Los Angeles Lakers deep dive: Kobe's ping pong skills, LeBron clings to the throne, AD's burden

Los Angeles Lakers deep dive: Kobe's ping pong skills, LeBron clings to the throne, AD's burden

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show - August 23, 2019 - 1:08:35

On today's show, Ben Golliver welcomes longtime Los Angeles Lakers media whiz Mike Trudell, the Spectrum Sports sideline reporter, Lakers.com writer and ESPN LA radio personality. A Lakers deep dive commences. Is LeBron James still in the mix for the No. 1 spot on next year's Top 100? Can Anthony Davis carry a top-10 defense? Does Dwight Howard make sense as a DeMarcus Cousins replacement? What's up with Frank Vogel? How real are their title chances? Along the way, Mike tells stories about ping pong battles with Kobe Bryant and then takes a timeout for Brickhead Chronicles. Note: Andrew Sharp is on vacation.

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From the NBA draft to the playoffs and back again, Ben Golliver and Michael Pina take you on a ride up and down the NBA standings, laying out the latest news and rumors along the way, and leaving no basketball conspiracy theory stone left unturned. Strap on your tinfoil hat and welcome to the Open Floor Globe.

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