Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Mason
January, 26, 2010
By Andy Kamenetzky
|Andy and Brian discuss the Lakers' toughness, Ron Artest's feet and high/low points of the season now halfway done. Plus, Steve Mason hijacks a mic to talk about the road trip!
The Lakers have conversations with the President. The Kamenetzkys have conversations with each other. You decide who enjoys the more glamorous lifestyle.
-(2:20 mark): Barely a couple minute's worth of conversation about apocalyptic road movies passed before noticing Steve Mason peering through the studio door's window, nosed pressed against the glass like a sad puppy wanting to be let inside. After being allowed to crash the party, Mase criticized the Lakers' play over the road trip's opening three games.
-(5:41): No doubt, the Lakers haven't been great on the road this year nor as sharp in general, but how concerning is this early development? We debate the "somewhat-to-fairly" (Brian) vs. the "wake me in March if they're still having problems" (Andy).
-(12:16): Oh, "Silent P." You tricky, yet cowardly, son of a gun.
-(13:50): The age old discussion: Are the Lakers soft? Or is the question itself just a recycling of cliche?
-(18:07): Ron Artest's problematic plantar fasciitis (and according to Phil Jackson, problematic shoes) are clearly affecting his play. Should he (or other injured players) sit out a few games?
-(21:57) With the season 44 games in the books, Brian and I share our "halfway there" (more or less) thoughts. What has been the season's most overblown story? The most glossed over? Biggest surprise? Biggest disappointment? Letter grades!