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Monday, December 13, 2010
PodKast: On the tough schedule ahead, Pau's crabbiness, and Bynum's return

By Brian Kamenetzky

Since their 8-0 start, the Lakers have undoubtedly been sluggish. Like a wet sponge. 9-7 over 16 games, including only one win over a team with a winning record (their only such victory of the season, for those keeping score). Overall, their schedule has been the NBA's easiest.

Andrew Bynum is back (we think), none too soon for a cranky Pau Gasol. Plus, we ask if the landscape has changed in the Western Conference, and open and the Twitter Mailbag.

These are uneasy times, made no more comfortable by Sunday's win over the Nets in New Jersey (on the heels of Friday's loss in Chicago on the heels of the thinnest of victories Wednesday over the Clippers). Will we add to the tension, focusing on darkening skies, or add some of those cushy Dr. Scholl's gel inserts to the collective shoes of Lakers fans, making the march through tough times more tolerable? Find out in the newest incarnation of the Land O'Lakers PodKast wherein...
All that, plus your questions via Twitter. Are Bynum's injuries fluky? With Ron Artest struggling, will Jackson play Bynum, Gasol, and Lamar Odom together? How's Theo Ratliff doing?

And we reveal the meaning of life, though it's a little complicated.