Keeping The Faith
Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa
by ESPN Los Angeles
4d ago
With 22 more games to go until the Lakers hopefully make the Playoffs, Sli can feel some people already "losing faith" in the Lakers since they are currently kicking around the 9th and 10th spots in the Western Conference. Plus, through his first 5 games, new Laker Spencer Dinwiddie is struggling but are the Lakers using him incorrectly? Sliwa tries to answer that question. Also, Lakers Nation's Trevor Lane calls in to talk about how he thinks the Lakers shouldn't try to put themselves in a "1-game situations" and his thoughts on Didwiddle's struggles. Then, Sli previews the last regular seaso ..read more
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Turning The Corner?
Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa
by ESPN Los Angeles
2w ago
The Lakers have won 4 of their last 5 games, including impressive wins at Boston and New York, Sliwa is a little bit more optimistic as the team heads in to the All-Star Break. Plus, reaction to the signing of Spencer Dinwiddie. Sli thinks its an excellent signing for the Lakers, as he brings "instant offense." And, the Lakers "stood pat" at the trade deadline, was it the right thing to do? Also, the debut of "4th Quarter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Unexpected Results
Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa
by ESPN Los Angeles
3w ago
Sliwa started off the show looking back on the 4-2 Grammys' Road Trip, in which they looked an lottery team in back-to-back losses to looking like a team in the upper tier of the NBA with wins vs Boston and New York. Plus, what to expect for the Lakers at the NBA trade deadline, which is on Thursday. Sli also took calls from fans that either want to see the Lakers make a move or stand pat at the deadline. Then, a look ahead to the Kobe Bryant statue unveiling.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Ups And Downs
Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa
by ESPN Los Angeles
1M ago
After the emotional Double Overtime win in San Francisco against the Warriors, the Lakers have two bad back-to-back losses to Houston and Atlanta, so Sli tries to figure out what team the Lakers are: A Championship Contender or a Play-in team?  Also, an update on Anthony Davis. And, what was in LeBron's head with the Hourglass emoji? Lakers Nation's Trevor Lane came on to talk about the emoji and the chances the Lakers make a deal before the NBA Trade Deadline.  Then, Sliwa looks at the week ahead, including the trip to Beantown to face the hated Celtics.  Le ..read more
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Still In A Tough Position
Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa
by ESPN Los Angeles
1M ago
The Lakers are currently 5-5 through the month of January, but Sliwa thinks they need "a little bit more" to get back on the winning side consistly. Plus, should the Lakers trade D'Angelo Russell, who is playing his best ball of the season in the last 5 games? Sli talked about it. Also, if D'Lo goes, who should come in? DeJounte Murray? Bruce Brown Jr? Sliwa went down the list of possible players that can help the Lakers. Then, LA Times' Brad Turner came on to talk about all the trade rumors and help Sli preview the always big showdown between the Lakers/Clippers. And, a special ..read more
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Still Have Something To Offer
Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa
by ESPN Los Angeles
1M ago
Even though the Lakers have under .500 at the moment, Sliwa still has faith in the team if they got in to the playoffs and played young teams with not a lot of experience such as the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Sli also thinks the next 2 weeks are lots of "winable games" before the schedule gets really tough. Plus, another change to the lineup and reaction to more trade rumors. Also, Spectrum's Billy Macdonald called in to talk about the state of the Lakers and "sing the praises" of D'Angelo Russell. Then, Sliwa looked at the week ahead for the Pur ..read more
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Tons O' Problems
Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa
by ESPN Los Angeles
2M ago
The Lakers are in real trouble right now as they just lost 3 straight games and also 8 of the last 10 games. Sliwa goes over the two biggest problems with the Lakers right now: the constant lineup changes and the lack of shooting. Also, Sliwa thinks lately the Lakers have been giving a "lack of effort" on both ends of the court that "probably starts with the head coach." Plus, Sliwa reacted to the rumors of the "disconnect" in the locker room. To talk more about the injuries and the possible "coaching hot seat" was Lakers Nation's Trevor Lane. Then, Sli looks ahead to the b ..read more
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Not Again
Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa
by ESPN Los Angeles
2M ago
The Lakers go to Vegas and win the Inaugural In-Season Tournament and Sli already doesn't want them in title game ever again. Plus, do the Lakers need to make a move? Sli thinks they shouldn't make a deal with the roster they have now. Also, ESPN's Brian Windhorst called in to talk about his impressions of the Lakers a quarter through the season and the In-Season Tournament. Then, Sliwa looks at the road trip ahead of the Christmas game vs Boston at home.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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In-Season Champs!
Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa
by ESPN Los Angeles
2M ago
The Lakers win the inaugural In-Season Tournament, and Sliwa was very impressed on what he saw from the team in Las Vegas. The Lakers will finally get to see Wemby later this week and Sliwa talked about that. Plus, Sliwa thought D'Angelo Russell has been playing really well, especially how he went at Indiana's Bruce Brown, who did a lot of "talking" since he was on the Denver team that won last season's title. Lakers Nation's Trevor Lane gave his observations from the In-Season Tournament and what he expects from the Lakers from here on out. Also, an injury update on Gabe Vincen ..read more
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Still Figuring It Out
Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa
by ESPN Los Angeles
3M ago
Sliwa starts off the show assessing the team through the quarter mark of the season, but still doesn't know what kind of team the Lakers are with all the injuries still present on the roster. Plus, Sli doesn't think the team has a "signature win" so far in the young season. Also, Sliwa tries to makes sense of LeBron vs Ime Udoka during the win vs the Houston Rockets. Spectrum's Mike Bresnahan called in to talk about that and if the team has surpassed his expectations through 21 games. Then, Sliwa looks ahead to the big matchup vs Phoenix in the quarterfinals of the In ..read more
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