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This is a Lakers town, and Allen Sliwa is getting you closer to the team during Lakers Talk weekly on ESPN LA 710 and the ESPN App.

Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa ESPN

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    • 4.7 • 240 Ratings

This is a Lakers town, and Allen Sliwa is getting you closer to the team during Lakers Talk weekly on ESPN LA 710 and the ESPN App.

    Turning The Corner?

    Turning The Corner?

    The Lakers have won 4 of their last 5 games, including impressive wins at Boston and New York, Sliwa is a little bit more optimistic as the team heads in to the All-Star Break. Plus, reaction to the signing of Spencer Dinwiddie. Sli thinks its an excellent signing for the Lakers, as he brings "instant offense." And, the Lakers "stood pat" at the trade deadline, was it the right thing to do? Also, the debut of "4th Quarter.
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    • 46 min
    Unexpected Results

    Unexpected Results

    Sliwa started off the show looking back on the 4-2 Grammys' Road Trip, in which they looked an lottery team in back-to-back losses to looking like a team in the upper tier of the NBA with wins vs Boston and New York. Plus, what to expect for the Lakers at the NBA trade deadline, which is on Thursday. Sli also took calls from fans that either want to see the Lakers make a move or stand pat at the deadline. Then, a look ahead to the Kobe Bryant statue unveiling. 
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    • 44 min
    Ups And Downs

    Ups And Downs

    After the emotional Double Overtime win in San Francisco against the Warriors, the Lakers have two bad back-to-back losses to Houston and Atlanta, so Sli tries to figure out what team the Lakers are: A Championship Contender or a Play-in team?  Also, an update on Anthony Davis. And, what was in LeBron's head with the Hourglass emoji? Lakers Nation's Trevor Lane came on to talk about the emoji and the chances the Lakers make a deal before the NBA Trade Deadline.  Then, Sliwa looks at the week ahead, including the trip to Beantown to face the hated Celtics. 
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    • 43 min
    Still In A Tough Position

    Still In A Tough Position

    The Lakers are currently 5-5 through the month of January, but Sliwa thinks they need "a little bit more" to get back on the winning side consistly. Plus, should the Lakers trade D'Angelo Russell, who is playing his best ball of the season in the last 5 games? Sli talked about it. Also, if D'Lo goes, who should come in? DeJounte Murray? Bruce Brown Jr? Sliwa went down the list of possible players that can help the Lakers. Then, LA Times' Brad Turner came on to talk about all the trade rumors and help Sli preview the always big showdown between the Lakers/Clippers. And, a special look back at Kobe's 81 points vs the Toronto Raptors back on this day in 2006.  
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    • 44 min
    Still Have Something To Offer

    Still Have Something To Offer

    Even though the Lakers have under .500 at the moment, Sliwa still has faith in the team if they got in to the playoffs and played young teams with not a lot of experience such as the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Sli also thinks the next 2 weeks are lots of "winable games" before the schedule gets really tough. Plus, another change to the lineup and reaction to more trade rumors. Also, Spectrum's Billy Macdonald called in to talk about the state of the Lakers and "sing the praises" of D'Angelo Russell. Then, Sliwa looked at the week ahead for the Purple and Gold.
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    • 48 min
    The Bad And The Good

    The Bad And The Good

    After 2 really bad losses last week to Miami and Memphis, the Lakers got back-to-back wins vs the white, hot Clips and the Toronto Raptors, but Sli still thinks there are more bad than good with the team right now. Also, do you believe in Anthony Davis? Sli brings it up. Then, Sliwa reacts to D'Angelo Russell's quote of basically not "fitting in with this team." Plus, Producer DeAndre had a huge problem with Sli's take on D'Lo.  
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

Around there ,

Rachel Nicols

It is crazy that at the start of every game, Rachel Nichols flashes the white power symbol with her left hand, for a long time during her monologue. You can go back and check. She did it from the preseason on. She obviously does not Want to be around “those” people. It devastated my children and I when we saw it. It is awful to do to the young, full of hopes and dreams.
It is clear she wants to do something else. Let her do that something else away from our sons and daughters.

DJ Pumpin Paul ,

Lakers Talk

Allen Sliwa is the best sports caster in the game!
He knows his stuff and relates to his audience very well. His personality is the best! I can't wait for him to come on because I love everything about his show! He is a very happy upbeat and positive person! Keep up the great work Allen! Go Lakers!

iCentaur.com ,

On to 18

Congrats to all of Lakers nation. You are the greatest fan base in all of sports. Congrats to Allen Silwa who roughed it out through Byron Scott, Dantoni, Luke Walton. Thank God for playoff Rondo!!! This one was for Kobe! Next year it’s for history.

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