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Dedicated to the Study of Lakers Basketball. Hosted by Pete Zayas, Darius Soriano & Mike Trudell.

Laker Film Room - Dedicated to the Study of Lakers Basketball Pete Zayas

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Dedicated to the Study of Lakers Basketball. Hosted by Pete Zayas, Darius Soriano & Mike Trudell.

    Conference Finals

    Conference Finals

    Pete, Darius, and Mike discuss the Game 1's of the Conference Finals, highlighting the challenges the Mavericks posed on both sides of the ball for the Wolves and why, even in game they gave away, the Pacers have some positivity to build on vs. Boston. And then later the guys talk about LeBron and Anthony Davis being named to All-NBA teams.
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    • 46 min
    New Blood

    New Blood

    Pete, Darius, and Mike discuss the conference finals matchups, the through-line between the different teams and the success they've had making it this far, the Wolves taking down the Nuggets, and their initial thoughts on who has the edge in each matchup. 
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    • 44 min
    Defensive Identity

    Defensive Identity

    Informed by the 2024 playoffs, Pete, Mike & Darius continue their discussion about Lakers roster building, centered around building an defensive identity, the importance of meshing that with the defensive scheme of the new coach, the best utilization of Lebron on defense in his 22nd season, acquiring a defensive swing man, how Jarred Vanderbilt fits into this, the importance of having more athleticism at the guard spot & more.
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    • 44 min
    Finding Force

    Finding Force

    Pete, Mike, and Darius continue their discussion about the Lakers roster construction by debating the merits of chasing an on-ball guard vs. a pursuit of more defense and rebounding from the wing, whether the Lakers need an infusion of perimeter athleticism at the guard spot, and why chasing higher perimeter usage should not come at the expense of featuring Anthony Davis more. 
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    • 42 min
    Star Guards

    Star Guards

    Pete and Darius debate the pros and cons of chasing a high-usage guard this offseason, diving into the skills and traits this player would need to have to be the right fit, how much they view a player of this type as helping LeBron vs. helping Anthony Davis, and how the salary a player like this commands impacts roster construction and team building.
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    • 31 min
    Solving the Puzzle

    Solving the Puzzle

    Pete, Mike, and Darius discuss the playoffs by diving into the Nuggets/Timberwolves series and examine how Denver has turned things around to even things back up 2-2. And then later the guys continue their discussion about the roster composition and why offensive versatility and more well-rounded players are necessary for the Lakers to improve.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Cheddarbell ,

Darius

I listen to this pod religiously, I’m from the UK so it’s the only way I can hear people talking sense about the nba!

Darius engaged with me on Twitter too which makes me love the pod even more!!!

Keep it going guys. Im sure I speak for everyone when I say Pete, Darius and mike are killing it.

We love you guys and thank you for the valuable insight 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽

sunlifer21 ,

My daily commute companion

Thank you for making my daily 30 min bus rides to work more bearable! Hoping we hang banner #18 soon! Purple and Gold till the casket drops!

noodlesoopDB ,

Excellent

Great podcast

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