Darius joined me on “Locked on Lakers” to discuss how different this Lakers season feels compared to the last couple years. During Wednesday’s game, the thrill of winning wasn’t accompanied by the baggage that came with a Byron Scott-coached team. Watching, it felt like we were witnessing the foundation for future success being laid in ways we simply haven’t seen in the past few seasons.
The second half of the show featured a rapid-fire segment on expectations we might have on the Lakers’ young core. Could D’Angelo Russell generate All Star buzz? How much time should Julius Randle play at center? Why should Lakers fans pay more attention to Brandon Ingram’s steals and blocks than the points he scores this year?
I’m blackmailing Darius into coming on the show regularly throughout this season, so enjoy this and look forward to many more appearances like it. If you’re interested in “Locked on Lakers”, you can find all episodes here. Past guests include John Ireland, the Kamenetzky brothers, Pete Zayas (Laker Film Room) and more.
Hit the jump below to give it a listen.