The Lakers may be on a break, but the Kamenetzky brothers never stop working. We're like beavers, except in a studio. Unless, of course, the beavers in question also host a podcast, in which case there's absolutely zero difference.
Here's the newest bit of ear candy to usher in your weekend:
-(3:40) The Lakers head into the break having won three straight without the services of Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum. This creates a nutty time for certain Lakers fans, who often struggle to enjoy victories without Kobe at the center of success. As evidenced by some reactions to a pair of previous posts, many a 24 enthusiast takes the man very seriously.
-(9:09): With that in mind, we talk about how the Lakers will need to play in order to duplicate their dominant play of late. Will Andrew Bynum be replaced by Lamar Odom in the starting lineup? For that matter, will Derek Fisher get bumped by Jordan Farmar? Will Kobe blend back in seamlessly? Will the Lakers pass the Cavs finish the season with the best record in the league? These and other questions are pondered.
-(22:22): We discuss the details from my recent article about Shannon Brown's turbulent career upon arriving in Los Angeles. The guy has really persevered through some tough times and uncertainty before his emergence as a dunk-ariffic sensation. You'll also hear snippets of audio from my interviews with Shannon.
-(33:38): I talked with Dave McMenamin, who also covers the Lakers for ESPNLosAngeles.com. In addition to Dave's recent articles about Pau Gasol's leadership and the Lake Show's All-Star weekend plans, topics include whether Gasol's failures in Memphis can be reexamined, D.J. Mbenga's underrated reputation as a shot happy big man and any trade deadline moves in the pipeline.
If you want to just hear the interview, click here.