This Week's 710 ESPN.com Lakers PodKast!
We're getting ever... so... close to the start of the regular season, but for those needing a way to kill the hours between now and the 27th, I recommend this week's 710 ESPN.com Lakers PodKast. Play it about 300 times, and boom! you're basically at opening night. Easy peasy.
This week, there's all sorts of auditory nutrition for your consumption.
- Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus, co-author of the Pro Basketball Prospectus 2009-10, a very thorough, extremely handy guide to the upcoming season well worth the $9.95 download price, joins us to talk about the Lakers. We touch on Ron Artest, Kobe's "decline," the growth of Pau Gasol, and more. They've run the numbers, and- this is going to shock you- the Lakers are really good. For that segment, click here.
- We talk of Jordan Farmar's likely non-extension, the likely non-extension everyone seems to agree on.
- Last week, we completed a Western Conference Crapapalooza, a whirlwind tour of what Andy called the algae eaters of our side of the basketball universe. This week, we rise, if not to the cream, at least to fish more towards the middle of the aquarium.
- There's a vigorous, vibrant mailbag (on Kobe's place in history and Phil Jackson's coaching style), followed by an examination of the lunacy taking place up north with Stephen Jackson and the Golden State Warriors. Jax is back on the floor, back but not happy and having voluntarily given up his captaincy. Call it another ring for the on-court and front office circus that's plagued GSW fans for the last few seasons (for more on the Warriors, click here). Since there's no drama down state, we had to look north for a little wierdosity.