HB LakersCast: If Not for the Spurs, a…

The Lakers went 2-2 last week, with both losses coming at the hands of the new-look San Antonio Spurs.

The guys break down the lows of the week (mostly Rondo), and the incredible highs of a thrilling win over the Denver Nuggets!

(10-28-18)

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HB LakersCast: Rajon Rondo, Brandon Ingram and Chris…

Things took a weird turn in the first week of Lakers action, with a pair of ballers getting ejected for punching (and spitting on) Chris Paul.

The Lakers also took two tough losses to begin the year, and our crew breaks down the good, the bad, and the beautifully ugly.

(10-21-18)

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HB LakersCast: Game One Preview & Update from…

Our good pal “Laker Hater Sunny” is back to shed some light on what LeBron’s arrival means for those that hate the Lakers, and the guys preview the start of the regular season!

(10-17-18)

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HB LakersCast: Lakers Preseason Thoughts, Jimmy Butler is…

Lonzo Ball is back, LeBron could have had a triple double in 20 minutes if he wanted, and the Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors in Vegas.  The season is just a week away – let the good times roll!

Plus, Jimmy Butler went volcano-mode on a Wolves practice, and that simply must be discussed.

(10-10-18)

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HB LakersCast: Lakers Media Day Review

Lakers Media Day has come and gone, practices are beginning, and the glee for opening night is ramping up.

Eli Bauman and Dan Besbris explore the hot topics of the first Lakers Media Day with a very comfortable LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard’s strange interviews in Toronto, superstars that want to carve their own team, and more!

(09-25-18)

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HB LakersCast: Deng, Klay, Kawhi, and Klutch

The last ten days have been a relative smorgasbord of Lakers and Lakers-adjacent news.

Eli Bauman, Dan Besbris and Dr. Eric Noble take a look at the Luol Deng buyout, the Lakers reported interest in Klay Thompson (perhaps even above Kawhi Leonard), Lonzo Ball’s rejiggered shooting motion, and an interesting new client for Rich Paul.

(09-12-18)

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HB LakersCast: Farewell to the Manu Era &…

Manu Ginobili was not a Laker; he was a Laker killer. And yet, with his retirement, something has gone away that defined an era of Lakers (and Spurs) basketball.

The guys get into season win totals for all 30 teams, as well.

(09-01-18)

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HB LakersCast: LeBron’s School, New Jerseys & a…

The offseason news cycle has slowed a tad, so the guys decide to have a little bonus fun with this one.

After a discussion of LeBron’s new school project, the return-to-Showtime Lakers jerseys get a look, plus NBA standings projections and everyone’s favorite … Name That Laker.

(08-05-18)

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HB LakersCast: Kawhi Got Traded, So The Lakers…

Michael Beasley is a Laker, everyone! Kawhi Leonard isn’t … yet.

Dan Besbris and Eli Bauman talk about all the wild recent developments, including some thoughts on Summer League.

(07-20-18)

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HB LakersCast: LeBron James, The Podcast

LeBron James is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, and very few people on Earth are more excited than our trio.

Eli Bauman, Dr. Eric Noble and Dan Besbris discuss the signings the Lakers did (and did not) make, getting into the rhythm of the team, LeBron’s contract length, cap space, Kawhi Leonard, magical Magic Johnson, and so much more on this first episode of Ball In Ball Out, season two!

(07-06-18)

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HB LakersCast: Kawhi Spurns the Spurs & LeBron…

What better time to get the gang back together than right after some truly sumptuous Kawhi Leonard news. The Spurs may be forced to move their superstar, LeBron James is putting his kids into school in SoCal, and that’s just the beginning.

Eli Bauman, Dr. Eric Noble and Dan Besbris get back into the swing of things with a wildly optimistic take on the Lakers offseason, fueled by recent news and runaway imaginations.

(06-19-18)

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HB LakersCast: Lakers Superstar Buffet Line

Four months ago, it felt uncertain that the Lakers would even have a CHANCE to grab one of the top names in the league. Suddenly, though, the list of potential 2018-19 Lakers seems to have grown to include four of the top ten players in basketball.

Eli Bauman and Dan Besbris discuss how the selection process is shaking out and how the playoffs only seem to be making the case for a meeting in sunny L.A. And yes, there is some slight delusion involved.

(04-24-18)

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HB LakersCast: Andre Ingram, MVP

The guys convene to talk about the unbelievable debut of Andre Ingram.

An end-of-season award show follows, with a look at league awards and, perhaps, some Lakers awards, too.

(04-11-18)

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HB LakersCast: Thoughts as the Season Winds Down

With the Lakers suddenly playing without their top three ball-handlers, things have taken a turn for the ugly.

Fortunately, the season as a whole has been a rousing success.

Eli Bauman and Dr. Eric Noble discuss offseason projects for the key Lakers pieces (including basketball and haircuts), whether or not to make anything of the recent downturn in play quality, and a few season-long bets are being cashed.

(04-02-18)

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HB LakersCast: Missing Ingram

Lakers enthusiast and WWE podcast host Fred Dinkins joins the crew (Dr. Eric Noble, Dan Besbris & Eli Bauman) for a recap of the two Lakers losses in Golden State and home to the Heat.

The guys discuss Eli and Eric’s trip to see a South Bay Lakers game, Fred’s take on the Lakers potential future(s), the growth of Isaiah Thomas into a beloved team member, and how the Lakers can attack their upcoming four game road trip.

(03-18-18)

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