In this edition of the Pelton mailbag, Kevin Pelton takes a deeper look at what a poor preseason means for teams in the regular season.
Travis and Sliwa marveled on how well Kenley Jansen has been pitching during the NLDS. And, with the NLDS and the SF Giants done, the fellas looked ahead to the Dodgers' next opponent in the NLCS: The Atlanta Braves. Plus, reaction to Russell Westbrook's quote about the Lakers' winless Preseason. Also, "The Dump" with the 33rd anniversary of Kirk Gibson's Game 1 Home Run in the 1988 World Series.
With a star-studded veteran roster and All-Stars up and down the bench, Los Angeles' biggest challenge this season might depend on health and team chemistry.
Star potential? Check. Style points? Check. Unintentional hilarity? Check! Repeat champs? Presenting the top 10 most entertaining teams for the 2021-22 NBA season.
LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook's first game action together resulted in a 111-99 loss to the Warriors, but their postgame message exuded positivity while preaching patience.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker will have surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb, sources tell ESPN.
As preseason losses have piled up for the Lakers, Anthony Davis said "it's going to be a totally different story on Tuesday" with him set to play alongside Russell Westbrook and LeBron James for the first time.
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry says that 36-year-old LeBron James 'set the standard' for longevity in the NBA.
LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Benny the Bull and Lil Penny highlight hoop fans' stroll down 'NBA Lane'
The NBA's 75th anniversary tips off with a star-studded nod to its rich history
In the wake of the Los Angeles ordinance, Staples Center said it "will continue to follow the protocols" that require guests to show proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Trevor Ariza, who has missed most of training camp because of his ankle, underwent an arthroscopic debridement procedure Wednesday and will be re-evaluated in about eight weeks.
For the 12th straight year, we break down the NBA by tiers, including the title shots, the long shots, the no-shots ... and the George Costanza freshly discarded éclair!
The second hour started with more talk on who will fill in at First Base and the Outfield for the Dodgers while they are having injury woes. And, Pau Gasol officially retired and the Lakers announced he will get his number retired. Travis and Sli looked back on his career and how valuable he was during the back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010. Also, "Fact Or Cap" with reaction to the big rainstorm that hit Southern California overnight. Plus, reaction to the NBA.com's annual GM survey.
In the annual survey of all 30 GMs by NBA.com, the Nets received 72% of the votes to win this season's title, followed by the Lakers (17%) and Bucks (10%). Kevin Durant was the MVP choice at 37%, ahead of the Mavericks' Luka Doncic (33%).
Pau Gasol, who won two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, announced his retirement from basketball Tuesday, ending a career that lasted more than two decades.