877
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...
33 min
878
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 ...
57 min
879
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
880
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...
45 min
881
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...
18 min
882
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...
36 min
883
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...
38 min
884
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...
29 min
885
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...
51 min
886
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...
45 min
887
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
888
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...
43 min
889
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...
75 min
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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...
24 min
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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...
37 min
892
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 ...
45 min
893
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...
45 min
894
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
896
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,...
35 min
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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...
19 min
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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