The Lakers Nation Podcast is dedicated to providing intelligent Los Angeles Lakers talk year-round. Hosted by LakersNation.com Senior Writer Trevor Lane, this podcast provides a big-picture look at the Lakers world while also addressing week-to-week news. We bring on a variety of guests from the Lakers community to provide different perspectives about the purple and gold. New episodes will be available every week on iTunes, Stitcher and the CLNS Media Network mobile app. Follow Lakers Nation on Facebook and Twitter @LakersNation
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The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets on a last-second shot by Kyle Kuzma. The Lakers' offense finally got on track but the defense regressed; what does this mean moving forward? Plus, we update the playoff matchups for LA
The Lakers still looked a bit off in a loss to the Pacers, though some positive performances came from LeBron James & Quinn Cook. What can Anthony Davis do to get back on track?
The Lakers' shooting woes continued in a loss to the Rockets that saw LeBron James, Alex Caruso, and JaVale McGee sidelined. With the playoffs around the corner, can they get things back on track?
The Lakers played like a team with nothing on the line, losing to the Thunder just days after clinching first place in the Western Conference. Should we be worried about the offense?
We break down the Lakers' win over the Utah Jazz, which featured Anthony Davis blowing up for 42 points. Plus, what are standings looking like around the league and what do they mean for the Lakers' playoff run?
The Lakers shooting went cold against the Raptors, leading to questions about the team's offense. Can they get things on track before the playoffs begin?
Back with a vengeance! The Lakers picked up a win over the Clippers in their first seeding round game. Anthony Davis blew up, Kyle Kuzma turned in a strong performance, and Waiters Island is seeing property value spike. It's good to be back!
The Lakers wrapped up their scrimmage series with a win over the Wizards as Dion Waiters and JR Smith impressed. Have they earned a role in the 2nd unit? Some decisions ahead for Frank Vogel...
The Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in a game that saw Kyle Kuzma blow up for 25 points. Is this a sign of things to come for Kuz? Plus, Dion Waiters has been impressive, KCP looking clutch, and Frank Vogel's rotation taking shape.
The Lakers finally return to the court in a scrimmage against the Mavs. Who looked good? Who struggled? Are we all now residents of Waiters Island? We break it all down
We are just days away from the Lakers returning to live basketball! We talk about Frank Vogel's praise of Kyle Kuzma, playoff LeBron, preview the upcoming scrimmage games, and tons more.
Markieff Morris hasn't joined the Lakers in Orlando, plus the bubble is already seeing plenty of snitch hotline activity. Is Kyle Kuzma the 3rd-best Laker, and why we are excited for Talen Horton-Tucker.
Legendary photographer Andy Bernstein joins the show to talk about his time with Kobe Bryant, the Lakers organization, Lakers legends, and one epic moment with LeBron James.
The Lakers will have to find another guard to run the second unit after an injury to Rajon Rondo, and it just may give Dion Waiters a bigger opportunity. Plus, which Lakers guard is the most important in the playoffs?
Basketball is almost back! We discuss the Lakers heading to Orlando, the roles of Dion Waiters and JR Smith, Kyle Kuzma's roller coaster, the upcoming schedule, and tons more.
We start things off diving into the big news of the day regarding Dwight Howard's return the discuss Dion Waiters' talent & what it can do for the Lakers, JR Smith's shooting ability, the burden on KCP, and tons more.
The Lakers are optimistic about their chances of winning an NBA championship, but can they do it if Dwight Howard isn't there? Plus, how quickly can they regain their chemistry?
The Lakers are bringing in JR Smith, can he help a bench unit that needs scoring? What about Dion Waiters? And how much would a title mean for LeBron James?
The Lakers need to replace Avery Bradley, so we discuss some of their options, including J.R. Smith. Plus, what's going on with Dwight Howard? And can Alex Caruso step in to more minutes?
The Lakers are getting ready to head to Orlando, but will it be safe? And who will be on the team? Plus, is playoff Rondo really a thing, and will he appear this year?
We discuss the Lakers and the playoffs, including the latest on Dwight Howard & Avery Bradley. Plus, would DeMarcus Cousins make a playoff impact? What about Dion Waiters? And will the Lakers win it all?
We dig into the latest on Avery Bradley & Dwight Howard's thoughts on sitting out in Orlando, the one-year anniversary of the Anthony Davis trade, playoff LeBron, & more.
We dig into the latest trade rumors that the Lakers have popped up in plus talk about what the roster will look like once the transaction window opens in a few weeks. And could Pau Gasol really make one last run in LA?
We take a look at the situation surrounding DeMarcus Cousins and the role he could play, plus dig into the Lakers' potential first-round playoff opponents to come up with the ideal matchup.
We bring in Dr. Edwin Porras to discuss whether or not DeMarcus Cousins making a return this season is feasible, plus the injury risks that come with starting the season after such a long break.
The NBA is returning and that means the Lakers are back in action! We take a look at what the playoffs can bring and the quest for a 17th title.
As we get closer to the NBA's return, we take a look at what Frank Vogel's playoff rotations could look like and dig into the latest NBA return news.
The Lakers aren't too thrilled with the "Group Stage" plan, plus we discuss the latest intel on the NBA's arrival and format at Disney World, plus who is the X factor for the Lakers in the playoffs?
The NBA comeback rumors are getting stronger, plus we take a look at the various playoff structure proposals and what they would mean for the Lakers. What is the clearest path to a title?
It's sounding like we are closer to the return of the NBA than ever, and we may even have some dates to discuss. Plus, how LeBron is keeping the Lakers ready!
We're joined by Chris McGee to discuss the Lakers vs Clippers rivalry (and an infamous tweet), the NBA's pending return, the Lakers' quest for a championship, and tons more.
The Lakers are getting back on the practice floor and sports are on the verge of returning to California. We break down what it all means, plus how an injury to the Jazz impacts the Lakers and LeBron's attempt at the NFL.
We take a look at the Lakers' center situation moving forward, the possibility of Pau Gasol returning, VR fans for empty arenas, ESPN's player ranking hilarity, and tons more.
The NBA is getting closer to making a decision on whether or not they return, and we are starting to see some positive signs, including stars like LeBron, Anthony Davis, and more getting behind a comeback.
We discuss the pressure being put on the NBA to get back onto the court while some are calling for the season to be canceled, plus will the stoppage actually help the Lakers?
The Los Angeles Lakers are getting closer to a return to the practice floor; we discuss what that means for the Lakers. Plus, has Kyle Kuzma fallen out of favor with Lakers fans? We debate his progress this season and whether more patience is warranted.
We break open the mailbag to take questions on the Lakers and the (hopeful) return of sports. What will free agency have in store for the Lakers? And will a championship guarantee that the team sticks together?
Has player movement taken away from the NBA? Or is nostalgia clouding how we see the past? Plus, is the NBA on the way back, and what would it mean for the Lakers?
We discuss the NBA getting ready to open up practice facilities for some NBA teams and what that means for the Lakers, plus dive into whether all championships are equal in value or if super teams count less.
We dive into why the Lakers could have the opportunity to make some moves this offseason, the problems w/ LeBron v Jordan debates, Jason Kidd's potential exit from Los Angeles & tons more
We dig into the Michael Jordan documentary, talk about the role of sports in the COVID-19 pandemic, and discuss the upcoming NFL draft with guest Mike Wright.
We debate whether the Lakers should retire Pau Gasol's jersey, the possibility of sports returning, a Chris Paul trade, embracing LeBron as a Laker, and much more.
We discuss the anniversary of Kobe Bryant's incredible 60-point final performance, the latest on what the NBA's return could look like, a HORSE competition that failed to impress, and tons more.
We dig into LeBron James' latest comments about the potential return of the NBA season and do some time traveling to undo Lakers trades of the past.
We discuss the current situation in the NBA and when the league can return, Kobe Bryant's selection for the Hall of Fame, and debate which Lakers role player from the past would be a perfect fit on today's team.
Lakers forward Jared Dudley joins to discuss his time with the Lakers, the possibility of the NBA returning, Kyle Kuzma's development, Dwight Howard's impact, and much more. Don't miss this one!
We break down the latest on what the NBA playoffs will look like when the league returns, share the best games of the season to watch on League Pass, and take questions about the purple and gold.
We talk about a new potential playoff schedule that Lakers fans won't be thrilled with, the Clips purchase of a piece of Laker history, salary cap ramifications of COVID-19, and find yet another NBA player that Gary looks like.
We take a look at the Lakers' playoff matchups if the NBA season heads straight into the post-season when it resumes, talk about the current sports situation in the US, a controversial MVP poll, and much more.
We look back at Kobe Bryant's final performance, a 60-point explosion for the ages. It was a moment that was perfectly Kobe, exemplifying everything he stood for as a player and a person.
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The Lakers picked up a huge win over the Clippers in which they showcased the versatility and top-end potential that championship teams possess. Plus, how a surprising strategy gave the Lakers the edge they needed to win.
The Lakers picked up a massive win over the Milwaukee Buck as LeBron James dropped 37 and made a statement in the MVP race. From the Lakers Nation Watch Party at State Social House
The Lakers are taking a trip to Waiters Island with the signing of Dion Waiters. How can he help the team? Plus, we preview a big matchup with the Bucks and take a look at the upcoming schedule, which could offer a preview of what the playoffs will look like for LA.
We dig into the Lakers' win over the 76ers, which included a number of fun moments and a dominant performance from LeBron James. Plus, does Dion Waiters or J.R. Smith make more sense for LA? @Trevor_Lane & @GarySheffieldJr break it down
No Anthony Davis or Alex Caruso? No problem! The Lakers go into New Orleans and beat the Pelicans as LeBron James notches another triple-double. Plus, with Troy Daniels waived, who should the Lakers add in free agency?
The Lakers had a forgettable performance in Memphis, falling to a Grizzlies team that held them to a season-low 88 points. Is this simply a rough night or something to be concerned about? Plus, should they add someone else on the buyout market?
The Lakers took care of business against the Warriors despite LeBron James being out. We discuss the solid play of Rajon Rondo, Kyle Kuzma at small forward next to Markieff Morris, the buyout market, and tons more.
The Los Angeles Lakers have had a phenomenal season, but they may have another level they can get to come playoff time. Plus, what Coach Vogel can do with his rotations, the possibility of adding Dion Waiters, and tons more when ESPN's Allen Sliwa joins the show.
The Lakers picked up their 6th win in a row as LeBron James went off on the New Orleans Pelicans. Zion Williamson tried to have a say in the outcome, but at the end, it was James who emerged victorious. Plus, Markieff Morris debuted and may have taken some minutes from Kyle Kuzma. We break it all down.
The Lakers pulled off a victory over their rival Boston Celtics thanks, in part, to big nights from Rajon Rondo and Kyle Kuzma, as well as a clutch shot from LeBron James. But what about their wing defense? And how will Markieff Morris fit? We break it all down.
The Los Angeles Lakers returned from the All-Star break with a win over the Memphis Grizzlies thanks to big performances by LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Plus, Markieff Morris is rumored to be Lakers-bound (and DeMarcus Cousins waived); so we dig into how Morris can help L.A.
We wrap up an incredible All-Star weekend and break down some of the latest Lakers news, including a look at the schedule ahead as well as what the buyout market may hold for L.A.
The Lakers head into the All-Star break with a massive road win over the Denver Nuggets. We break down the game, what the impressive play of Alex Caruso means for Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard's big night, plus possible additions from the buyout market
The Lakers made short work of the Phoenix Suns thanks to big games from Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, and Anthony Davis. We dig into the game, preview Wednesday's matchup with the Denver Nuggets, and Jas has an announcement.
The Lakers had a forgettable night against the Houston Rockets, who are deploying a super-small lineup that L.A. struggled to figure out. Plus, trade deadline fallout and Darren Collison spotted at the Staples Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers made short work of the Spurs on Tuesday night. As the league focused on the trade deadline, Kyle Kuzma showcased the kind of upside he has if the Lakers can stay patient. Meanwhile, LeBron James went crazy from downtown. We break down the game and the latest rumors.
The trade deadline is almost here! We break down the Lakers' potential targets, their cap situation going forward, and who they might need to move in order to get a deal done.
The Lakers bounced back in a big way against the Sacramento Kings, routing their neighbors to the north with a fast break onslaught that was a lot of fun to watch. Plus, the trade deadline inches closer...
On an emotional night, the Lakers pulled out all the stops to honor Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and the 7 others lost in a tragic helicopter accident. While the game against the Blazers didn't go the way the Lakers wanted, it was still a truly unforgettable night
We discuss how teams are honoring Kobe Bryant, the latest Kyle Kuzma to the Kings trade info, All-Star rule changes (Kobe style), Doc Rivers' latest comments, and take your questions and comments.
On a difficult day that began with the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and 7 others on board his helicopter, Trevor and Chris talk about the day, Bryant's greatest moments and legacy, and take comments from Lakers Nation.
The Lakers celebrated a major milestone for LeBron James, who passed Kobe Bryant for 3rd on the All-Time scoring list. Unfortunately, they also lost to a depleted 76ers team, leaving plenty of questions marks heading towards the trade deadline.
We dig into the latest on possible Lakers targets Darren Collison and Andre Iguodala, LeBron's scoring milestone and his chances of passing Kareem, Kyle Kuzma's future in LA, and tons more.
The Lakers lit up the Nets from behind the arc, maintaining a perfect record in back-to-backs. We break down the game, discuss a few trade rumors, and preview the upcoming matchup with the 76ers.
The Lakers got back to their winning ways with a road victory over the Knicks. We break down the game, plus how big of a deal is L.A.'s rebounding problem? And what's new on the trade market?
That wasn't pretty. We break down what happened to the Lakers in a blowout loss to the Boston Celtics and where they go from here as the road trip rumbles on.
With Anthony Davis still sidelined, the Lakers picked up a huge win against the Houston Rockets on the road. We break down how they got the job done and what it means moving forward.
We take a look at the latest Lakers news regarding Anthony Davis' injury, the All-Star vote, and trade talks that are sure to heat up. Plus, we dig into LA's first-half stats (hint- they're really good) and who the Lakers could target on the trade and buyout markets.
For the first time this season, the Lakers lost to a team below .500 when they fell by 1 point to the Orlando Magic. We dig into what went wrong as well as a few bench players who showed that they can step up when called upon.
The Lakers defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in a route that saw LeBron James and Dwight Howard do most of the heavy lifting while Anthony Davis is still dealing with an injury. We break down the game and preview the road ahead for the Lakers.
The Lakers put on an incredible performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder, getting a blowout win despite missing both LeBron James & Anthony Davis. We break down the win and what it means for the Lakers' activity on the trade and buyout market.
The Lakers went into Dallas without Anthony Davis plus saw both JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard lost to foul trouble and still walked away with a win. We break down an impressive performance and dig into the latest trade chatter.
The Lakers head out on the road but might be without Anthony Davis (or will they???). We dig into the latest and talk Kyle Kuzma trades, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's resurgence, Lakers' incredible chemistry, and more when @LakersTalkESPN joins @Trevor_Lane.
The Lakers picked up a win over the Knicks but will be without Anthony Davis while he recovers from a scary fall. Plus, trade talks are flying and we dig into where Kyle Kuzma currently stands.
The Lakers pick up the win over the Pistons while blocking an incredible 20 shots in the process. Plus, where do things stand on the trade front, and how can the Lakers adapt to the latest injury to Avery Bradley?
The Los Angeles Lakers picked up a win over the Pelicans as Anthony Davis went off against his former team, but Rajon Rondo and the L.A. bench had another rough outing. We dig into what comes next.
We talk about why things appear to be trending in the right direction for Darren Collison and the Lakers, the surprising All-Star returns, LeBron & Anthony Davis' minutes, impressive rookie Talen Horton-Tucker and more.
The Lakers held on to defeat the Suns in a game that, despite a fun first half, frustrated LA fans. Avery Bradley showed why it's foolish to write him off, plus Darren Collison could be LA-bound after all.
The Lakers picked up a big win over the Dallas Mavericks to push their record to 26-7. We break down what to take away from the game and what the Lakers can do to further improve their roster.
The Lakers got back in the win column by taking out the Blazers in Portland. Does this win mean they are back on track? Plus, Kyle Kuzma looking like the player the Lakers need him to be.
The Lakers saw their Christmas spoiled by a frustrating loss to the Clippers. Where do they go from here? And are injuries to blame for LeBron James' struggles?
The Lakers offense fizzled without LeBron James on the floor and the Nuggets took advantage to pick up a win. Anthony Davis also had an injury scare of his own. Where do the Lakers go from here, and what should we expect in the Christmas matchup against the Clippers?
We talk about a surprise injury for LeBron James (and how the Lakers can manage without him), the return of Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers' shooting struggles on their road trip, potential trades, and tons more.
The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Milwaukee Bucks on the road, we take a look at what happened and how it can be fixed.
The Lakers were without both Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma in a tough loss to the Pacers but nearly pulled off a win anyway. We break down what happened and how the team can get ready for a big matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Los Angeles Lakers picked up a road win against the Atlanta Hawks as LeBron James and Anthony Davis put on a show. Plus, it's officially trade season.
The Lakers headed into Miami for a tough matchup with the Heat and walked out with a win. We break down the game and what comes next for the red-hot Lakers.
The Los Angeles Lakers are taking their 21-3 record on the road and they will be joined by a returning Avery Bradley. Should he get his starting job back? Plus, the latest on Andre Iguodala joining LA, LeBron James' comments on life as a Laker, Dwight Howard's gamble, and TONS more.
The Lakers went 3-0 on their road trip after finishing it off with a blowout win over the Blazers. We discuss just how good Anthony Davis looks, Rajon Rondo's injury, the pending return of Avery Bradley, and tons more.