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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.