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

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

    Agents of Chaos

    Agents of Chaos

    The Lakers dropped their preseason finale on Thursday night, but in the process gave us even more insight into the type of team they're trying to be and the preferred style they want to play. Pete, Mike, and Darius discuss how speed, tempo, and creating chaos are pillars of the Lakers approach and how well it's working so far. Later, the guys talk about LeBron's strong play, an improving Russ, and some of their final thoughts on the team now that preseason is over.
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    • 46 min
    Big 3 Debut

    Big 3 Debut

    The Lakers fell to 0-5 in the preseason after losing to the Warriors on Tuesday night, but all was not lost as we got our first glimpse at how the LeBron, Russell Westbrook, and Anthony Davis trio looks on the court together. Pete, Mike, and Darius discuss their takeaways from those first minutes together, particularly the ramped up pace they played with offensively and some of the team's defensive challenges. Later, the guys discuss Carmelo Anthony's defense, offer some praise for Austin Reaves, and get into who the ideal 5th starter would be for them.
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    • 46 min
    Injury Bug

    Injury Bug

    The Lakers have been hit with the injury bug, losing Trevor Ariza and now Talen Horton-Tucker for extended stretches. With Malik Monk and Kendrick Nunn also dealing with minor issues, the team's depth is further compromised, especially on the wing. Pete, Mike, and Darius discuss the ramifications of having these players out, particularly the impact on the defensive side of the ball. Later, the guys discuss what they hope to see in Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors when LeBron, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook will play together for the first time this preseason.
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    • 45 min
    Pace Yourself

    Pace Yourself

    Pete and Mike discuss the Lakers' casual approach to preseason after a string of blowout losses, Russell Westbrook's early turnovers, and why coming changes in Tuesday night's game against the Warriors may fundamentally change how the team plays.
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    • 37 min
    Getting Better

    Getting Better

    Through their first two preseason games, the Lakers have had some rough moments defensively. Pete and Darius discuss some of the team's struggles and dive into ideas of how the team can improve on that end of the floor and embracing the work needed to perform as well as needed on that end of the floor. Later, the guys discuss the team's guard rotation, what their specific strengths are on defense, and how to leverage those so they can play meaningful minutes in high stakes games. 
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    • 39 min
    Ariza's Injury

    Ariza's Injury

    The Lakers' lack of size and defensive cohesion were evident in their blowout loss to the Phoenix Suns, particularly in the backcourt. In this episode, Pete and Mike discuss the guard rotation after Frank Vogel's pre-game comments about Kent Bazemore separating himself from his competition, before reacting to the news of Trevor Ariza's injury breaking in the middle of the show.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
794 Ratings

794 Ratings

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You guys are the sh**

Question for mailbag: no one is old enough to remember this but the boxing match between Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns in 1981 had the knockout artist (Hearns) vs the boxer (Leonard). Early on Hearns was stalking and looking for a knockout. However, Leonard hurt Hearns in the fifth and looked finish him off, but then the unexpected happened. Hearns turned into a boxer and could dance and jab with impunity. Clearly Leonard was not suited to handle this and only won when Hearns slipped up and returned to his stalking style. My question is: do you think the Lakers can be both the stalkers and the dance-around boxers?

Also, do you think Westbrook can hit the Nets with lots of penetration, whether successful or not, to effectively be likened to body shots in boxing. Then LeBron can also do a few less body blows, and then by the end of the game, the Nets will lower their hands where the Lakers can hit them with a knockout punch?

Dez Laker801 ,

Best Laker pod out!

Very informed opinions & perspectives. Learn something new every episode.

LakeshowTJ ,

GREATEST LAKER POD OUT

The contrast of opinions and perspectives on the show is perfect. Having two actual Laker employees on the show with one being behind the scenes and the other on the court talking to the players is great. Then you top that off with the other host being a brainiac of the sport is just the perfect combination. Great stuff guys

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