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.
45:57Allen gets real about where the Lakers are at this point in the season. Do you still have faith in this Lakers squad? Allen expresses how it felt to see Anthony Davis shoot around the basketball but what does that actually mean? Plus, Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation joins Allen. And, let's go around the NBA.
54:26First show for the New Year of 2022 but Sli thinks the Lakers are still playing inconsistently even after a two game win streak. Allen is also a little concern that Russell Westbrook will basically “shrug his shoulders” after having a 9 turnover game. And, reaction to the Rajon Rondo trade that sent him to the Cleveland Cavs. Then, Sliwa looks ahead to the week for the Lakers and Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving’s first game this season.
Anthony Davis is out, how concern should we be?
50:08The Lakers take a loss against the Chicago Bulls, but don't be too disappointed Lakers fans. Anthony Davis will be out for at least four weeks, how concern should we be? Sliwa share his thoughts on the past few Laker games. Allen recalls a memorable day for Laker fans but specifically for Kobe Bryant fans, Sliwa is joined by The Athletics Lakers beat writer, Jovan Buha. Jovan shared his thoughts on Anthony Davis and on how he hasn't given up on the Lakers just yet. And, Allen goes around the NBA and looks ahead the Lakers schedule.
48:57Could we see Ben Simmons in the purple and gold? Sliwa doesn't think so but he does want to see Detroit's Jerami Grant in a Laker uniform. Also, is there a real possibility that the Lakers "give up" on the Russell Westbrook experiment? Plus, Sliwa takes a look at the real value of having or not having Talen Horton-Tucker on the roster. And, with COVID hitting sports hard right now, Sliwa looks at how the Lakers are affected by the recent outbreak. Then, a lookahead to the week ahead for the Lakers which includes a big 3 game road trip against quality opponents.
Having What It Takes
45:13Do the Lakers, as currently constructed, have what it takes to the NBA Finals? Are they "on par" with Phoenix and Golden State? Sliwa tried to answer the question. Plus, Sli thinks the Lakers have tried everything to "fix their woes." And, what's up with THT in the last 5 games? Then, Sli got us ready for the Lakers' most hated rival, the Boston Celtics.
We have some real issues!
50:22The Lakers barely get a win against the Detroit Pistons last night. Allen wants to start out positive and with an optimistic attitude even though it’s a bit short. Now who is to blame for this, Rob, LeBron, or Vogel? Plus, Allen shares a few tweets from Lakers fans, what are the concerns? Allen looks at where the Lakers are in the ESPN’s power rankings. And, he looks ahead to what’s next for the Lakers.
LeBron is suspended!
49:50The Lakers fight to get the win against the Detroit Pistons but that wasn’t the story of the night. LeBron James is ejected from the game due to a flagrant 2 foul. Allen breaks down AD’s and Russell Westbrook’s game, they looked great! Plus, Trevor Lane from LakersNation.com and shares his thoughts on LeBron’s suspension and where are the Lakers right now? And, Allen looks ahead of the Lakers schedule.
We Need to Step it Up!
45:48The Lakers take an L to the Chicago Bulls last night and we don’t know how to feel about it. Allen Sliwa shares his thoughts on how the Lakers are playing and is very candid. Should we be worried or is it still be early? THT is back but is that enough for the Lakers to get W’s? Anthony Davis gets thrown out of the game and no one can believe it. Plus, Marc Spears from The Undefeated joins Allen Sliwa. And, the Lakers go on the road for the next few games.
49:02Allen Sliwa says NO game is guaranteed for the Lakers, especially when they're missing King James. Is Russell Westbrook capable of changing his game for the good of the team? The Lakers have several players putting up big numbers, but are they really just empty numbers? What were Sli's thoughts on LaMelo Ball's game versus LA? Jovan Buha joins the show and discusses the Lakers' terrible record without LeBron and what AD needs to do to take the next step.
Lakers looking good!
52:05The Lakers are on a winning streak and we love it! Allen Sliwa starts by giving Carmelo Anthony his flowers, he's looking great. Anthony Davis makes a move that will make sense for the Lakers. Anthony Davis is the cheat code and we need to highlight were he needs to be, but Allen feels he needs to adjust how he sees AD. Plus, Allen is joined by Brian Windhorst from ESPN to talk about where the Lakers are exacty. And, the Lakers take on Huston tomorrow and it should be another W.