Monthly Archives: August 2020

Portland 100, Lakers 93 — L.A. Drops Game 1

It took a long time for the Lakers to return to the postseason, and for the first few minutes of Game 1 Tuesday, they still hadn’t, falling behind big to the TrailBlazers before coming back… at least temporarily. In  the end, the Lakers fell down 1-0 to Portland in their first round matchup, injecting a very healthy dose of fear into the fanbase ahead of Thursday’s Game 2.

LeBron James wasn’t perfect, but put up a historic line nonetheless. Anthony Davis, despite decent numbers (28/11, with two steals and two blocks), wasn’t nearly good enough.

He wasn’t alone. James received precious little support, and as a team the bubble shooting woes continued in a huge way. The Lakers shot 35.1% from the floor, and 15.6% from three.

So what was the root cause, and can it be fixed before Thursday evening? Andy and Brian break it all  down. (Note: The show was broadcast live to Twitter, Periscope, and Facebook Live.)

Lakers vs. TrailBlazers: NBA Playoffs Preview with Peter Sampson

The Lakers are back in the NBA Playoffs, for the first time in nearly a decade, and as a top seed in the Western Conference. Unfortunately, they draw an unusually difficult opponent in the Portland TrailBlazers. Damian Lillard is red hot, and the Blazers are a better team than the one that struggled throughout the regular season.

So how does this one play out? To preview, the Kamenetzky Brothers break it down with Peter Sampson, contributing writer at the great blog Blazer’s Edge and a host at Portland’s 750 The Game.

From there, Andy and Brian explain why winning this season, weird as it may be, is critical because L.A.’s championship  window may not get much wider. Plus, Jimmy Butler’s totally epic bubble coffee bar, and a Hollywood wedding with some weird math.



LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma and Big Lessons from the Bubble Games with Mo Dakhil

Mo Dakhil of Bleacher Report and The Athletic joins!

The Lakers have finished their eight tune up games before the playoffs start on Tuesday. Does it matter they only won three of them? Does it matter that LeBron wasn’t all that great? What about Kyle Kuzma, one of the team’s few bubble bright spots? As the Lakers head into the postseason, should they be the favorites?

Plus, LeBron’s hairline and what should be a come to Jesus moment, the NBA lets visitors into the bubble (but not all visitors), and who makes the best bubble buddy.



Will the Lakers Offense Ever Leave Quarantine?

The Kamenetzky Brothers are back with the Land O’Lakers Podcast! Unfortuantely, the same can’t be said for the Lakers’ offense, which hasn’t really returned from the NBA’s hiatus. LeBron James has been… meh? Anthony Davis has played two great games and four pretty ordinary (or worse). What can be done to fix it, and what does it mean for the postseason?

Can the Lakers depend on Dion Waiters? (Spoiler alert… no.)

Then, did Frank Vogel really get snubbed in the Coach of the Year race?

Finally, edibles gone wrong, songs you want to hear again for the first time, and more…

Check out the video on the Kamenetzky Brothers YouTube and Facebook pages.

Land O’Lakers Is Back!!! A Trailer…

The Land O’Lakers Podcast is back. New episodes every Monday, at least. Talking Lakers, NBA, the bubble playoffs, and much, much more. Plus, we’re adding video! So you can answer that question, “What do Andy and Brian look like when they podcast?”

All the insight, all the fun guests, all the love for Slava Medvedenko you’ve come to know and love… or get to discover for the first time.