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Andy and Brian Kamenetzky bring you a daily look into the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA. The Kamenetzky Brothers have covered the Lakers since 2005 for a variety of media outlets including the LA Times, ESPN and The Athletic, with a unique style combining traditional journalism, informal commentary and offbeat humor. They'll break down all the latest news surrounding L.A.'s premiere franchise on the "Locked On Lakers" podcast, a part of the "Locked On Podcast Network". #nba #lakers

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Andy and Brian Kamenetzky bring you a daily look into the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA. The Kamenetzky Brothers have covered the Lakers since 2005 for a variety of media outlets including the LA Times, ESPN and The Athletic, with a unique style combining traditional journalism, informal commentary and offbeat humor. They'll break down all the latest news surrounding L.A.'s premiere franchise on the "Locked On Lakers" podcast, a part of the "Locked On Podcast Network". #nba #lakers

    Is Jason Kidd leaving? Plus, we remember the Lakers' 2009 championship!

    Is Jason Kidd leaving? Plus, we remember the Lakers' 2009 championship!

    Jason Kidd is always a hot name for coaching searches, and this offseason is no exception. The Lakers' assistant coach will reportedly interview with the Orlando Magic, which prompts a discussion about his credentials... and also his off-court baggage. It's also the anniversary of the Lakers' 2009 championship, which the Kamenetzkys covered. What are the biggest memories of that team? And finally, they kick off a series examining the performance of key players. It begins with the back of the rotation: Markieff Morris, Jared Dudley and Ben McLemore.

    Hosts: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky

    SEGMENT 1: It feels like Kidd will be coaching somewhere else next season, despite a mediocre reputation as a tactician and many past transgressions away from the court. The Kamenetzkys discuss the compartmentalization allowing this to happen, as well as what traits the Lakers should target in his replacement.

    SEGMENT 2: Twelve years ago, the Lakers won title #16, and Kobe Bryant's first as the team's unquestioned leader. Are there commonalities between that team's arc and what LeBron James and Anthony Davis are currently experiencing?

    SEGMENT 3: A series examining the seasons of different Lakers: What can be learned, in terms of roster construction, from several back-of-the-rotation players?

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    • 38 min
    What constitutes success for the LeBron James/Anthony Davis era Lakers?

    What constitutes success for the LeBron James/Anthony Davis era Lakers?

    This weekend marked the 19th anniversary of the Lakers Threepeat teams clinching that third title. In the years since, no team has won three straight. This after the Bulls and Lakers made it seem like something that maybe could start happening a lot. So why hasn't it happened again, and will it? And what does it say about those Lakers that they got it done? How might this conversation shape expectations around the LeBron James/Anthony Davis-led Lakers?

    PLUS... LeBron said something nice to Lonzo Ball on Twitter. More than enough to satisfy the requirements of silly season on Twitter. Yes, Lonzo is coming back, baby, if reckless speculation is to be believed. And make no mistake, reckless speculation is basically the best kind!

    Finally, Glen Davis is, indeed, a big effing baby. He took it on the chin Sunday on social media, and with cause.

    HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky

    SEGMENT 1: The Threepeat. What make it so impressive? How likely is it today a team could win three straight?

    SEGMENT 2: What does the challenge of winning a title in the modern era mean for expectations around the LBJ/AD Lakers? Is one enough? Two? Three?

    SEGMENT 3: Glen Davis sucks.

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    • 34 min
    Do the Lakers Have an Injury Problem or an Offense Problem? Yes!

    Do the Lakers Have an Injury Problem or an Offense Problem? Yes!

    The Lakers offense fell apart in the postseason. The shooting completely disappeared. Was it a problem of personnel? A reflection of injuries? Just bad luck and horrible timing? Well, yes. To all of it, at least to some degree. Alex Regla joins the show to break down the highs and lows, and take a peek towards the summer at what the Lakers might need going forward.

    HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky

    SEGMENT 1: The Lakers' shooting collapsed in the playoffs. Covered players, wide open players - it didn't matter, the Lakers would miss. So what's the problem, and how easy is it to fix?

    SEGMENT 2: More on the offense. What changed from last season (pretty good on that end, at least until the bubble games) to this one (pretty mediocre for much of the year). Can it be chalked up to something as simple as injury? If not, what?

    SEGMENT 3: How wide open is the championship window for this version of the Lakers? It seems like it's tightening, mostly because the West has some teams that are coming fast, if they haven't already arrived. What does it mean for next season?

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    • 37 min
    Promises for Andre Drummond, and Data Telling Lakers Fans What They Already Know

    Promises for Andre Drummond, and Data Telling Lakers Fans What They Already Know

    No Laker this season was more polarizing than Andre Drummond, which is saying something because there were other candidates to choose from. And as Marc Stein of the NY Times reports, Drummond was indeed made a promise that he'd start were he to sign with the Lakers on the buyout market. It didn't work out as planned, but did the Lakers really lose out by making that commitment? What does it say about the front office? Did they really hamstring themselves as the playoffs started?

    Plus...

    ESPN's Baxter Holmes wrote a story with some data on injuries for this season. Obviously Lakers fans know they were a problem, but what did it look like leaguewide? And more importantly, what might it mean for next season? And finally, LeBron is going back to #6, the digit he wore in Miami. That begs the question, should LBJ eventually get his number retired, does he get both numbers? Just one? And if it's not 23, does that open the door to Von Wafer?

    HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky

    SEGMENT 1: Promises, promises...

    SEGMENT 2: How did the compressed schedule impact player health this season, and how much could next year be affected, too?

    SEGMENT 3: 23 becomes 6...


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    • 40 min
    Is This Championship Window for LeBron and Anthony Davis Closing Faster Than Expected?

    Is This Championship Window for LeBron and Anthony Davis Closing Faster Than Expected?

    The LeBron James/Anthony Davis Lakers have a title under their belt, and good years still to come. But with young stars rising fast all over the NBA, and particularly in the Western Conference, are teams tugging at that championship window and closing it faster than expected? we discuss. Plus.... Listener emails! Is Kyle Kuzma part of the core going forward? Did the Lakers have a little too much depth last year?

    Hosts: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky

    SEGMENT 1: The Kamenetzkys entered this season thinking the Lakers' window for contention was pretty wide. For various reasons, they examine whether it's closing faster than expected.

    SEGMENT 2: Mailbag time! Two listeners ask about Kuzma's place with the Lakers moving forward. Is he still considered a core member of the team, or does his fit feel more tenuous?

    SEGMENT 3: More mailbag! Another listener wonders whether the Lakers actually had too much depth for their own good, especially when it comes to defining roles.

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    • 35 min
    Should the Lakers Prioritize a Contract Extension for Frank Vogel?

    Should the Lakers Prioritize a Contract Extension for Frank Vogel?

    Continuing Monday's conversation about the "Jason Kidd to Portland" scenario that Kidd himself quickly ended, the Kamenetzkys discuss the latest Twitter conspiracy theory - that Kidd said no because he wants a better gig... one belonging to Frank Vogel. Is L.A.'s head coach in any danger following a first round flame out? Should there be any trepidation about committing long-term to Vogel, who is entering the final year of his contract? From there, a look back at the decision not to trade (reportedly) Dennis Schröder, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Talen Horton-Tucker for Kyle Lowry. Whether for the 2021 season or the ones ahead, was this a mistake? And finally, Monday's show was all about enthusiam from Lakers players about running it back next year with the same crew, attending to unfinished business.

    They're enthusiastic about it, but should Lakers management be as excited?

    Hosts: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky

    SEGMENT 1: Did the Lakers' early exit change any perceptions about Vogel as a long-term fit for the Lakers? Were any weaknesses exposed?

    SEGMENT 2: Would the Lakers have been better in the playoffs and/or moving forward if they'd pulled the trigger on the Lowry deal?

    SEGMENT 3: Several Lakers expressed confidence in their ability to run it back and, health permitted, win a title next season. Are they right?

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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1.4K Ratings

aldbig ,

Wheres Anthony

Dont get me wrong the Brothers make it seem more corporate and polished but I kinda miss Anthony’s laid back approach.

MovesDaBoxes ,

Great PCast

I’m a huge fan of the KamBros
I love their unbiased take on the Lakers and their humor has me rolling.
This a good Laker based podcast, trusss mi

KanyeStan ,

Kam brothers have been great and still are.

Left when Pete left and it was just Anthony (lol) but the kam brothers are great and I’m happy this show is left in good hands (for now ig). This is also one of the most bearable laker pods after a tough loss.

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