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Fresh update on "lakers" discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"And hopefully. Potentially making it further unlike the western conference going to even tougher lecture. Golden State's will be back with Steph, curry. Portland's going to be fully healthy. Denver is. GonNa be back. Los. Angeles. is going to be back the Lakers. They're going to be better. So. Listen. The Clippers gotTA figure it out. Because next year, you're going to be or more of a dog fight in the western. conference. But coming up next on the here on the PODCAST, you're going to get into some college basketball news disgusting that's happening in college basketball. So WanNa hear about all the updates around the college basketball LAN state. Stay tuned here on the EMC basketball podcast. Right here. Out this show built around the women of MMA, from the UFC to the.
Davis hits 3 at buzzer, Lakers edge Nuggets for 2-0 lead
"Game. Two of the Western Conference finals. Anthony Davis Pass Hits a three at the buzzer Lakers edge the nuggets for to a lead in the western conference. Finals
Fresh update on "lakers" discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"From the field and thirty three percent from three, which isn't terrible numbers. But they also are in and I quote. We gave saying Gilders Alexander Daniel Guy Now two first round picks two first round choices in two first round pick swaps to bring you aboard as a second superstar to quite Leonard, demanded as a condition of signing here numbers. Because George obviously is looked at as a star. He's getting that Blaine. He is getting that criticism because he has not showed up, win the team needed him. which is understandable. Why meeting players in the Locker Room? Do you feel some type away towards Paul George? 'cause he hasn't done much. He hasn't stepped up when needed. You. Know. In that could be one of the reasons why the cohesion on the teen hasn't been good. Between him in them. And you know you heard it a lot at the end of the year the Exit Press Conferences Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry we just didn't have chemistry. But like people say you can't be three one on someone and then say reason. Because it chemistry you got three one you got up on free one. What was that? Obviously Hey coach, doc rivers blamed the lack of cohesion to and I quote. This is what he said Gary. Washburn of the Boston Globe. You see the difference in the two teams. They've been together and we haven't. We didn't meet expectations. That's the bottom one. I'm the coach I'll take any blame for. If we had met expectations in my opinion, we still be playing. And although our numbers say we were a good defensive team, I don't think realized that part of our game at all. It was hard to watch because I've got a good group of guys I really do. Obviously. I could have done something more I think it's me no matter what I'll look at this and try to figure it out but it was very disappointing. Obviously, Gar Gar. The Williams also said quote a lack of chemistry. But he said this. We understood it that this was going to take some time. A lot of issues that we ran into talent belt out chemistry didn't in this series it failed us. This is our first year together we're a highly talented group and we came up. Short. Chemistry is something you've got to build and I thought we were moving in the right direction at the end of the year before the covert thing. In perhaps a team that both players joined the bubble late for various reasons never quite got back into game shape. Obviously, if you remember after game seven as well Mark Fury said that plenty of players said they struggled the play stints longer than three minutes an ass out of the game for breather in the fourth quarter. So, obviously, conditioning also may be cited as a potential reason why they struggle. So obviously there's a lot of stuff happening with clipping clipper lane. There's lots of reasons why there was there was struggle. People didn't play well all of that. But no matter how you slice it wasn't good enough and the thirty year old knows it wasn't good enough impala George in the clippers. No, it wasn't good enough. And like I said, the land is not excluded from either the learner supposed to be the star of this team. He supposed to be the guy and he did not play well either. You know and honestly, it will be interesting if they're able to bring everybody back on a running back because. It will be interesting to see how this team looks. Next year. In honestly. It's not the chemistry look. It's it's if they're kind of have some guys having some issues with Paul George. How was that going to look? Year. Are. They going to talk the officers? Are they going to resolve these issues potentially they could have. That's going to be the biggest thing. because. If, they don't. Then, you're going to still COSC- continue to see problems with in clipper. I mean you can talk about chemistry. and. That's one thing you see what the Lakers they have. The Lakers have chemistry they play together. They like each other as far as we know they like each other they have fun. They play together. And it, works. The clippers. Listen we've we I went on the last the last episode. The fact that they took the regular season so unserious and just did not care. They have to do better. They have to play more regular season games. They have to play together in the regular season and really figure out. Okay. What are we good at? What are we not good at how can we better take the regular season as a way to get better to get ready for the playoffs? Last year they didn't do that. They didn't take it like that. They didn't look at the regular business. Oh, let's get ready for the playoffs with the regular season. They were like. Well, let's wait till the playoffs. So then start playing our best basketball. In this figuring things out. And I think that was just not a good example. I don't think that was a good idea. And I think hopefully they've learned. From this hopefully, they've learned. A valuable lesson and we'll see how this team is four related next year. What obviously I know they're expecting to be in a much better position than what they were this year..
Anthony Davis, LeBron James power Los Angeles Lakers' win over Denver Nuggets
"In the end the game one of the Western Conference finals, Lakers Nuggets, a Lakers Pull out when I mean 1 26 1 14 game was not as close as the final score. It indicate, as they say, even though it was a 12 point when Anthony Davis led the way with 37 points, LeBron had a double double.
Fresh update on "lakers" discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"Welcome back to the GMC. Basketball podcast. Last semi. We discussed the Lakers and no good series discuss three. What happening gained three with that amazing buzzer beater at the end by Ami David's. To give the Lakers a two. Oh series lead call. Kobe you know obviously Kobe with Mama Jersey area no, but you know. He obviously, that was a big shot for the Lakers or else that would be the series B. One one right. Now, we also talked about previewing game four and I think the number actually going to bounce back and forth so. I guess this this still to me could be a very interesting series. Debra. Malone seem to make always great adjustments from game to game and I think they're gonNA make even more adjustments this game that might be able to lead into a victory. So now, we're going to switch gears in. We're GONNA go to the Eastern Conference for some people like to call the lease turn but think this year at least one. As we had also three on Saturday. Between the Boston Celtics in the Miami. Obviously the heat were up to Oh in the series, we remember all the reports about. Brad Stevens having to talk to Marcus smart and Brown and Tatum as Jalen Brown and Marcus more after game two got into a heated discussion in the locker. Room. Emotions were flaring Marcus Smart had to be escorted out of the locker room stuff was thrown. So Brad Stevens had to go ahead and talk to him had had to get it all like listen guys figured out. Obviously. They're ready for this game and they also had the return of Gordon Hayward from his ankle injury. He came back at Gordon. Hayward made legitimately change this series of the Boston Celtics because you think about it. They had three reliable scores and tatum. Kimba? And Brown Marcus smart has been giving them better officer production people thought now you have Gordon Hayward back. Now, they are almost like the heat in terms of just so many guys can score. So this series could now, with Gord, hair would be back and you definitely could feel his impacting game three. He didn't play that he only and he played a lot of minutes to it wasn't like, Oh, we're GONNA eat him back in. No. Gordon Hayward started off the bitch but he played thirty one minutes in game three. They're not production standpoint have a lot of numbers, but you could tell he was very active on the defensive in. But Boston. is able to bounce back and gangrene game one, seventeen to one, zero six they basically control the game from start to finish. Wasn't that did not let mine come back now it's a two one series Jalen. Brown led the way with twenty six tatum right behind them with twenty, five and fourteen and eight assists almost a near triple double for Jason. TATUM. As he was all over the floor Kimba hat twenty one, Marcus Smart Hat twenty, and then Gordon Hayward at six point five, four, six, we had three steals and a block. So you can see on the defensive he was very active. On the Miami Heat side Bam on a biohacking. Better Games of the entire playoffs twenty, seven sixteen. Two block three steals active all over the court Jimmy Butler had a so-so game seventeen eight crowder ten dragged Levin Doug Robinson at thirteen but title hero coming off the bench had one of his games with twenty two points. In this game with not enough as the heat fail and now the series two one. This is kind of how you expect the series to be a back and forth series. Boston bounced back Ed like I. Said I got Gordon Hayward back and so we'll see how Miami adjusts. Obviously in this game, you could definitely say you probably want to be a little more aggressive than he was. Obviously draw could had could add a better game healing two to ten from the field. Almost. His points came at the free throw line. There's a lot of time he guys that could play better in this game but. As you can tell and as you know. Like I said the series project to be a back and forth series because it just seems like both these teams are evenly matched. In Boston say came out in this game. And really play the way we expect them to play. At first. You know. They they made. Some things can walk is playing better. Obviously, we know Kemba Walker without playing initially. Tatum in Brown have been pretty much consistent with their play. Marcus smart still playing as well as he began yet, he wants to the free throw line ten times. He got to the line a lot in this game getting the Miami foul trouble. And they make it had to do out there to be scuttled. So. So really overall from his game for me. I think we have to see about. You know. We have to see..
NBA MVP 2020
"We spent some time talking about the N ba. They've handed out their MVP award. Jonathan Poe. He won over LeBron James, who said he was pissed off that he did not win or not win, but that the voting It was 86 to 15 1st Place. Votes to Yannis. OK, LeBron only had 15 votes to Johannes is 86. So we took your phone calls, Got your thoughts? I'm not upset that Johannes got the award. Not you think about the M V P and what it's been for past 30 years. It's like OK, take the best team in the regular season. Take the best player on that team, and there you have it. The M V P has not always going to the best player. I'll talk to LeBron James about that. Or not, go talk to Michael Jordan about that. The best player doesn't always get the award in tonight and upset LeBron James helped lead The Los Angeles Lakers over the Denver Nuggets in Game one of the Western Conference finals. 1 26. So 1 14. And we just took your calls. Yeah, The Lakers are the favorites. Surprisingly, there's a couple of folks I mean, one guy said he thinks the Nuggets will Make this a seven game series someone. Oh, my God. What are we playing too? Okay, here. You think these air these players don't get tied? You don't think all of the games won't catch up? This is the real world here.
Fresh update on "lakers" discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"Obviously joker play. Well, you know Murray had twenty five. I've said this Mike Boorda's the key he's been there third leading scorer both of the playoffs yet fifteen in this game. I still think he's the keys to students. I think if he can get the can give them a little bit more offensively. I think you'll be a big part of why vacant winking three and beat the Lakers. I mean listen you always know off game winning shots. Everybody always says, all of didn't hit the shot the series could have been different. But this is why we play the game because if you make the shot, this series don't have to be different. And you know the Lakers obviously. We you can tell. That the Lakers are the better team here. But never is scrappy team that that seems to make the right place at the right time. To get them back until these games, which is why they're in position. To be able to even come back. and. So you know I think that's one of the things I think that really stands out with this with this Denver team is that they have a lot of talent. They have a lot of ability and they're a team that still feels disrespected even though they beat the clippers. In their Dallas Hello. And so they can win this game making a two one series. That would definitely be very compelling television. Out Think is now if you're wondering, we'll come later as well. But like I said the broader hd two of the top five players in the game to all first team NBA players. Just don't see that happening here a little bit. But like I said, you see you see this series is going to. Be. Determined. All might loaned me what adjustments does. He makes you see. PJ dodger gave them a boost. I feel like said, Michael Porter has played well for what he's done. You Got Berry, joker. Gary Harris is somebody who's been struggling for him. Obviously. Harris played very well on the clippers series and right now he's struggling. And so he's going to need some production from somewhere. Because like I said, they're gonNA have to score to beat the Lakers team. And you can't. Always, expect joke into heavy nights even though he dig is the twelve times which was big him and I mean him and Jamal Murray both compete for twenty three froze and they may eighteen of twenty. So. They weren't necessarily from the field shooting great percentage, but they were able to get to the line which made up for it because that's one thing in this game I think Denver take out of this game like we were able to send the Lakers to the free throw line I mean not send him to the Lakers, sent them to the for line. In. So that's going to definitely be a key is to try to get the Lakers of eligible. and. They're two of the best before shooters in the game mammary joker are so. That would definitely be beneficial for them. If they're able to get the Lakers a foul trouble potentially maybe an every Davis potentially Lebron James Potentially as well. So there's definitely. You know things they can work off of in this series. That put them where they WANNA go. It's just a matter of putting it all together and letting it come out as victory. So there's there's definitely things in this game Denver can take. And in the next game plan for game three that could potentially get the Lakers some trouble. I just think it's about. What they've been doing the whole playoffs, just making those adjustments executing it for. A full forty eight minutes. They the series two one, this is a new series you know. And especially because they have this gap going on with. Eastern conference right now where they're not putting again to Wednesday. You know trying to make the series Kinda even where. It's not like Oh, the heat series could end three days earlier than. The soonest the LAKER series could end up. Getting three days extra rest for the finals where the Lakers are. You know. To like. Finally play that game four or five after the heat series is over but. You know I think it's this. Happens with Denver, Denver A, scrappy team. and. They're definitely a team that I think is going to be around for the next few years well because. Jamaal Berry Joker they're not gonNA. They're not gonNA stop being they are into moment. You only think will only get better. Like I said, if Michael Porter. Can establish himself, and be the star. That people think he can. Denver is going to be back in this position. and. The Lakers people have called this year the bronze best chance. And listen the clippers out. You maybe can say that now. But what makes you think next year they won't be in the same spot Lebron I. Don't think there's going to fall off a cliff. Eighty still going to be. I mean outside of baby the roster making a few changes I don't see this Laker team being any less of his position than they are this year to win. Obviously actually you may hope that we're back to playing regular basketball with fans but. I don't I don't see that changing either so. You know both teams I think this might not be the last time we see a boy officers between the two. And You know. Like I said this game to that pass was a great game. You know it was it was it was it was close at the end. That's.
The Heat have turned the tables on the frustrated Celtics
"Heat over the celtics heater flex into a two zero series lead. They've never lost a series when leading to, Oh, which doesn't bode well for Boston. They were down seventeen key they rally they were down a dozen entering the fourth in Game One game three, Espn Tomorrow Night Eight, pm Eastern time they can put the Celtics on the brink the grit and grind is crucial Jimmy Butler Pat Riley aligned in that way hard
Fresh update on "lakers" discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"In college. As we continue on with the NBA playoffs still ongoing with her final fourteens obviously results coming out obviously people were. Having, things happening in the League We're also talk about some news round the NBA as well. It obviously, we could also talk about some college news discussing what's happening is obviously college basketball is gearing up for their. Plans to start playing and how they're going to work the schedules out and everything like that. So we're GonNa talk about all that today on the podcast Eh you know just inform you guys don't everything's happening around the basketball landscape. You know a lot of things have happened. Lawyers keep happening. Like I said when you have one season starting up in one season coming closer to end with other teams, still making moves trying to get ready for the off season you have a lot of news next few months that we're going to have. and. So this is a great time to be a basketball fan as we have great things happening in the basketball world. So. Obviously. This segment go ahead get into the game. The last playoff game that was played between the Lakers and the Denver Nuggets. Obviously, game to bouncing back. Making this game, much more competitive game, but still lost in the end on a game winner by iffy Davis at the Buzzer over the joker. In winning the game for the Los Angeles Lakers. And that obviously capped out a great naria basketball as the Lakers one, one, zero, five, one, zero, three, and they now lead the series two. Oh, on the Denver Nuggets. I mean Deborah honestly though in the first half started out the way they started off in the first game kind of sloppy Kinda slow and they were down double digits but obviously, they're known as the comeback kids and they made their comeback in the second half and actually took lead with under twenty seconds to go in the fourth quarter. But Anthony, Davis was able to make enough plays late. Egg The buzzer over like I said joker to win the game. Joker. How one of his spine games and went thirty six and nine tomorrow had twenty five Michael Porter Fifteen And obviously everybody gave in as much as they could. The Lakers obviously got great performances from their stars. Every Davis had thirty one including the game winner the broad hat twenty six call will popat eleven Danny Green had eleven. Crew. So at nine Rondo with nine assists accused of eight obviously in all around performance all around. And you could. You could just kinda see. This Lakers team. You know very very well -CCOMPLISH very well, you know where he will put together. Prohibitive favorites in this series, this series would look way different I mean if you Davis Miss Shot it'd be one one. Now number has to find a way to get back into the series again. But. They did find something they like PJ dosier played late in the fourth quarter he played good. Miss Free frozen that which that's what you could say maybe lost game for Denver. But at the same time, he made key defensive plays and he made some plays defensively that I think Mike Malone found something in him, and it's probably going to play him more men's the next game as Mike. Malone, I have to admit this entire playoffs makes adjustments and his adjustment seemed to work. He definitely sees what the team is doing well, what they're not doing well and tries to adjust it. And that's what makes a a great coach adjustments. You Know Lakers to literally game ones the. They say fill out game for them in the previous two series. That's what they lost both. But they saw how they play. They made adjustments. and. That's what playoffs are about. It's about you have to be able to make adjustments in this league to be successful you can't. Just stay. You. You can't just keep doing the same thing. It's just going out beat the other team. You gotTa make adjustments. If you see, there's something that's been opening up that's maybe could hurt you gotta make adjustments. So I I definitely think there's some great coaching by him this entire playoffs Mike Malone. But like I said it wasn't enough in this game to give them the win everyday is one of the Buzzer. The Lakers like I said. Of favorites right now. They're the prohibited waivers to win it all and Lebron and. If feels like anything short of a championship at this point especially with the clippers out. Feels like a disappointment, but I definitely still wouldn't count out Denver because Denver is a team that is scrappy team they fight and claw, and they seem to always get key before minces from their player key players when they need them to make these games competitive and like I said, the Lakers were able to come out game with a victory. Go to own series and so game threes to be a very crucial game. We'll go ahead and preview game three. because. You, know generous Kana in a must win. If you think about it. They won. Game, one vs Utah, and they won game two of the clippers. So always going into game one, and then usually the both teams won two straight after that and then it's just like, okay, the down three one and they made their comebacks. But. In this game. And so. Obviously, when Denver's back against the wall, they've played their best. So this is actually probably the time we're actually come out and play some of their best.
Why The Clippers Collapsed
"It felt like something was happening. There is something about the emotion. Past. Was Now you've? Seen. This isn't a story. Be The athlete. It stays with you. There Sam first of all, where are you right now I'm in the NBA bubble a new home away from home inside my hotel room and Casillas number to think twenty seven, twenty two is the room number if anybody wants to. Send packages or love one of the two But yeah, this is this is why these days. How has your bubble experience been so far to be honest committed it's gotten better. The airport experience was felt more stressful than I thought it went I actually had to masks because the end ninety five that US was one of those that does not protect the other person. So I put a cloth masks over that and then I ended up doing facial as well and it was the right move except man that first day travel psychologically I, remember just getting. Into, the hotel room just going Oh, boy that was the longest day of travel. I've ever had because mentally you can't smile at people. You can't talk to people that got me off to a tough start and then it's a nice room but the windows don't open you can't have a window open. There's no balcony unfortunately, the floor when I got here had not been cleaned so I would pay some walk and have bare feet in at the end of the. Day My feet would be black and so that mentally can after four five, six days you're sitting there going man I feel like I'm in this kind of dirty box. The other stuff that the players have talked a lot about is that even if the accommodations are fairly nice, it's just the psychological restriction and lack of freedom and knowing that you cannot go where you want to go. You can go on a walk around the perimeter, but if you go that. Direction and if you even go ten feet past the perimeter, you'll get seven days a quarantine. You know the other stuff also as it's just the interpersonal relationships and the people that everybody left behind you know whether you have a family or a girlfriend or a boyfriend whatever it is all that stuff adds up to a pretty challenging landscape had a productive couple of days. I'm going to carve out a little mental health time and there's a big pick ballgame happening. This afternoon with me in a few writers. I'm getting there. Well. So speaking of all of these challenges as in the bubble, let's talk about this epic meltdown of the team, a lot of people expected to at all the clippers. mcnuggets Oregon on time La. Twenty point lead with two ten remaining. This is absolutely shocking. What went wrong with the La Against Denver I think the broadview for me would be that we always felt like this team was potentially far too transactional if that makes sense. Somebody the other day, use the word mercenaries where it's kind of like I collide Leonard Paul. George have a ton of talent and they looked very good for most of the regular season. But in the bubble, what you saw was a team that was still learning one another in a team that wants the pressure continued to be applied by these other very good playoff teams. They did not have the fabric, the togetherness that connectivity and leadership to get through that. In Game Seven, I sat about twenty feet away from the clippers bench and that meant that I watched a clippers bench that with around seven minutes to go and I think they were down around thirteen at the time they just completely look like they gave up. This is what your best players got to elevate their game. And the clippers have disappointed asphalt. From the field. Two points in the fourth quarter. And frustrated, the stock of the heads went down the talking stopped you had all of a sudden whereas earlier in the game there was a flood of support and clapping from guys on the bench and intensity and passion. You had the golf clap clippers owner Steve bomber feeling like limber fans right now. I am absolutely shocked. Give this Denver Nuggets team a lot of credit. have taken the fight away from the clippers. deservedly. So the leadership thing is what they need to analyse going forward because as amazing Kawhi is he's incredibly quiet. We know that and Paul George I don't think has really ever found his leadership voice maybe that's just not the type of personality he is. But if you compare them to that other team in La, you know you've got a dude and Lebron whose so fogel and raise on Rhonda who sell vocal and I think if I had to pinpoint one of the biggest factors that kind of led to their demise I think it would be that. you and our colleague Yvonne Boo reported on chemistry issues within the clippers back. In January, did you get the sense that those issues were still present inside the bubble? So I don't I wish I had a better pulse on that. You Doc was kind of the main voice that I heard. I went to to other practices where I would listen closely to what doc had to say, and one thing that struck me was he would very candidly talk about how they were still learning each other as a team in the middle of the playoffs I look at the whole picture and I realize we haven't been together we haven't had a lot of time together. So I get it. You had the old guard, the Lou, Williams Pat Beverley mantras hair let group that did some pretty special things and the playoffs last year and was gritty and would play forty eight minutes a night if you wanted them to. Now, they tried to integrate with Choline Paul who came with the very different script and a very different style and combining the old and the new had its fits and starts, and certainly in the end, it seems like a lot of those things out. Cherishing teams are. The more chemistry for this group. D, better. I think that's really the tell at a tape with the season just didn't have enough time together. Paul George has been vocal about the mental toll of being in the bubble a couple of weeks ago. Paul George talked about being in a dark place whatever. The bubble got the best of me. I was just in a dark place. A really wasn't here. I checked out and SAM. You've gotten a taste of what it's like to be an isolation down there. We've just talked about that. Do you feel like Paul George and the clippers were maybe hit harder by the challenges of playing in this Environment Paul for sure I mean I applaud him for his willingness to speak openly about it, and then only he knows where his head was at in the later part of the series but I'll never forget I mean right corner. He shoots that three and it clicks off the backboard George. Why office to side of the backboard left corner he barely draws rim on three George Corner three way off short. Gets the rebound Paul George. Now, just to for ten from downtown they were more shook I don't know how to explain it than any NBA team I've ever seen in a crucial moment. I've never seen anything like that. So I don't know how Paul's State of mind came into play but I do think the clippers had a really hard time getting through all that stuff. So Sam what comes next for the clippers, they have a lot of strong personalities and obviously some divisions between them can they hold it together and be titled Favorites Again Next Year you know to be determined. There's already a little bit of a growing sense or at least questions around the League of are they is there any chance they would think about blowing this out because you got to remember to why Paul signed deals they're up next summer they can get out and and when they came to the clippers. People felt like it was unofficially you know a lifetime contract because those guys have the personal connection to the area but I think we're quickly getting reminded that if the basketball situation is not right and if their work life is negative, then you absolutely can't rule out the possibility of them changing their minds. Year and maybe sounding somewhere else you know the NBA rules are when you have a superstar a year away from free agency YOU'RE GONNA probably have to take those phone calls from other teams if you're not getting assurances and promises from those players that they're not going anywhere. So they've got a lot of questions to have answered and it's going to be painful for them to watch this Lakers nuggets series knowing how close they came.
Boston Celtics Slip Up Again, Miami Heat Take 2-0 Lead In Eastern Conference Finals
"Games to nothing lead over the Boston Celtics in the N B, a Eastern Conference finals after coming back from a 17 point second quarter deficit to take game too, in the Disney world bubble by the score of one of 6101. Game one of the West Finals between the Lakers and Nuggets is tomorrow. The Tampa Bay
Los Angeles - Nothing Preventing USC, Pac-12 Teams From Playing This Season, Gov Newsom
"A very weird day when it comes to PAC twelve football future of it got earlier this morning, the big ten announced they're coming back. They're coming back on October twenty third they they're confident that with their testing and the way that college football has kind of gone over the past couple of weeks at other schools that they can safely bring kids back now you and I both gone on record saying, we don't think it's the smartest thing in the world to play college football. So I'm not saying that I want college football to come back I don't. US He really wants to play their players. All wrote a letter to Gavin Newsom but here's why I'm bringing this up the big ten and outs were coming back Larry Scott the commissioner of the pack twelve immediately she's a statement that says because of the governor's guidelines we are not allowed to practice in the state of California which means USC Ucla Stanford and cal all would be unable to practice about an hour later Gavin newsom the governor California was doing a press conference and he was asked is that true that you won't allow those teams to practice? Here's part of what newsome hadn't his answer quote. I WanNa make this crystal clear. Nothing in the state guidelines denied the ability for the PAC twelve to resume quite to the contrary. This has been a misrepresentation of the facts and quote. What is Larry Scott and the PAC twelve referencing when they say. They can't play because of NEWSOM and NEWSOM says, it's not true who's telling the truth here newsome. Governor ain't Lion Larry Scott I. I've never been a fan of I think he could screw up a ham sandwich. But I but I do think that newsome is telling the truth and I think we're at the point John Now with the big ten resuming along with the SEC in the big twelve and the ACC, I think it is time for the PAC twelve to seriously consider resume or starting the season starting it earlier. They've got access to this rapid testing program. They're able to test players in in very short order really quick tests. I don't see any reason why the PAC twelve shouldn't be playing right now the. Monroe. Saint Brown Graham Harrell Bunch of USC. People have tweeted this letter out basically to goose to newsom saying, please let us play and newsom saying, no, you're you're allowed to play. It's it's up to your it's up to your athletic directors. It's up to your chancellor's I. Think it's time to have a vote among twelve PAC twelve schools and get a season started.
Los Angeles Clippers Complete Historic Collapse As Nuggets Take Stunning Game 7
"Well. This night is going to be remembered for a long time and there's a whole bunch of different reasons why people are gonNA remember it. The laker fans have their reasons. the clippers fans have their reasons. The nuggets fans have their reasons I think I just clip. Yeah they're there It's it's rough right now. I mean I I I think any team that had duplex have experienced. What just there? That is a devastating blow, but I think I just watched. McMahon I'll see if you agree. was. An Absolute Total grade a choke. Oh, not just. All much in the three one aspect I mean that jokes who actually in the three one aspect especially in the blowing double figure leads in the last three games while choke in that even setting that aside, I'm just talking about the actual performance of night. Oh, what it only took him seven minutes in the fourth quarter to get a bucket. Yeah. Okay. We're of P. turnovers than frequent hold on hold your fire is just for a second dinner decided the backboard hold your fire for a sector. That would i. I think what I saw was that was a historic choke job and combined with a spectacular game seven performance by the nuggets or. Spectacular Three game comeback by the neck and look. Let's give the nuggets credit to straight series down three one comeback when Bo series Yokich. There's no. Yeah. But with Yokich is at minimum a second tier superstar right behind the parental VP candidates well. He was a I hear superstar in this game. For sure. He totally eviscerated Kawai Leonard in this game and really in the back half of the series but in this game. especially. Yeah I mean he he was great in this game I mean. Just. Look at the box score Paul millsap only had six points but. his buckets were huge. He played on the better six point three rebound performances. I've ever seen Jamal Murray. We've gotta get in this guy's on the Kahane's factor starting five this year forty points in a game seven. So yes. Absolutely, give the nuggets credit and we've got time to talk nice about the nuggets. But what we need to do right now is pile on the most arrogant bunch of guys. The most Arab arrogant franchises never sniffed a frigging conference finals and hey, props to the Portland Trailblazers back court for completely unloading their troll game. Warden CJ mccollum absolutely deserved to just fire away because you got Paul George and Patrick Beverley acting like they're on some frigging dynasty. They've never sniffed the conference files. Why are they act like there's some you know I mean come on now. So yes, I. I'll be honest I thoroughly enjoyed the collapse and the troll jobs that came along with it.
Sheriff issues challenge to LeBron James after deputies ambushed
"Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva making new comments today about the ambush shooting of two of his deputies in Compton over the weekend on Fox News. He repeated his challenge for Lakers star LeBron James to match the $200,000 in reward money already offered to help catch the gunman behind the attack. The sheriff says he thinks LeBron must take ownership of his words that black people feel hunted and should see you. This is a bigger problem of violence, overall, doing their own jobs through their business content. Really, It was a place that That was a phone. He did write that plane. Pastor Michael Fisher of the Greater Zion Church family in Compton tells Kayo next that he thinks the sheriff could do a better job of conveying compassion for the community. Should avoid being one sided. Well, maybe he didn't like how the bronze said it and maybe he didn't like what LeBron said. He has to admit that there is a problem. In the sheriff's department that I pray, hopefully under give leadership he will help us to be a two man. Pastor Fischer tells us he wants an advisory council set up to help relations between the Compton sheriff's Station and the local community.
Clippers vs. Nuggets picks: Who will win Game 7 and reach the Western Conference finals?
"Time time for for take take your your pick pick nuggets nuggets clippers clippers game game seven, seven, tonight tonight nine pm, the winner advances to face the Lakers. Kevin wiles. Let's start with you who wins tonight? Yeah Oh. With, the big game in joker also has a big game but I, think they put the clamps on. Jamal Murray. Also big win for the Celtics little bonus pick from Kevin wiles. Brandon. No, you gotta go with the nuggets. They have all the momentum. Don't see how you stop this team. Especially, if they're finding the basket I, think you're going to see a big game from from Harris. You'RE GONNA see a big game from Michael Porter Jr. and then we're going to see a interesting western conference finals. Bad game by Paul George Nick Right. It's the only person in America to get this series exactly right nuggets and seven from the very beginning never wavered America. We finished off tonight.
The Return of Playoff Rondo
"So Bill Game One against Houston was Rozan rondos first game nearly six months. Can you break down everything that he went through with injuries? Yeah. It was interesting because this is a guy who has been slowly it feels like kind of breaking down as he's gotten older he had two broken fingers on his right hand last year his first year with the Lakers. This year he had a calf injury. He had an aversion fracture in his right ring finger and this is all before we get to March and the shutdown from the pandemic. So the Lakers are off for four months they go to. ORLANDO. Rajon Rondo is with the team their first practice inside the bubble Lakers guard Rajon Rondo has suffered a broken right thumb in. He's expected to return to full basketball activities in six to eight weeks, he's going to undergo surgery to repair the fact fracture this week. So he leaves the bubble has surgery. He's out for another six weeks or so the Lakers have a first round series against the Blazers Rondo, comes back to the bubble and is actually cleared to play for game three against the Portland Trailblazers, he's on the court getting ready. For that Game Rondo was listed as active tonight for the Lakers but was a late scratch with back spasms that happened. So, by the time, we got to game one of the second round against the rockets. There was kind of this sense of porcelain Rondo forget about it what level, but is he just going to be healthy enough to play and be able to stay healthy to make a contribution to this team? What does he had to say about all of these injuries he basically downplayed the injuries and said that these are the sorts of things that are going to frustrate. Anyone was very frustrating injury and step back I'm my career fourteen years have. Everything happens for a reason. Obsolete man says talks we. Still for the moment but the timing of this latest injury, the broken thumb and the back spasms I think particularly frustrating for him because this is a guy whose entire reputation and career is built on playoff performance on being a guy who really ramps it up in the postseason. Early, in his career uses a second your point guard with the Celtics out of Kentucky playing with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen and Paul. Pierce and he ended up playing an instrumental role. You remember the two thousand, eight finals against the Lakers decisive blowout game. You know he had twenty one points against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers twenty one point seven rebounds eight assists six steals to give the Celtics a championship for that story franchises nearly ovation barrage. You've seen it win Lebron was in Miami. If you remember game three of these conference semi finals Rondo dislocated his elbow. Oh. Wow. Left arm hyper-extended boy. Didn't see it on that I replay certainly. Saw It there. When back to the locker room pop back in came back onto the court to help the Celtics with game. Time is pad. Rajon Rondo expired the crowd rare Boston. We've seen it time and time again in his career in these big moments, it's not superhuman. But when you take a player who is seen as a high level, but not superstar player can a hitting that superstar switch when the playoffs come then obviously a legend starts to grow. And for him did have another injury right when the Lakers were expecting to get him at his best was extremely frustrating. But the timing actually ended up working out he made it back for the second round series against the rockets and as we've seen was really no worse for the wear the Lakers got blown out by the rockets in game one. They're all going to be in a good mood tonight as the Houston Rockets when it one twelve to ninety seven. But after that, they rattled off four straight wins how much credit do you think Rondo deserves further taking that series. So easily I think you could make an argument that without Rajon Rondo certainly that the Lakers wouldn't have off the next four wins, but he was instrumental in games two and three and four also, but specifically games two and three with his performance in the fourth quarter game too. He knocked down a late jump shot to kind of hold off the rockets and what was a close game Rondo two. Point jump shot that's Rajon Rondo with a bucket right there ten points nine assists for Rondo and then engaged three. He was actually the guy who is Lebron James on the bench to start the fourth quarter in what was a close game at the start of that period he either scored or assisted on Lakers I eight possessions of that quarter to help kind of turn what had been another tight close game into a rout for the Lakers. Rondo. He'll three and Rondo hits another one largest laker lead tonight Rondo has. Been Spectacular and a nice Lee for Kuzma. This is sort of how his reputation has been built. But this also is kind of out of line with the way he's played for the Lakers over his first two years. He hasn't been the guy who has come up in the big moments or been clutch. You've seen the decline of a player who's in his mid thirties and has been in the League for fourteen years, but there has always been this belief from the Lakers that when the playoffs come that he. Would step up and have those sort of vintage Rondo performances and so what you saw was sort of this return to form that the Lakers have always promised would be there and you saw not only offensively. But also defensively when Houston started to make runs, it was Rajon Rondo who was picking up James Harden full court and pestering him into turnovers they double team Arden and get a steal and another round of bucket. That's a ten old laker run hard was trying to go behind the back Rondo was right there. In both game two in game three second-half possessions where rondos picking up James Harden. The former MVP of the league, hounding him into a turnover, taking his pocket and going the other way for layup that completely shifted momentum and those both are Lakers win. So when you look at what Rondo did in those two games, I, think you could easily say that the Lakers could have been down two. Oh, two one in the series instead of kind of romping to a five game series victory.
Los Angeles Sheriff challenges LeBron James to match reward money for gunman who ambushed 2 deputies
"Sheriff Alex Villanueva is challenging Laker star LeBron James to contribute to efforts to find the gunman who shot two Los Angeles County deputies at point point blank range. Villanueva, making the challenge during an interview on a local radio showed surprise challenge today from L. A county sheriff Alex Villanueva. He unexpectedly issued it to Lakers star LeBron James. To match or even double the reward money to find the shooter. He made that challenge during an interview on a local radio show. As we reported, the sheriff says there are two private pledges totaling $75,000. Plus the $100,000 from the county. So he's challenging LeBron James to kick in $175,000 or even $350,000 that CBS News in Los Angeles just a late update on that story.
Houston Rockets fail to stave-off elimination in loss to the Los Angeles Lakers
"So, there's a whole list of ways to For a whole host of the culprits here. Right IF PEOPLE WANNA start scapegoating or pointing fingers at the reason for the rockets. Quick Demise. This postseason I might point to James Harden just say they're fundamentally flawed because of the the style that he plays and how how hardened centric they are that I will always key on that. I but there is the Russ Hardin experiment. There's small ball itself. There's the catch all analytics failed that there's there's the camp out there who wanted to blame analytics or Darrell Blame Mike Dan Tony. It's about maybe it's about his system although I don't think they were running what Mike is usually known for. Is there one thing that stands out to you? That was that the primary culprit for why they failed this particular postseason? Well I'll answer that two ways first and foremost is that it's very hard to win an NBA championship especially coming out of the Western conference I think people forget that think how you have to beat our. You know now with Lebron James Who's arguably the best player in the League one of the best of all time he is here, Wilde Leonard whose I believe has the best. Regular season win percentage in the NBA history who may be on the verge of leading his third different team to an NBA championship is the best player he's out here and the no. Forget the team in the bay that went to the finals five years in a row they're going to be back next year and how are those are the guys you have to just to get To the NBA finals out of the West. So I think in our winner, take all society it's easy to forget that as I mentioned, I think the rockets have been arguably the second best team in the NBA over the last four five years So they are close however to answer your question more directly. The biggest concern I have like I said is on the biggest stage look. Who sometimes as an executive coach or player, and sometimes it's not that's what happened to him a few years ago in game seven when they missed twenty seven consecutive threes or whatever it was that's part of the deal that way this thing goes the way it shouldn't go. Howard. If you'RE GONNA WANNA win anything at a high level is you always have to try you always have to compete. You always have to give your best effort. Now can Houston do that? Can they answer those questions that remains to be seen and unfortunately were they new head coach coming in? I think to some extent Howard whenever next season starts it doesn't really matter what they. Do in the regular season you and I both think the Houston Rockets as you know currently constructed or very likely to be playoff team again, the western conference but the questions are going to start again when they get to the playoffs and frankly I don't think they'll be able to answer those questions until the playoffs are ending as far as did they show up and compete every night because we have two examples in the last four years where they haven't done that in the big stage and has a lot of people myself included scratching their head as far as you know why James Harden, his teammates didn't even try to rise to the occasion. Yeah it's. You lay it out correctly or I would agree with the way you laid out, which is as you start looking forward. Immediately you have to think about. All right. Well, who who are we chasing and if we assume everything stays static that Lebron Anthony Davis are still together that Paul, George is still together. The nuggets aren't going anywhere. So there's a three teams at the top. Already, the warriors could very easily and should jump back into the top four. Even Gotten to Utah or the rising mavericks or anything else yet, and at best the rockets are V before we've even gotten through this season much less the off season and getting next. Look ahead like do we know how do we? How do you forecast them's anything better than that, and that's fine. If you're young team on the rise, if you're the mavericks and you look out an next year source, maybe somewhere in the four, five, six range. That's fine. You're young team on the rise you're you're you're building as you go the rockets are you know you're built around two stars in their early thirties? And if you're if you're not going forward, then you're going backward the you're sliding and I don't know that the flexibility is there to to really rebuild around those two guys on the fly here. So I don't know whether assuming darryl still in the job because there's been doubts about that too. But whatever. Whatever the Front Office does this off-season I I do not envy especially in an Arrow or in a year with potentially a shrinking cap with the little or two zero flexibility I don't I just don't know where they go from here unless you go and start entertaining the extremes and that's trading the stars and that that might be even harder. So maybe they have no choice but to just stay on the path, try to find some bargains and hope for the best I
Los Angeles Lakers seek to keep their 'cadence' while awaiting start of conference finals
"Lakers are just chilling out. In the bubble the western conference finals will now start. Friday. After game seven tomorrow night.
LeBron James leads dominant Los Angeles Lakers into Western Conference finals
"End it. 1 1996 LeBron James With 29 points, The Lakers hit 19 threes and outrebounded Houston by 19 James Harden with 30 for the Rockets. Today.
"lakers" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"And right now the Dodgers are perhaps going to beat the Houston Astros that looks like it's a really close one top of the page right now and the Astros. Do you have a runner in scoring position? But the Dodgers are up 5 to 4. So we'll see if the Dodgers can hang in there but it would be great to see two wins over Houston on the same night by to La team. So let's go home. How about that? Let's get this thing done, especially after you know, the Astros and the cheating scandal and all that. Let's get the Lakers did have twenty turnovers on the night. Can you so the Rockets only had 12 turnovers wage. That was the worst part of the Lakers night was the turnovers. They give up 16 points off 20 turnovers. Can you imagine what this game would have been like if the Lakers had given up on more normal number of turnovers this this game would have been over even like they would have probably won by forty. I mean, we're up pretty much by Thirty and when you factor in the terminals you're talking about. Yeah like that. It's almost shocking because if you have they took care of them. A little more. I mean it could have been a 40-point lead that just goes to show you how in control we were of this game really, you know what I mean? Like it just it was a stress-free night for us all around it, you know just walk more thing on that on that balanced approach we had tonight. I love you. In fact that everybody got involved because that's much more heart. You know what I mean? Like it's easy to focus in easier to focus in when you're just focusing on cruise or somebody else. That's hot but man when everybody's doing their thing goodness gracious. Yeah. It's definitely a lot more difficult to defend on the night the Lakers shoot 53% from the field The Rock to 37% the Lakers shoot 51% from Deep the rocket shoot 27% How about that about that? I was yeah, like we beat them at their own game, you know, and the Houston got more points at the at rim side. They got to the basket much more but you know, a lot of that actually might have been transitioned now that you mention it from those turnovers to take a job. Yeah, if you're looking at this the fast break points Houston had 36 the Lakers at thirty-four. So Houston was getting some buckets in transition in the paint there. And so that adds up pretty quick. But yeah, I mean to shoot that way against jackets team, I think was pretty clear the Rockets were ready to go home the rebounding battle 5231 in favor of the Lakers. Let's go. All right. Pop out that small..
"lakers" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Lakers. Oh, they just blew out the Houston Rockets German sweep. Five games Lakers gave them one and then said no more Rockets. You guys are going home dominant performance from the Lakers in game five to take down the Houston Rockets wage to break it all down tonight. So if you're coming in from YouTube from Periscope from Facebook welcome and we're going to be taking your questions and comments and if you listen to the podcast version of this, please make sure you head over to Apple podcasts and r8000 view And subscribe to this show. We always appreciate it when you do that. My name is Trevor lane from lakersnation.com joining me tonight. We've got Chris the Masterpiece Masters before we dive into everything. Let's talk a little bit about our home. For tonight at that is manscaped guys be head over to manscape, You can get some amazing Men's Grooming products including the lawnmower 3.0 which is an amazing little trimmer that has LED light on it. So you don't make any mistakes in areas where you really really don't want to make mistakes and the best part is you guys can get 20% off and free shipping. All you got to do is use our promo code Nation twenty when you head over to manscape, so we would appreciate if you guys would go check them out Chris. Let's get into it. How you doing today, man? I'm amazing. I'm sure as I would guess you are and as I took his nation is all of Los Angeles is because we are back. We are going to the Western Conference Finals. We absolutely demolish the Houston Rockets, you know, the only time the Houston Rockets game on tonight and I was was Tony this but is when the Lakers took their feet off the gas pedal. I mean we dominate we doubled them up on rebound so much for small ball, you know, maybe it would be you dead. To have a guy over six foot seven out there, you know, maybe to collect some rebounds..
Welcome back: Lakers, LeBron headed to the conference finals
"Were 29 points. He would have 11 rebounds and seven assists for the 11th time in his career. He's going to the conference finals for the 40th time in the franchise is history. The Lakers are going to the conference finals after the game. LeBron James with ESPN Cassidy Hubbarth LeBron, You guys came out In this game with energy, but it really seems like you decided was over in the third quarter. What were the conversations like at half and how you guys came out here? We know what they did in the fourth quarter of Game four on We can't allow to repeat that happen, so we learn from it. And that's being a relatively new group together in our tent playoff game together way having a learning to fly we did in Game four and was able to bring it into the third quarter tonight. Again. Three point shooting tonight. You beat them at their own game, but how capable do you think this team is to shoot like this consistently going forward? I mean, we're sharing the ball and the ball has energy behind it. So we're getting to the pain. We're sharing the ball. Our shooter's in great rhythm, you know, So it's important for myself, 80, Ray Zhaan and Alex to make sure that we get all our shooter's shots. And then it knocked him down today. Big time. Danny KCP, you know, smooth, knocked a few downforce and No, it's just good basketball for US Lakers. They're going to the conference finals for the first time since 2010. When Colby let them How does it feel to bring this franchise back to this state? Especially this year? I mean, it's the reason I want to be a part of this franchise to take him back to a place that they were accustomed to being. And thus compete for championships. So you know it's honor for me, Tio purple and go on for us. We just try to continue the legacy and just play great basketball for fans back in l A and all over the world. This is the stage you're familiar with. This is your 11th Conference finals. This is Anthony Davis first where the conversations we're gonna have within the town What to expect in this change? Well, I mean, every game is a learned experience for us. Like I said, This is all tonight was our 10th game together at the new group. New coaches have new system and everything so Every game has another opportunity for us to get better. No matter if it's the first round, second round conference finals in that we just we want to continue to build and I feel like we've gotten better from Game one against Portland game Timber. Susan would continue that. You know, whoever we play between the Clippers order nuggets that would give our civil good chance chance to advance wants. Thanks, LeBron series win his Cassidy Hubbarth through the air with LeBron James. She works for ESPN. LeBron James plays for the Lakers. Kevin want to with you in our studios with the MBA Tonight postgame still powered by five hour energy shots. Occurs when it won
Houston Rockets' House booted from bubble for violation
"Rockets Rockets player player has has been been kicked kicked out out of of the the Orlando Orlando bubble for safety violations. Fox News Matt Napolitano has the story the end before removing Houston Rockets for Daniel. How's junior fromthe Walt Disneyworld campus Friday after an investigation into a violation of the bubbles, health and safety protocols, according to reports House was accused of bringing a covert 19 testing official into his hotel room for multiple hours earlier in the week flagged as an unauthorized guest. Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni just focused on staving off elimination Saturday against the Lakers in that, but We're gonna play for no other Houston players or staff had contact with the guest or were found to be involved in the incident. Man. Apollo
Houston Rockets' Danuel House leaves NBA bubble after guest violation
"Rockets? Has been told to leave the NBA's campus bubble in Orlando after it was found he had violated the league's health and safety protocols. The MBA determined that house had an unauthorized guests in his hotel room for multiple hours three days ago. As a result, House will leave leave the the bubble bubble and and will will not not play play again again for for the the Rockets Rockets this this season. season. Rockets Rockets play play the the Lakers Lakers tonight. tonight. President President
"lakers" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"The Masterpiece Masters has the night off of Sheffield Junior still recovering, but it's never really just me. Like I always say because it's me and all of you. I'm going to be taking all of your questions and comments and I've got a special surprise for you guys tonight because we are doing a giveaway. I'm going to throw them up on the screen right now. I'm giving away three of these the lakersnation.com Mamba forever license plate frame. So I'm going to be picking some comments back to give these away to people who are commenting went to pick three of them and give those away. We'll see if we can get some good ones in there. The only requirement is that you have to be a resident of the United States you have to be in the u.s. You have to be also a follower our subscriber of our Lakers Nation YouTube channel. So those are what you need to the requirements. You have to meet in order to win this you just have to be one of the three questions. That are picked for tonight's show. So plenty to talk about the Lakers beat the rockets and now have a 321 series lead and don't get me wrong. I thought this thing was done. I thought it was over and the next thing you know, it's a seven-point game in the fourth quarter and the rockets are coming back and I'm just thinking no this is not happening. This is not happening and then the Lakers pulled it off and I took it down to 5 and then our guy Alex Caruso hates the big three puts the Lakers back up sigh of relief right? I was on the edge of my seat the early part of game, but you know what the Lakers were able to get them felt pretty comfortable most of the way and I can say that even through the first quarter when the Rockets were keeping things close. I wasn't that worried and I'm not sure what it was exactly during the previous games. I was on the edge of my seat for everything every little call every every basket everything but I was keeping a super close eye on I was super worried about every rotation this game didn't have that field after the first quarter. I went. Oh, they've got this and I'm not sure what it was that giving me that impression. I'm sure off of you felt the same way. I think it might have been the body language of the Rockets the Lakers defense once they locked in to me it felt like the rock is just kind of went. Okay, we're going to go home because that's really what we're at. Now. It's a 3-1 series lead we're done. We're not and look. I know it's not done until it's done. We've seen teams blow 3-1 series leads before it's happened. Right but not watching this game. It's hard to imagine the Rockets coming back the Rockets. They they look like a team that is just they're they're out of fuel Rockets are out of fuel. That's what we're seeing out there once a month. Lakers went small and smothered them with their defense that just took all the life right out of the rockets. And once the Lakers made sure that they weren't able to get open looks from 3 because that's really the life of this Houston team is their ability to change it open threes. And because the Lakers are have been doing a decent job of preventing them from getting those open threes with a smaller lineup and I'll talk about that in just a second that's taken some of the energy away from the Rockets these teams who live and die by the 3-pointer they get a lot of energy when they're able to get open looks and knock those in they see the ball going through the basket. They start feeling good that picks up the intensity of their defense and the.
"lakers" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"And Rondo and a lot of cases was the guy switching Lakers defect calling it out on the fly. So that was cool to see. Yeah, I like that. how they mixed it up like that tonight. I think that was good keep them guessing and they caused a lot of turnovers for the Rockets. I think in the end zone. Yep Yeah a hundred percent. All right, let's take a couple more questions and then we got to get into the Master Lock of the night. So hope you've been thinking about this one Chris few more questions that we're off the Master Lock of the night. Okay, somebody just mentioned JaVale is getting x-rays as we speak. So hopefully that is accurate. I haven't hopped over onto Twitter. So please okay. Yeah, so hopefully he is. All right. Yep. Hey, this is a good one. Somebody said Rondeau is + 28. That's incredible. Yeah, how about that? Do you believe in unlikelihood playoff? Rondo leads the Lakers and plus minus a plus a 28 on the night. Second-place Markieff Morris and LeBron James tied at + 50. Wow, man, like why you know what Rondo really shut us up in your life. And I I'm not saying that I would you know that first game we just all felt like it was too many minutes for Rondo just coming back. You know what I mean? It wasn't me get personally gets wrong. I don't dislike Wanda like you do travel pass. Come on Chris. I know dislike Rondo, he's fine. He said he's a nice. He's very smart. he's a smart guy he knew him and all that but but yes. No, I just I hate Rondo and I you know, I hope he's terrible and avenge him every single game now. I do love Caruso and I had a love that's what else you know Lakers Nation knows that we all know this song. No, I was glad to see Roswell. Yeah, you're one step closer. We're one step closer to that playoff Rhonda. We're one step away from Jersey. Props Orondo for tonight man. Like I was just the point getting to is Rondo, you know, like yeah, it wasn't just us a lot of people have been critical of Rondo, especially even in that last game. He had like this month this bad shop all by a turnover that got all over Instagram but like, you know running really shut everybody up and did a great job tonight and maybe we want him to be successful. Nobody dislikes Rondo here, we wash be successful. And of course, we want playoff Rondo and we want forever to have buy a platform to Jersey. So we are on our way. Yes, I would would love to have buy a playoff run New Jersey. That would be amazing. So I'm getting a few questions in here rubber Gonzales. Hey Trevor as a too early to talk about re-signing Rondo. Okay, so contractually Rundle has a.
"lakers" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Game through Sunday night Lakers are are coming in that one. All right, I sure hope so. I hope the like your show up in game. In game seven, somebody's mentioning the Kobe jersey saying the Lakers need to play in the Kobe jerseys every single game. I saw and I can't confirm this. I saw somebody talking about on Twitter though. And so I'm going to put this in the category of a room right now, but it was that the Lakers will be wearing the mama jerseys for the next game. Beautiful. I would love think after that last performance. I mean it should Inspire them and I think it does inspire them and inspires us and they look good. So I mean all those are all winds that are so hopefully absolutely absolutely let's wear them. All right Chris. Are you ready for the Master Lock of the night? I think I'm ready for the master Wok of the night. All right, here we go guys. We're going to get into the Master Lock of.
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"Whoo-hoo. Indeed, Kobe gotTa love that Lakers win gentleman sweep four games to one take out the Portland trail. Blazers. The series is over the Los Angeles Lakers are on to the second round I. Love Guys. My Name's Trevor Lane for Lakers nation, dot com, your home for everything Lakers. We're GONNA. Talk all about the game. You just saw the Lakers win over the Portland Trailblazers in game five. We're going to talk about the highs which there were in the last few minutes we're going to talk about the lows which will happen pretty much the rest of the game and everything in between we're also going to, we're going to dive into the stance to we're also going to get into some of your questions, your comments on you're joining me from facebook from periscope from Youtube welcome in. Appreciate you guys joining me tonight just me but again, I always say it's not really just me. It's me and all of you we're going to be talking about everything going on here and I know I know Chris the masterpiece masters is watching live here. He I'm sure is going to be texted me as we go through it's got my phone out just in case he sends anything. Anything in that, we need to go over. He actually had a match tonight in Texas. So obviously, he did he did well there, and so that's great. We're going to dive into everything that we need to talk about for this one. But again, the most important thing the Lakers are under the second round the second round of the playoff semi-finals. Here we go. Lakers or they're gonNA. Love it. So, let's talk a little bit about just the game flow first of all. So going into this one, this is one of those games where I said, it was going to be an energy thing going in fact, I wrote a piece for Lakers nation Dot Com all about the keys to victory for the Lakers and I talked about how this is the type of game where you give a team energy they will take advantage of it and next thing you know you've got fight if you come out in this game thinking, okay the series over we're up three. To one, we can just Kinda coast they're missing their star Damian Lillard and you let down and you are not sharp. You're going to have a challenge on your hands and that's what we saw tonight you'd C. J. mccollum went bonkers in the Lakers looked like it was so different you could visibly tell win the Lakers were trying versus when they weren't I mean their defense was not what we're used to seeing and then at the very end they just kind of okay we'll try again it was just this game of burst for the Lakers where it felt. Like they push down the gas pedal a little bit got a little bit of a lead said, okay cool. We can coast now let off a little bit next thing you know the blazers catch up Lakers say okay we'll have to try a little bit again. Let off again same thing blazers catch up they just never put them away and that's on one hand. That's not a great thing that's not a good quality you WanNa see in a team you want teams that are GonNa have that killer instinct get up by twenty get up by twenty five whatever..
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"There's not a ton of major offense and mistakes that I think our offensive changes that we're going to see the blazers making this next round in his next game. I. Think they're GonNa wind up just doing what they can to get lillard going because that's kind of what they have to do. That at the way, the Lakers out the way they're playing defense on the guards been pretty effective more effective this game obviously than the last but you know they've been really kind of shutting down you know and back giving him an open lane to the basket, and like you said, closing out on shoots so Yeah I mean that's the Lakers defense has been very good but the Lakers defense has been very versatile as well. They've been doing what they need to do in order to you're not gonNA contain Lillard, but at least make life tough on him and same thing with mccollum they've been doing what they need to do there and that's part of that is credit. Danny. Green. Part of that is credited contagious pope to Alex Caruso. They've been doing a nice job and this blazers team like we said I feel like they are slowing down a little bit especially. Tonight, we saw like they're looking a little bit tired and with games coming every other day, there's not going to be a whole lot of time for them to really really rest up. Let's see eljay cares from facebook. Say congrats Detroit Chris for doing a job. And Hey, it's Trevor's Tattoo is lit to. Show us. Well that's is my sleeve in progress. So it's I'm working. I'm working on I. GotTa do this next. That's coming next but I think not till December my next appointment is so working on it. Stephen Lopez here's an easy one. Chris Stephen Lopez from facebook says, are you a Lakers Fan Chris? Why brother I bleed purple and gold born and raised in Los Angeles going back to the showtime era with magic and that whole thing. So yeah man I'm a born and raised Angelino and a lifelong Laker fans..
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"Is the Yup here's the recipient of a master lock and Ivan have to do it because the Lakers went on the floor and they master like the heck out of debut Bullard. So kudos the Lakers for that we are looking like ourselves again, and Damian Lillard is out like. I like it. I. Like it so so Damian Lillard. But you didn't even have to go there and do it the Lakers did it for us and now? Damian Lillard? Yeah. By the way we hope he heals up and he's just fine with his finger and all that we don't want to see him injured. But yeah, the Lakers definitely put the master lock on Damian. Lillard tonight, he is a very deserving recipient People are reminding us make sure you do the match lock of the night we did. Oh, people are saying master lock of the night. It should be Danny Green ouch. Ouch. Come on. Let's keep. Let's not give it to a laker tonight. That's that's that's too easy to I. Mean He's technically we started doing the segment earlier. You would have already been the recipient of like ten of them, right so I just feels natural to give the Lakers all the.
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"There were a couple of times where he grabbed a rebound tonight where I went. Wow that was that was just a pure hustle rebound that he that he pulled down to. That's that's Alex Caruso. That's him. In a nutshell we shot one of four. All four shots were threes made one of them. Five boards three assists one steal so solid performance from him over all. I. So here's a comment coming in and I'm sorry I can't. I can't read the name here. I would just absolutely butcher it, but it's from periscope says can't wait for the game adjustments for next game. All right. So here's the thing. Oh we're get comments coming in from facebook that are agreeing with you. Chris. Saying they love crucial heart. The adjustments. That's the thing about the playoffs is one team of US than the other team adjust to those adjustments, and then there's adjustments to the adjustments to the adjustments AAC back and forth. So Portland is GonNa do some things to try to counter with the Lakers did tonight and I didn't think of the Lakers did a lot a lot of things different on the defensive end of the floor tonight I thought they stuck. With what was working and it worked again, I thought there was more energy. There was a little bit more focused to getting out to shooters paid off for them. The Lakers on the offensive end, they did work to make sure they were getting Anthony Davis touches below the free throw line same thing with Lebron James. We sell the Brown in the post with shooters all around him and that opened up a lot of spacing. So I would be surprised to see Portland throws some wrinkles in like if I may. Anthony Davis and if I'm the Lakers coaching staff I'm probably expecting the double team to come hard next game. Yeah I mean it seems like especially after eighties performance tonight I mean that would be the most sensible adjustment because he doesn't always make great decisions out of a double team sometimes he gives up the ball or those of all the way so. That's a good point I would. I. Would expect especially again thirty one points tonight and just the way he kinda commanded the floor I don't think you have a choice but to. Try, to take that away from the Lakers. So we'll see how they can do with that. Yeah. Yeah that that's it. Exactly. That's it. Exactly. The anytime of team's GonNa take something away from you. They're going to give up something else. So let's say they do Double Team Anthony Davis if Casey is hitting his threes if Danny Green gets going, they could really punish the blazers for for doing that and speaking of punishing the Blazers I was so so happy to see the Lakers punish the blazers for running the two bags most teams don't do that right now why?.
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"Don't think that's in doubt right I mean we were heading into this game talking about changing up the starting lineup that's out the window right now you are not changing the starting lineup after what we just saw. Correct. Yeah I mean Casey. He was Kokin man I mean that was our biggest problem with the last game man by. The. starting lineup was cooking. They didn't have a slow start I mean are only was like a our we. How can we not? Score a basket in the first five minutes. What's going on with Danny Green you can't have. Grown greenstone playing well. So if you can't have Danny, green and kcpt not playing well because. Of Our guard right you know really really kind of his lungs. One of those guards it's Kim when it comes to it because you know the broad being forward. Thinking forward I guess you know you just need one of those guards token not seems like we'll be all right. Yeah. Yeah. That's it. You need one guy at least space the floor while and you saw the difference that it made. So Portland Strategy in game one and we went over this last night but Portland strategy in game one was to pack the paint, make the Lakers prove. They can hit shots because they've struggled making shots in the bubble it worked for Portland last game the Lakers shot fifteen point six percent from three. So they put it in whiteside and together as a twin towers dual in the Lakers could not punish them. For it, they didn't hit open shots. Tonight was different tonight they knocked down the open shots and suddenly you saw things start to open up the middle because the blazers defenders went. Oh No KCPT's spotting up from behind the ARC I'd better get out on him instead of Oh they're spotting up from behind the ARC. Let them shoot because they're missing anyway it changes everything an open things up for Anthony Davis to work in the paint opens things up for Lebron driving driving to the rim. It's. It's so so critical for the space in the modern NBA that you've got shooters that can spread the floor and tonight the Lakers had that but. We do need to talk carols are Bono said tonight was magical to be honest. Yeah..
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"On Nurkic, and here's the other thing that means nurture going to have to guard Anthony Davis and if player that you're trying to. Get into foul trouble and so forth. That's why I'm kind of. You know that's why I was Kinda emphasize eight. He's gotta be the most aggressive player because if he's aggressive one, he's aggressive. This team's completely different but has been nice look at his last name against Memphis You know that in that plane game that's such a different dynamic that he offers and it's not like. He has no skill is just a lanky big man. No, he's got skilled knows how to properly score around the basket knows how to. kind of anticipate rebound. So that's a that's a great great advantage for them that came into the season. Now, they still have no shot against Anthony. Davis even with nurture no no absolutely not Anthony Davis Lithonia Davis isn't than the Lakers might be a little bit of trouble, but I would fully expect him to dominate I. He's way too quick for Turkish to deal with them That's I'll be looking forward to that match up in there and I'm expecting big big things out of a deep. Let's talk about the other guys you know the Lakers did. Did a nice job surrounding. Lebron James and Anthony Davis, with veteran role players, you've got guys out there a like Danny Green Bringing Back Casey p. All these Alex. Caruso though he's not really a veteran does have some experience under his belt and he's a guy that can get out there and floor and do some things for you. Now you bring in Dion waiters you bring in market more as is there anybody you're looking to that? You think should really shine in these matchups against the blazers of out of those other role players I expect Caruso to have a good series for the Lakers Lakers need somebody kind of feisty like him. Somebody that will give effort on both sides of the ball for a team like Portland that doesn't really play that good at defense I could see him. Around the basket to get a couple of buckets defensively I could see being very useful dion waiters maybe waiters get some opportunities here to kind of get. A Rhythm Perspective Lakers these guys can kind of create for themselves. Those are probably the two guys that jumped out to me Now he's GonNa be can Lakers get stops on the other end? You know you're humping Damian LILLARD has a couple bad shooting nights, but I would say Caruso Caruso specifically I. I think Caruso can be kind of a thorn in Portland back. If you put it that way, you can be one of those players that you don't really scout. You don't pay too much attention on but rowdy forty, forty, eight minute game. He could present problems that may be just didn't anticipate. We're GONNA come from him. That's a great point. He makes he just makes flat out winning plays and sometimes they don't show up on the box score. You see like, Alex, Crusoe has zero points, but then you look at the plus minus and he's a plus fifteen or something like that..
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"If one person gets hit it. To. Control. A G with the Lakers in Anthony Davis I'm sure there's GonNa be a lot of teams that say, well, let's try and stop Anthony Davis or it's just a D. that gets his most likely. You're GonNa Tried Soft Anthony Davis and let players Casey Paean Caruso beat them It's going to be a challenge for these Lakers guards no question about. It only thing travel. You know if you really think about it the the Portland Trailblazers have pretty much played nine postseason games. I wonder if they're just I wonder if they're a little tired I wonder if if just for them to get to this point, took a little bit a little wind out of their sales where the Lakers should be fresh. Yeah. That's a great point. I was talking about that. The other day Damian Lillard had a post game quote after the Grizzlies after they took out the grizzlies where he said you know we didn't fight as hard as we thought in order to get here just to to give up essentially on paraphrasing there but but they really have had to. Fight from day one in the bubble, they've played every single game like their lives depend on it because it did I mean they were going home. If they deserve those games Lillard has averaged forty two minutes per game mccullum has averaged forty one minutes per game. That's a lot of minutes. I'm the Lakers I'm doing everything I can to at least make. Life difficult on them, sending waves of defenders at them so that you hope by the fourth quarter, their legs are shot. I think there is an advantage there that perhaps the Lakers can seize upon but let's flip things around for just a minute here Alan. You mentioned that he Davis in defending him of teams have been doubling him on the. On the cash and so that has been a fairly effective strategy so far but we know Zach, Collins is going to be out of game one for Portland. He's dealing with some health issues. So if you're the Lakers, what are you doing to try to get a d. going and do the blazers have anybody who has any hope of of stopping him? The don't I. Don't think they have any chance by the way I. Don't know who's GonNa Stop Lebron James, and if you see how many points. If you see how many points the blazers are giving up They're not playing any defense so I think right now..
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"Go check them out joining me today we have Alan Leeward from ESPN follow me on twitter at Allen's Lihua Allen made. It's been too long. How're you doing? is going on I mean, did you say we have first round of of MBA playoffs coming up I it still doesn't register to me not all there for me. Yeah it's crazy. It's been six seasons somehow since we've seen the Lakers in the playoffs. I'm Giddy. At this point I can't believe that we're finally here through everything through covert and everything else that we've seen. Now the Lakers are back in the playoffs and they've got to deal with the good pretty good Portland Trailblazers team. I love it. Actually you know it's it's kind of interesting as a fan. You always WANNA. You know we could say, well, you don't want the easiest path. You know you'll hear that a lot and I'm a Mike Nive I've been pretty good with the Lakers if we can get an easy path couple couple matchups that are favorable to us we'll take them but I know what it was I feel like the Lakers need the blazers in the first round like I feel like they need a little bit of a wake up call to kind of. Just, get go. You know we've been. We know they've been in Orlando now for Lyle, but at the same time on, really had much to play for. So I have I. Think we're in for some good basketball in the next couple of weeks. So you're of the mindset it sounds like Allen that you think that they will raise their games up to the challenge that the blazers bring being Damian Lillard and CJ mccollum I've been been thinking along. Gave me the easiest past path to the finals. GimMe the grizzlies or whoever, and I'm beginning called out quite a bit by Lakers fans who have been saying saying, no if you're a true shape and you should be able to deal with anybody but I liked the your take your you're looking at the positive side thinking this is what's GonNa Kinda snap the Lakers out of the funk that there were only three and five in bubble play. Lie I don't think you know was Memphis in the first round. Travel where you'RE GONNA get up for that for I mean just from like a fan perspective. Yes we're going to enjoy it but you're thinking about from a player's perspective where they going to jump out of bed tomorrow morning and say, Wow, it's playoff basketball like our lives are on the line I. Don't think they were having Poland kind of changes that for them you know Portland's been i. Don't have to vote the way they've been playing what they had to accomplish to obviously just get to where they are and be a part of the postseason but I'm okay with it I think it's GonNa be I like the fact that we're going to get right out of the gates of good exciting. Basketball Lakers left to be on top of their game the guards are GonNa have.
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"Lakers flying so low tonight. No Gary Sheffield. Chris the masterpiece. Masters those are off doing some other things Chris Masters actually I'm so excited for. He found a gym that was opened that he can get into. He's like a kid on Christmas time for for for Chris Masters, so he's got to be there working on that getting ready to get back in the ring, but as always there's never really a solo. Solo show here on the Lakers Jason. podcast live because it's me and all of you. I'm going to be taking all of your questions. All of your comments alive as we talk about the Lakers chances in Orlando Anthony. Davis had some recent comments about that. We're GONNA. Talk a little bit about Lebron Anthony Davis getting back to training Alex Caruso looking jacked. He looks like Captain America I'm talking about like the full captain America not puny little Steve Rogers. He looks like post super. Soldier Serum. Captain America. So, what does that mean? We're GONNA. Talk About Dwight Howard situation. All kinds of stuff that we're going to dive into plus some really interesting comments from Frank Vogel about what the Lakers rotation could look like tons of things to dive into as we prepare for basketball to comeback. Quick Reminder guys make sure you are heading over the Lakers nation dot com for all the latest and don't forget to go subscribe to the. The Lakers nation Youtube Channel. It's like it's like my baby over there. I'm working on that. You guys know this. The show streaming live there as well as periscope and facebook. I'm trying to get that subscriber count. We're almost at that three hundred thousand mark, which has been a goal of mine, so make sure you guys go hit the Lakers nation youtube channel and subscribe if you guys are coming in from facebook from periscope. From, Youtube, welcome in appreciate. You guys joining me tonight you as we've been doing this. Every single Monday and Thursday night nine PM Pacific time the entire time things have been shutdown just to a little bit of normalcy. Have a chance to talk some Lakers basketball so I'm already seeing all kinds of questions and comments that are coming in. We've got some coming in from facebook from periscope from From Youtube as well. People asking if they can get my. Shirt my wife actually got for me, I got this one for Christmas so This is not one of the official Lakers nation shirts like the La Brown shirt that usually see me wearing, but I don't know felt like rock in this one right now, but let's start off talking.
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"Hello, Lakers nation welcome in overlain here for Lakers nation dot com, your home for everything Lakers today. We get to talk about rumors a conspiracy theories. That's right. Put Your Tin Foil Hats Q.. The X. Files Music. Let's go. Are the Lakers holding secret practices Gosh I? Love it. Guys make sure before we dive into it. The you subscribe right here to the Lakers nation Youtube, channel, and then ring the notification bell. Bell right there. Get notified every time we have new videos coming out all right, so the rumor comes from Celtics. Lover Himself Bill. Simmons starts this this comment all right. This was on a podcast that the Lakers are holding secret practices. Here's what he said Have you heard there's this L. A. Room right now that I haven't been able to crack of all the Lakers are playing at some rich guy's house. That's what he says Kay. Jj, rediker, who is on the podcast with him, said all right, so in regards to the Lakers, I've heard similar things, obviously nothing imposed on social media, supplying us with the evidence that we need, but there is a gentleman I. think is houses in Belair. WHO has a staple center replica in his backyard? He goes on to say my assumption is those guys are working out there. That would make a lot of sense. Okay, so this is spread quite a bit and the first thing I want to know is that Jj Redick says my. My assumption not that he's heard. They're working out there that he's assuming they're working out at that particular location now first of all, does that exist? Yes, hundred percent eight exists there is a guy named Steven Jackson and he does have a home in biller that has a replica staple center, floor, full-court, bells, and whistles. All of that NBA teams have been known to work out there the sun-sentinel how to story from years ago on the Miami Heat practicing their right teams. Go there. They use it it. It's available. It's known as location so. Jay rettig and you're thinking. Where could the Lakers be going? That's probably the first place. They'll pop up in your mind if you know you know. Hey, training centers are closed. The training facilities not not acceptable, so it would make a lot of sense and we've also heard that Lebron. James and Anthony. Davis have been scouring the area for places for the guys. Guys to work out, and so if you if you are Lebron, if you're a D and you're looking for a place to get the Lakers or workout in that would probably be the place to go, so that makes a lot of sense now. Are they keeping things secret? Keep it off social media. Yeah, that would also probably make a Lotta sense to do. But is it a full team workout well first of all, Bill? Simmons said all the Lakers no one hundred percent, not true one hundred percent. Why am I so confident? That goes Dwight. Howard is not there and he's not the older one, but we. He's the one we know. He's been in Atlanta. That's where he was was doing his social distancing. Himself Isolating Dwight. Howard has not been in La, so he's clearly not so it's not all of the Lakers. It's not truly a full team practice, and the other thing that I wanNA question is. Is, it just hey. The Lakers have been working out there. And suddenly that rumor of your played, the telephone game turns into all the Lakers at the same time. Work out because that's what Simmons is kind of insinuating here or implying here, is that all of the Lakers were working out at the same time, which would be in violation of NBA rules. Isn't it also possible that Lebron was able to get the guys into? Into this gym and they have one or two guys. Come in at a time. Sanitize the place when those guys leave, and then more guys come it like that's also possible, and you would still be able to start that rumor that hey. The Lakers have been practicing 'cause that wouldn't necessarily be untrue, but they could have been following social distancing guidelines and still getting in. That's still that's still plausible but is it also possible that the entire teams been going in there and working out sure and if you're if you're the Lakers new looking for the motive? This team needs all the all the edge. They can get right. They've already lost homecourt advantage that exist anymore. That's gone as soon as you go to. Orlando and everybody's playing on the same courts. There is no homecourt advantage out the window. They worked so hard for that all season, the number one seed in the western conference and it's gone. Just think about a potential match up with the clippers you would. Would have had essentially seven home games for the Lakers. Yeah, there would have been a dozen or so clippers fans in the crowd, but that would be about it right. It will be seven home games for the Lakers now instead you get to play in an empty arena with no fans. That's going to be Irian quiet and all of that it's Leonard. Dream right. That's the situation that you're now in. And there are some people who say Oh homecourt doesn't matter. If you good team should win, no matter what homecourt does matter unless you're the Sacramento Kings in its game, seven homecourt absolutely matters so the Lakers have already lost something so would it makes sense for them to be looking for some other kind of edge to give back that advantage possibly possibly right if they've been getting work in and other. Other teams have not and they're able to keep their chemistry. They're able to keep the momentum that they had four months ago. Almost then, yeah, look at that might make sense to as a as a plausible thing that the Lakers could do. There've been pictures of Lebron. James going at open run workouts. Ben Simmons is there as well. Alex Caruso has been been playing in gyms and things so. Look if they pulled it off. Okay, we'll see what happens. Hopefully it allows the Lakers to keep their chemistry as they head towards the NBA playoffs coming up on July thirtieth. Let me know your thoughts. Guys have the secret workouts. Really been taking place fired off the comments down below. Don't forget to follow Lakers. Nation.
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"Appreciate you joining US tonight. The Lakers are back. The NBA is back were thrilled. We can't believe is finally here. The Lakers back. We're GONNA talk all about that. We're going to talk about the Lakers playoff race. We're going to talk about the teams. They might be playing that race for the eighth seed, and a first round matchup, most likely with the Lakers. We'll talk about Lebron's playoff quest everything else, but don't forget guys. Make sure you are heading over to Lakers nation dot, com, your home for everything Lakers, and if you guys have any questions, comments, you're coming in from Youtube from periscope. You're coming in from facebook. Throw your questions. Your comments at is we're going to be taken a live tonight. Joining me as always we've got gary. Sheffield Junior. The masterpiece masters I'm fired up. I'm ready, guys. This is awesome. It's about time right Major League baseball, just wetting the bed and it seems like Adam..
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"The Lakers, let's say, the Lakers wind up picking the Houston Rockets right as a team that they're going to go up against they pick them as in the third round or something, and now the rockets. No the Lakers want to play them and feel like they can beat them, and they're gonNA. Feel slighted by that. That and so you're GonNa get an energized rockets team to go up against, and not saying the Lakers couldn't handle them, because they certainly could. But what happens if James Harden is is angry and he goes off for sixty points, which is certainly within the realm of possibility, or say you get the blazers and Damian Lillard erupts like he did for that. What nine ten eleven game stretch earlier in the season? Next thing you know you're on the outside of the group looking in again. I liked the idea on the surface. It's exciting in general for the NBA. It would be a cool idea, but for the Lakers. No, you want things to stay as they are. You want them to keep every advantage possible, and here's the thing the have already lost something. The Lakers the bucks they have already lost court. Advantage of all the teams are housed in Orlando Home Court. Advantage is gone. It's gone. Gone and we've already seen weird things happen happening in the German Bundesliga because they're playing in front of no fans, and there is no real homecourt advantage anymore so with that being the case with no homecourt advantage. I don't WanNa see the Lakers lose anything else I. DON'T WANNA see any other increase in the probability of an upset more than what we already see just by losing homecourt advantage, so that's. That's why this is a terrible idea for your Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA as a whole i. get the appeal, but for the Lakers. This would definitely be bad. News wouldn't be the end of the world would still be some exciting basketball. They can still prevail, but in general I am against this idea for any of the top teams, and especially for your Los. Angeles Lakers because that's the team we. We care about all right guys. Let me know. Your thoughts fired off in the comments down below. Make sure you subscribe right here to the Lakers nation youtube channel bring that notification. Get notified every time we have new video coming out, and of course don't forget full Lakers, nation across social media at Lakers, nation on twitter and facebook at Lakers, nation official on instagram till next time. See you stay safe..