ESPN LA: ESPN LA Now
Every weekday from 10am to noon, Mark Willard keeps L.A. informed with fresh takes on the sports stories that matter in Southern California and beyond.
ESPN LA Now: 5/17 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal discuss Phil Jackson's appearance on "The Tonight Show" last night in which he talks about not coaching the Lakers this season. Also, Kevin Durant says this year wasn't a waste, Mychal disagrees.
ESPN LA Now: 5/16 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal discuss the NBA's decision to keep the Kings in Sacramento instead of letting them move to Seattle. Mychal thinks the NBA made a bad decision; Mark not so much.
ESPN LA Now: 5/16 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal discuss Phil Jackson's new book in which he compares Kobe and Michael Jordan as players. Also, Ramona Shelburne breaks down the Clippers maybe extending Vinnie Del Negro as their head coach.
ESPN LA Now: 5/15 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal discuss the NBA board of governors re-voting on whether or not the Kings should move to Seattle. Could Phil Jackson be waiting on this vote till he makes his move?
ESPN LA Now: 5/15 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal talk about Kershaw reaching 1000 career innings and have an ERA that is the "best ever"! Also, former Dodger James Loney joins to discuss his bounce back season with the Rays.
ESPN LA Now: 5/14 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal discuss Lane Kiffin's comments saying that he would consider coaching highschool kids. Also, Mychal's son Klay went on another radio show to rip his dad.
ESPN LA Now: 5/14 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal discuss other NBA cities gearing up for a run at Dwight Howard during this off-season. Should the Lakers look past next season and focus on the future?
ESPN LA Now: 5/13 [hr2]
Mark & Jay continue to discuss all the Phil Jackson talk this off-season. Ramona Shelburne stops by to shed some light on it all. Also, how well did Chris Paul handle TMZ over the weekend?
ESPN LA Now: 5/13 [hr1]
Mark & Jay discuss all the Phil Jackson chatter and whether or not a lot of it is a part of marketing his imminent book release. Also, is LA Hockey ruined without a Kings & Ducks freeway series?
ESPN LA Now: 5/10 [hr2]
Mark & Beto continue to discuss whether or not Josh Hamilton needs to care what fans think of him. Also, how could LA react to a Kings / Ducks NHL playoff series?
ESPN LA Now: 5/10 [hr1]
A packed show for Mark & Beto: Mychal Thompson joins before he flys up North to see Warriors / Spurs. Also, TJ Simers joins to discuss why Josh Hamilton is like Dwight Howard.
ESPN LA Now [hr2]: 5/9
Mark & Mychal discuss the pesonal matters Kobe Bryant is going through as he recovers from his torn Achilles tendon. Also, Ramona Shelburne updates the guys on the Phil Jackson job search.
ESPN LA Now [hr1]: 5/9
Mychal's son, Klay, had a career game last night against the Spurs so he and Mark discuss what they expect from the Warriors moving forward.
ESPNLA Now - Crosstalk: 5/8
Mark, Mychal, Steve, and John get going on crosstalk with Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ taking a hit pitch to the head last night. Can anything be done to protect the pitchers?
ESPN LA Now: 5/8 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal continue to ask Lakers' fans to be patient this off-season. Also, it seems Don Mattingly has caught D'Antoni-itis and Matt Kemp grants a wish.
ESPN LA Now: 5/8 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal preach patience to Lakers' fans as questions surround the team this off-season. ESPN Insider Jim Bowden says the Dodgers & Angels can turn things around.
ESPN LA Now: 5/7 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal discuss a trade rumor that could send Blake Griffin to the Boston Celtics. Could it even be possible? Also is there more pressure on Derrick Rose to play now?
ESPN LA Now: 5/7 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal react to a crazy night of NBA playoff action with the Bulls upsetting the Heat and the Warriors falling to the Spurs. Also, Howard Beck of the NY Times stops by to dish on whether or not Phil Jackson could be headed to Brooklyn.
Mark, Mychal, Steve, and John get going with crosstalk as there are questions looming for the Lakers and Clippers this off-season. Also, should Derek Rose be playing in the playoffs?
ESPN LA Now: 5/6 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal continue to discuss the off-seasons awaiting the Lakers and Clippers. They also chat with Gary Washburn who voted Carmelo Anthony the NBA MVP instead of Lebron James.
ESPN LA Now: 5/6 [hr1]
With the Clippers being bounced out of the playoffs Mark & Mychal discuss what Chirs Paul and Dwight Howard could be thinking going into this off-season.
ESPN LA Now: 5/3 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal preview all the NBA Game 6 action in the playoffs tonight and also discuss some pending legal action Kobe Bryant is going through.
ESPN LA Now: 5/3 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal discuss the Warriors almost choking away a playoff series to the Nuggets last night. Also, Kevin Arnovitz from ESPN.com joins from Memphis as the Clippers are on the verge of a 1st round playoff exit.
Mark, Mychal, Steve, & John crosstalk get going on a little crosstalk. If Dwight Howard leaves should the Lakers consider bringing back Bynum? Were the Knicks out of line dressing in all black?
ESPN LA Now: 5/2 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal wonder with so many LA coaches on the hot seat and so many having been fired in the last year, does the city just have a compulsion to get it's coaches fired?
ESPN LA Now: 5/2 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal wonder why NBA teams resort to hacking a bad free throw shooter in games.Is there anything the league can do to fix it or should they just leave it alone?
ESPN LA Now: 5/1 [hr2]
Ramona Shelburne joins Mark & Mychal to discuss the Clippers losing 3 straight to Memphis and why she thinks Phil Jackson won't be coming to either LA team next season.
ESPN LA Now: 5/1 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal react to Dwight wanting to make the decision to stay for himself, Kobe wanting the roster to stay intact, and D'Antoni praising the job he did.
ESPN LA Now: 4/30 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal discuss whether or not the Lakers placed to much pressure and responsibility on Dwight Howard this season. Also, Pau Gasol after his Lakers' exit interview.
ESPN LA Now: 4/30 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal discuss the Toronoto Raptors and other NBA teams courting the services of Phil Jackson. Also, Dr. Klapper stops by to talk off-season rehabbing for the Lakers.
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