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The Land O'Lakers Podcast by the Kamenetzky Brothers

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The Land O'Lakers Podcast by the Kamenetzky Brothers

The Land O'Lakers Podcast by the Kamenetzky Brothers

Kamenetzky Brothers

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Andy and Brian Kamenetzky on the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA, pop culture, and anything else coming to mind. The Kamenetzky's have covered the Lakers for over a decade, for ESPN.com, ESPN Radio and the L.A. Times. They are frequent contributors to Lakers coverage on Spectrum Sportsnet, as well as The Athletic.

Latest Episodes

A (Very Early) Look at Big Decisions for the Lakers

It's been about a week since the Lakers won it all, bringing home a 17th title in franchise history from the Orlando bubble. And now, because the past is the past, it's time to start thinking about the future! And to that end, there's been some news. Anthony Davis (as expected) reportedly plans to opt out of the final year of his contract, then (as expected) re-sign with the Lakers. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Rajon Rondo are also reportedly to opt out of their final years, but does that mean both are gone? The answers to these questions, and more, fall under the umbrella of more meta, overarching questions the Lakers have to answer: How much energy should be devoted to running it back in as close to the same form as last season? How much of a priority should 2021 space have (i.e. for the Summer of Giannis)? How big is the gap between the Lakers and the rest of the conference right now? The answers to those questions could largely dictate team strategy. So we give them a go. From there, it's a look at the Clippers and new head coach Ty Lue. Are they better off now than with Doc Rivers? What happens now to Houston in the post-Daryl Morey era? Finally... old Telly Savalas commercials!

63 min4 d ago
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A (Very Early) Look at Big Decisions for the Lakers

Behind LeBron James, the Lakers Win Championship #17

After a disappointing Game 5, the Lakers returned to form Sunday and rolled Miami 106-93 - the score not at all indicative of L.A.'s total dominance - in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the series 4-2 and secure the franchise's first title in 10 years, and 17th overall. It was a dominating defensive show where the Lakers put the clamps on the Heat early and never let up. Andy and Brian look back on a season and playoff run that might feel inevitable now, given how much better the Lakers were than the competition in Orlando, but was hardly so. What changes now about the relationship between LeBron and Lakers fans? How much credit goes to Frank Vogel? How much room to grow does Anthony Davis have, and what does it mean for this team's title window? On why this team was more likable outside Los Angeles than arguably any Lakers team in history, and more...

62 min1 w ago
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Behind LeBron James, the Lakers Win Championship #17

The Lakers Drop Game 3 of the NBA Finals

The Lakers had a chance Sunday to put a true hammer lock on the NBA Finals in Game 3, and whiffed. As it was in Game 2, L.A. was sloppy early, turning the ball over 10 times in the first quarter. But unlike Game 2, the Lakers couldn't find any consistent rhythm. They still had opportunities to win, even leading during the fourth quarter, but when it came time to execute, the Lakers were outclassed. Particularly by Butler, who had a genuinely historic game, matched in history only by LeBron and Jerry West. So how worried should the Lakers be? (They're not, fwiw.) How worried should Lakers fans be? (Not very, fwiw.) Andy and Brian break it all down, before wrapping with a peek at the "No Ring for Kuz" petition. Game 4 is Tuesday!

50 min2 w ago
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The Lakers Drop Game 3 of the NBA Finals

The Lakers Roll Miami in Game 1 of the NBA Finals

On the one hand, it was a great night for the Lakers, who overcame a bad first five minutes and what became a 13-point deficit before totally steamrolling the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Anthony Davis was fantastic in his first Finals game, and LeBron James was huge as well, finishing one dime shy of a triple-double. On the other, it was a bad night for basketball, because Miami saw all three of its stars get hurt. Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo took the worst of it, but Jimmy Butler rolled an ankle in pretty extreme fashion, too. If any of the three is limited/out - and Dragic has a plantar fascia tear - Miami's chances at the upset may just disappear. Additionally, Andy and Brian break down Game 1, look at LeBron's legacy, ask who the team's best player is, talk about lineups, and more.

62 min3 w ago
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The Lakers Roll Miami in Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers are Back in the NBA Finals

The Lakers have been impressive in the bubble, eliminating Portland, Houston, and Denver, each in five games. Miami swept Indiana, rolled through top-seeded Milwaukee in five and eliminated a strong Celtics squad in six. In short, the Lakers and Heat have been the two best teams in the Orlando bubble, by a pretty fair margin. Andy and Brian take a look at what's coming, but first start with how the Lakers got here. "Team of Destiny" is an overworked cliche, but could it truly apply to this Lakers team, given all it has been through? Has the supporting cast shown it is stable enough to win one more series? How about the D? What does this year and the success of the Davis/James partnership mean for the Lakers, not just regarding a title opportunity now, but over the next few seasons? Looking at the series, when it comes to the lineup, once again focus will be on the centers. Who should Frank Vogel start? Who might take the results more personally, Pat Riley or LeBron? And finally, who wins and in how many games?

55 min3 w ago
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Behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers are Back in the NBA Finals

Anthony Davis Wins Game 2 for the Lakers

The Lakers needed literally every second of Sunday's Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference FInals to pull out the win, but they did thanks to buzzer-beating heroics from Anthony Davis. But his triple over the outstretched arm of Nikola Jokic didn't just represent a win, it was indicative of his ascendance is a postseason star. It's something more impressive given how he sought the pressure that would come with these moments wearing a Lakers jersey. After the shot, Davis looked at the bench and yelled, "Kobe," showing just how important the late Lakers icon has been for this team. What could have been a burden — playing to honor his memory — has instead been an inspiration. No easy feat. We talk about all that and more, including some Dwight Howard energy that is impossible not to watch while he's on the floor, the shorter-than-you-might-think history of buzzer beaters in the playoffs for the Lakers, and share some quick Andrew Bynum memories.

44 minSEP 21
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Anthony Davis Wins Game 2 for the Lakers

Lakers vs. Nuggets -- Previewing the Western Conference Finals with Adam Mares

The Lakers are in the Western Conference Finals. No real surprise, there. Their opponent, though, is. Not the Clippers, as expected, but the Denver Nuggets, who polished off an epic set of comebacks within comebacks nested in other comebacks to beat the LAC 4-3 in a bonkers Western Conference Semifinals. So what does this matchup bring? We're joined by Adam Mares of DNVR Sports (theDNVR.com) to break it down. What got the Nuggets to this point? How will those things play against the Lakers? How will the Nuggets defend LeBron and Anthony Davis? Where will Denver look to attack? Can Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray keep up their incredible 3-point shooting? Why Michael Porter Jr. is an x-factor, and Denver coach Mike Malone might be the other. Plus, it wouldn't be a preview without predictions. We make 'em. Who wins?

43 minSEP 18
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Lakers vs. Nuggets -- Previewing the Western Conference Finals with Adam Mares

The Lakers are in the Western Conference Finals

It'sbeen 10 years,but the Lakers are finally returning to the Western Conference Finals, having dispatched theHouston Rockets four games to one inRound2 of the NBA Playoffs. Andy and Brian break it down. How much of L.A.'s dominance of that series the Lakers? How much different would Denver or the Clippers be? Other big topics of conversation include: The lineup. After making a switch in the Rockets series, does Frank Vogel go back to starting JaVale McGee over Markieff Morris? Depth, as in the Lakers showed some, with reserves from Morris to Alex Caruo to JaVale McGee playing well. Is something truly off about the Clippers?

46 minSEP 14
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The Lakers are in the Western Conference Finals

The Lakers Win Game 2, Tie Houston at 1-1

The Lakers didn't have to win Game 2... but probably best to not to find out what it would mean to go down 0-2. They came out hot in the first quarter, playing great defense and pushing pace to build a big lead. Houston erased all of it with a third quarter blitz, but in the fourth L.A. tightened up the defense and gave the Lakers a decent bit of breathing room over the final few minutes of the fourth. It was fascinating game, and we break it down, including: The most impactful game Rajon Rondo has played with the Lakers... by a lot. Going small, but not totally by design. The Lakers flipping the points-off-turnover battle, and why they need to be moving with pace and urgency all the time, even if it's not in the fast break. Why L.A.'s defense should be the thing that ultimately separates them in the series. REMINDER! Tuesday 9.8.20 marks the return of the Late Night Happy Hour! 10 pm PT on our Periscope/Twitter feeds, as well as Facebook and YouTube.

41 minSEP 7
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The Lakers Win Game 2, Tie Houston at 1-1

The Lakers Lose Game 1 to the Rockets -- Guest Anthony Irwin

The Lakers got off to a bad start in their matchup with the Houston Rockets in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, losing 112-97 Friday in Orlando. It was a sloppy game for L.A., with the Lakers turning the ball over 15 times leading to 27 points for the Rockets. The Lakers didn't shoot well from the perimeter, and didn't get to the free throw line much, either. Offensively, it was a truly poor showing. Houston, meanwhile, used 36 from James Harden to drive the upset. Joining the show to break it all down is Anthony Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA), host of the "Locked on Lakers" podcast. Among the discussion points: The return of Rajon Rondo. Did Frank Vogel play him too much? LA's defense vs. Houston's guards. LeBron said they were fine... is he right? Game 2 adjustments. Where do the Lakers go from here? Was Mike D'Antoni really responsible for Kobe Bryant's torn Achilles tendon? Thanks to Anthony for joining the show...

49 minSEP 5
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The Lakers Lose Game 1 to the Rockets -- Guest Anthony Irwin

Latest Episodes

A (Very Early) Look at Big Decisions for the Lakers

It's been about a week since the Lakers won it all, bringing home a 17th title in franchise history from the Orlando bubble. And now, because the past is the past, it's time to start thinking about the future! And to that end, there's been some news. Anthony Davis (as expected) reportedly plans to opt out of the final year of his contract, then (as expected) re-sign with the Lakers. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Rajon Rondo are also reportedly to opt out of their final years, but does that mean both are gone? The answers to these questions, and more, fall under the umbrella of more meta, overarching questions the Lakers have to answer: How much energy should be devoted to running it back in as close to the same form as last season? How much of a priority should 2021 space have (i.e. for the Summer of Giannis)? How big is the gap between the Lakers and the rest of the conference right now? The answers to those questions could largely dictate team strategy. So we give them a go. From there, it's a look at the Clippers and new head coach Ty Lue. Are they better off now than with Doc Rivers? What happens now to Houston in the post-Daryl Morey era? Finally... old Telly Savalas commercials!

63 min4 d ago
Comments
A (Very Early) Look at Big Decisions for the Lakers

Behind LeBron James, the Lakers Win Championship #17

After a disappointing Game 5, the Lakers returned to form Sunday and rolled Miami 106-93 - the score not at all indicative of L.A.'s total dominance - in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the series 4-2 and secure the franchise's first title in 10 years, and 17th overall. It was a dominating defensive show where the Lakers put the clamps on the Heat early and never let up. Andy and Brian look back on a season and playoff run that might feel inevitable now, given how much better the Lakers were than the competition in Orlando, but was hardly so. What changes now about the relationship between LeBron and Lakers fans? How much credit goes to Frank Vogel? How much room to grow does Anthony Davis have, and what does it mean for this team's title window? On why this team was more likable outside Los Angeles than arguably any Lakers team in history, and more...

62 min1 w ago
Comments
Behind LeBron James, the Lakers Win Championship #17

The Lakers Drop Game 3 of the NBA Finals

The Lakers had a chance Sunday to put a true hammer lock on the NBA Finals in Game 3, and whiffed. As it was in Game 2, L.A. was sloppy early, turning the ball over 10 times in the first quarter. But unlike Game 2, the Lakers couldn't find any consistent rhythm. They still had opportunities to win, even leading during the fourth quarter, but when it came time to execute, the Lakers were outclassed. Particularly by Butler, who had a genuinely historic game, matched in history only by LeBron and Jerry West. So how worried should the Lakers be? (They're not, fwiw.) How worried should Lakers fans be? (Not very, fwiw.) Andy and Brian break it all down, before wrapping with a peek at the "No Ring for Kuz" petition. Game 4 is Tuesday!

50 min2 w ago
Comments
The Lakers Drop Game 3 of the NBA Finals

The Lakers Roll Miami in Game 1 of the NBA Finals

On the one hand, it was a great night for the Lakers, who overcame a bad first five minutes and what became a 13-point deficit before totally steamrolling the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Anthony Davis was fantastic in his first Finals game, and LeBron James was huge as well, finishing one dime shy of a triple-double. On the other, it was a bad night for basketball, because Miami saw all three of its stars get hurt. Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo took the worst of it, but Jimmy Butler rolled an ankle in pretty extreme fashion, too. If any of the three is limited/out - and Dragic has a plantar fascia tear - Miami's chances at the upset may just disappear. Additionally, Andy and Brian break down Game 1, look at LeBron's legacy, ask who the team's best player is, talk about lineups, and more.

62 min3 w ago
Comments
The Lakers Roll Miami in Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers are Back in the NBA Finals

The Lakers have been impressive in the bubble, eliminating Portland, Houston, and Denver, each in five games. Miami swept Indiana, rolled through top-seeded Milwaukee in five and eliminated a strong Celtics squad in six. In short, the Lakers and Heat have been the two best teams in the Orlando bubble, by a pretty fair margin. Andy and Brian take a look at what's coming, but first start with how the Lakers got here. "Team of Destiny" is an overworked cliche, but could it truly apply to this Lakers team, given all it has been through? Has the supporting cast shown it is stable enough to win one more series? How about the D? What does this year and the success of the Davis/James partnership mean for the Lakers, not just regarding a title opportunity now, but over the next few seasons? Looking at the series, when it comes to the lineup, once again focus will be on the centers. Who should Frank Vogel start? Who might take the results more personally, Pat Riley or LeBron? And finally, who wins and in how many games?

55 min3 w ago
Comments
Behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers are Back in the NBA Finals

Anthony Davis Wins Game 2 for the Lakers

The Lakers needed literally every second of Sunday's Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference FInals to pull out the win, but they did thanks to buzzer-beating heroics from Anthony Davis. But his triple over the outstretched arm of Nikola Jokic didn't just represent a win, it was indicative of his ascendance is a postseason star. It's something more impressive given how he sought the pressure that would come with these moments wearing a Lakers jersey. After the shot, Davis looked at the bench and yelled, "Kobe," showing just how important the late Lakers icon has been for this team. What could have been a burden — playing to honor his memory — has instead been an inspiration. No easy feat. We talk about all that and more, including some Dwight Howard energy that is impossible not to watch while he's on the floor, the shorter-than-you-might-think history of buzzer beaters in the playoffs for the Lakers, and share some quick Andrew Bynum memories.

44 minSEP 21
Comments
Anthony Davis Wins Game 2 for the Lakers

Lakers vs. Nuggets -- Previewing the Western Conference Finals with Adam Mares

The Lakers are in the Western Conference Finals. No real surprise, there. Their opponent, though, is. Not the Clippers, as expected, but the Denver Nuggets, who polished off an epic set of comebacks within comebacks nested in other comebacks to beat the LAC 4-3 in a bonkers Western Conference Semifinals. So what does this matchup bring? We're joined by Adam Mares of DNVR Sports (theDNVR.com) to break it down. What got the Nuggets to this point? How will those things play against the Lakers? How will the Nuggets defend LeBron and Anthony Davis? Where will Denver look to attack? Can Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray keep up their incredible 3-point shooting? Why Michael Porter Jr. is an x-factor, and Denver coach Mike Malone might be the other. Plus, it wouldn't be a preview without predictions. We make 'em. Who wins?

43 minSEP 18
Comments
Lakers vs. Nuggets -- Previewing the Western Conference Finals with Adam Mares

The Lakers are in the Western Conference Finals

It'sbeen 10 years,but the Lakers are finally returning to the Western Conference Finals, having dispatched theHouston Rockets four games to one inRound2 of the NBA Playoffs. Andy and Brian break it down. How much of L.A.'s dominance of that series the Lakers? How much different would Denver or the Clippers be? Other big topics of conversation include: The lineup. After making a switch in the Rockets series, does Frank Vogel go back to starting JaVale McGee over Markieff Morris? Depth, as in the Lakers showed some, with reserves from Morris to Alex Caruo to JaVale McGee playing well. Is something truly off about the Clippers?

46 minSEP 14
Comments
The Lakers are in the Western Conference Finals

The Lakers Win Game 2, Tie Houston at 1-1

The Lakers didn't have to win Game 2... but probably best to not to find out what it would mean to go down 0-2. They came out hot in the first quarter, playing great defense and pushing pace to build a big lead. Houston erased all of it with a third quarter blitz, but in the fourth L.A. tightened up the defense and gave the Lakers a decent bit of breathing room over the final few minutes of the fourth. It was fascinating game, and we break it down, including: The most impactful game Rajon Rondo has played with the Lakers... by a lot. Going small, but not totally by design. The Lakers flipping the points-off-turnover battle, and why they need to be moving with pace and urgency all the time, even if it's not in the fast break. Why L.A.'s defense should be the thing that ultimately separates them in the series. REMINDER! Tuesday 9.8.20 marks the return of the Late Night Happy Hour! 10 pm PT on our Periscope/Twitter feeds, as well as Facebook and YouTube.

41 minSEP 7
Comments
The Lakers Win Game 2, Tie Houston at 1-1

The Lakers Lose Game 1 to the Rockets -- Guest Anthony Irwin

The Lakers got off to a bad start in their matchup with the Houston Rockets in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, losing 112-97 Friday in Orlando. It was a sloppy game for L.A., with the Lakers turning the ball over 15 times leading to 27 points for the Rockets. The Lakers didn't shoot well from the perimeter, and didn't get to the free throw line much, either. Offensively, it was a truly poor showing. Houston, meanwhile, used 36 from James Harden to drive the upset. Joining the show to break it all down is Anthony Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA), host of the "Locked on Lakers" podcast. Among the discussion points: The return of Rajon Rondo. Did Frank Vogel play him too much? LA's defense vs. Houston's guards. LeBron said they were fine... is he right? Game 2 adjustments. Where do the Lakers go from here? Was Mike D'Antoni really responsible for Kobe Bryant's torn Achilles tendon? Thanks to Anthony for joining the show...

49 minSEP 5
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The Lakers Lose Game 1 to the Rockets -- Guest Anthony Irwin
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