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2021 Schedule
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HR 2: Preseason eve

Sliwa goes through the top stories around the association. The NBA releases it's Covid protocol ahead of the season kickoff in three weeks. Plus, ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk joins the show.


HR 1: Run it back

Dennis Schroder is officially introduced to the media as a Los Angeles Lakers, and had an interesting answer to a question that Sliwa noticed. The NBA tips off in three weeks, how will the Lakers prepare for opening night? Plus, Spectrum Sportsnet's Mike Bresnahan calls into the show.

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13hDave McMenamin

Schroder says he intends to start at PG for Lakers

Despite the fact the Lakers started LeBron James at the 1 last season and are thin at that position on the bench, Dennis Schroder says he intends to start at point guard next season.

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12hDave McMenamin

Dudley returning to Lakers for veteran minimum

Veteran Jared Dudley, who became an important part of the Lakers' team culture last season, is returning to the team on a one-year, $2.6 million deal.


Remote controlling in sports, art and medicine...

Doc opens talking about the remote controlling in sports, art and medicine. Doc uses the examples of director Alfred Hitchcock UCONN coach Geno Aureimma and Jason Mansfield of Valley Flyers. Klapper Vision is about Joe Burrow's torn ACL and MCL. The Weekend Warrior Clinic opens for listeners.

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4dTim Bontemps

NBA releases preseason slate for Dec. 11-19

Each NBA team will play at least two preseason games Dec. 11 through Dec. 19 -- one at home and one on the road -- and none will play more than four games, the league announced.

The most interesting NBA players on new teams (1:20)
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6dDave McMenamin

Gasol: Leaving Raptors for Lakers 'was tough'

Marc Gasol said that leaving the Raptors for the Lakers in free agency was "tough" and that "I wasn't sure I was going to be able to be the player that they needed me to be there in order to win [another title]."


New Laker Marc Gasol and Rams reporter D'Marco Farr

New Lakers Marc Gasol join the guys and talks about his arrival, playing with LeBron, coming from Spain, in Memphis with the Grizzlies and more. Rams on field reporter D'Marco Farr says who is favorite comedian is and why the Rams offense was hitting on all cylinders Monday. Another angle about who will give the Lakers a run for their money this season. the guys say their thanks.


Hour one is a cornucopia of drive bars, thanksgiving and Lakers

Jorge and Ramona Shelburne, in for LZ, open talking about Marc Gasol following his brother's path to the Lakers. How much of a party night is your Thanksgiving... Drive bars, their and your favorites... How do all the new Lakers additions add or subtract for the LeBron...

Mark Cuban compares Luka Doncic's game to Magic Johnson's (1:25)
Perkins: No debate that Kyrie-KD is closest duo to LeBron-AD (1:33)

First Take 2nd Hour: Which NBA team improved themselves the most, is there an NBA duo better than LeBron & AD, plus, reaction to Nick Saban contracting covid-19 again, and a Ravens-Steelers preview

Max & Kendrick Perkins debate which NBA team made the best trades this offseason, plus, is there a better NBA duo than LeBron and Anthony Davis? Ryan Clark joins to react to Nick Saban being out for the Iron Bowl after contracting covid-19, and the guys debate if losing to the Ravens would be a big deal to the Steelers. Also, does Calvin Johnson belong in the NFL Hall of Fame?

Perkins says Lakers are bullying Clippers in free agency like Deebo in 'Friday' (1:42)

Ram show a tour de offense...

Rams look like Super Bowl contenders after their MNF win over the Buccaneers, the guys discuss... The Lakers make a weekend full of moves... off on Monday, the guys finally react... Rams analyst Kirk Morrison calls in and talks about the great offensive game Monday night of the Rams...


Hour 2; Lakers Stronger This Year?

The Bucs struggled again and it's on Tom Brady. Did the Steelers finally leapfrog the Chiefs on Max's NFL Power Rankings? Phillip Rivers has played the best of any QB to change teams. Max looks at the Lakers' offseason and asks if they're better than last year.


Hour 1; Brady and the Bucs Struggle Again

Tom Brady struggles again. Is this on Brady or Coach Arians? Do you trust Brady in the moment of truth? Rams are true contenders. Kendrick Perkins answers if this year's Lakers team is stronger than last year and if the Clippers improved at all. Max says it's too late for the Eagles to bench Carson Wentz because 'He's Finished!' Callers agree with Max that Wentz is done.


J&J: Brady Struggles On MNF, Lakers' Big Offseason

Spend your afternoon with Jalen & Jacoby as the guys discuss Brady's rough night vs. the Rams, Montrezl Harrell's reason for choosing the Lakers over the Clippers and break down the Celtics’ offseason. Plus, 2-time Grammy Award winning producer Hit-Boy stops by the show.

How much better than the Clippers did the Lakers get in the offseason? (1:27)

Team Stats

Points Per Game113.411th
Rebounds Per Game45.79th
Assists Per Game25.410th
Points Allowed107.64th

Team History