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Podcast! D’Antoni’s rotations, Nash’s health, Kobe’s latest avatar, and Rob Ford jokes!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Dwight Howard, Jordan Hill, Kamenetzky Brothers Land O'Lakers Podcast, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni, Pau Gasol, Rob Ford, Steve Blake, Steve Nash | 1 comment

With the season underway, we discuss the .500-ish Lakers and what has been learned about this team after a handful of games. Listen to us while you can before BK breaks up the band for his impending high profile showbiz gig! Among your high points…

  • In case you hadn’t heard (and at least one of our Tweeps figured we hadn’t), Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has recently dabbled with crack.
  • We take a run through the latest headlines. Among other bold predictions, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein predicts Lamar Odom will reenter the NBA this season. What to make of the report that Andrew Bynum is again experiencing pain? Russell Westbrook returns to action ahead of schedule. Kobe plays more mind games through Twitter!
  • As we recorded, the Lakers were still 2-2 before Tuesday’s loss in Dallas. We convey our general impressions. Have there been any surprises?
  • There have been grumblings from fans and even players about Mike D’Antoni’s rotation. In particular, Jordan Hill’s inconsistent playing time is a sticking point. Are these complaints valid? What are the complicating factors?
  • Steve Nash, to put it kindly, has looked neither good nor healthy in his second season as a Laker. Is there reason to maintain hope for a turnaround? Are fans being overly harsh towards him?
  • While in L.A. to face the Clippers, Dwight Howard says he still talks to a few ex-Laker teammates, but none named “Kobe” or “Bryant.” Did anybody on the planet actually think those two would remain in touch? In the meantime, the now-Rocket center emerged a unifying force between both sides of the crosstown rivalry.
  • Time for some AAK!!! Which NBA player (current or former) would each of us choose to hang out with for a day? What is the worst legitimately popular TV show currently on air? What are our thoughts on the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin-Miami Dolphins mess? What’s the worst injury — and backhanded compliment — either of us has suffered?

Click above to play, or just download the show here. Hope you enjoy it. To subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, click here. You can also find us on TuneIn.com by heading here.

 

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Podcast: Lakers Media Day, expectations, positional battles and the "Breaking Bad" finale

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Jeanie Buss, Jerry Buss, Jim Buss, Kamenetzky Brothers Land O'Lakers Podcast, Kobe Bryant, Lakers Audio, Mike D'Antoni, Mitch Kupchak, Opinion, Pau Gasol, Podcast, Steve Blake, Steve Nash | 1 comment

With the Government shut down and our politicians demonstrating yet again their dysfunctional, self-centered, hypocritical incompetency, the United States of America, the greatest nation on Earth, has embarked on a desperate, collective search for a hero to provide hope as society crumbles into ruin.

Look no further, America. Your huckleberry has arrived.

To listen to the show, click on the module above or either of the download links. As for talking points…:

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Land O'Lakers Podcast: Kobe Bryant's health, Potential starting 5's, Jim Buss and free agency 2014, "Ask a Kamenetzky!"

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Jim Buss, Kamenetzky Brothers Land O'Lakers Podcast, Kobe Bryant, Lakers Audio, Los Angeles Lakers, Metta World Peace, Mike D'Antoni, Mitch Kupchak, Pau Gasol, Podcast, Steve Nash | 6 comments

For mere mortals, it ain't easy coming up with hot talk during the offseason. For the K Bros, it's just another day in the studio. Or as we call the studio, “Andy's House.” Below is a list of talking points:

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Podcast: Lakers injuries pile up, the future for Mike D'Antoni and Phil Jackson, Trips to Mars

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Blogs we like, Interview, Jerry Buss, Lakers Analysis, Mailbag, Mitch Kupchak, Podcast, Q & A | 3 comments

How bad have things become for L.A.? They”re now down 0-2 to the Spurs after , and compared to the aftermath, that”s the good news.

Lakers injuries are piling up like cars on the 110 during rush hour. Thursday, they announced an in-game hamstring pull suffered by Steve Blake will leave him indefinitely sidelined. Additionally, Steve Nash, after re-aggravating his recent hamstring problem is doubtful for Friday”s Game 3. Ditto Jodie Meeks, whose Game 1 ankle sprain prevented him from participating Wednesday. As we joked in a previous podcast, this is been the basketball version of ”Final Destination.”  Scarily — or perhaps mercifully — we”re running out of characters to maim.

But even with bodies dropping left and right, the show must go on. Among the talking points:

  • With the guard tandem now down to Darius Morris, Andrew Goudelock and perhaps a converted-on-the-fly Robert Sacre, is there any possible way for the Lakers to remain competitive?
  • As bad as things have gotten, can the season at least be appreciated for the team-wide grit displayed down the stretch?
  • Armed with new information, we revisit a subject bandied about beforeWould it have been better to simply miss the playoffs altogether?
  • With Mike Brown back for a second tour as the Cavs” head coach, the Lakers now owe him less money, making it (for many fans, at least) more financially feasible to can Mike D”Antoni and rehire Phil Jackson. But on a few levels, is The Zen Master a realistic option?
  • If that”s not doable, what about a different coach, but PJ joining Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak in the front office?
  • Applications are being taken for one-way tickets to Mars in 2022. Who is the prime demographic applying for  the expedition?

Click above to play, or just download the show here. Hope you enjoy it. To subscribe to the show via iTunes, click here. You can also find us on TuneIn.com by heading here.

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Podcast: Lakers vs. Spurs, Kobe Bryant Twitter controversies, Mike D'Antoni's fit in L.A.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Kamenetzky Brothers Land O'Lakers Podcast, Kobe Bryant, Lakers Analysis, Lakers Audio, Podcast | 8 comments

Three games into their Mamba-less era, a few factors for the Lakers have been reliable enough to gain a Swiss watch”s admiration. On the positive side, the Lakers are newly recommitted to the defensive side of the floor, and for the time being have been very effective. Opponents have been held to under 38 percent in each, and in Sunday”s Game 1 against the Spurs in San Antonio, Steve Blake in particular was phenomenal while checking Tony Parker.

Unfortunately, the other steady trend is the struggle to score, something the Lakers couldn”t overcome Sunday. The outside shooting was especially dreadful, mitigating the size advantage of Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard. The Lakers fell 91-79 to the Spurs, and time at the drawing board remains necessary in order to pull an upset.

We reacted to the loss and other emerging storylines, and looked ahead to Wednesday”s Game 2. Among the talking points:

  • Before we even discuss Game 1, what”s with Kasa de Kobe suddenly becoming the place to be? Derek Fisher spent a decade-plus as Kobe”s teammates without ever stepping foot inside Chateau Bryant, and now the place is Grand Central Station. Brian offers a theory as to why The Mamba is suddenly okay with guests popping by. Also, to paraphrase MTV Diary, you think you know how buried Devin Ebanks is, but you have no idea.
  • With the Lakers now down 0-1 to San Antonio, what are the big takeaways? Are the Lakers failing to milk their size advantage? Can Steve Nash improve on a disappointing Game 1? Is there anything that can be done to even up the series heading back to L.A.?
  • The game”s biggest storyline, however, might have been the Great Kobe Bryant Twitter Controversy. Mike D”Antoni didn”t appreciate 24″s in-game commentary (or at the very least, having to be asked about it) and his on-podium response rubbed many the wrong way, sparking debate over whether Bryant overstepped his boundaries in 140 characters or less, or the media was simply chumming the waters. ?
  • Speaking of D”Antoni, everyone questions whether his system makes him a bad fit in L.A., but is there a bigger problem flying under the radar?
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