Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa

Lakers Talk with Allen Sliwa

This is a Lakers town, and Allen Sliwa is getting you closer to the team during Lakers Talk weekly on ESPN LA 710 and the ESPN App.


March 28, 2023 46 min
The Lakers got a big shocker right before the loss against the Chicago Bulls: The return of LeBron James. Sli reacted and wondered if LeBron came back too soon. Sli hopes LeBron is healthy the rest of the season but has his doubts, like everyone else. Then, Sliwa talks about the next two games for the Lakers that could make or break the season: Chicago and Minnesota. And is AD a number-one option? Sli answers the question.   Learn ...
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With really high hopes for the team going into last week, Sliwa was disappointed on how the Lakers played when they needed to win for their playoff hopes. Can they rebound going into this week's of games? Sliwa hopes so. Plus, while it was a rough week for the team, it was a real rough week for Anthony Davis. ESPN's Brian Windhorst joined Sli to talk about the current perception of the Lakers around the league, an update on LeBron,...
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March 14, 2023 47 min
Even though they lost to the New York Knicks, Sliwa is really encouraged on how the Lakers have been playing in the last week. He thinks the team is "still in a good spot" even though he keep jumping and dropping in the standings almost everyday with the very tight Western Conference. Also, Sli thinks the Lakers are "fun again" with their recent play. And does AD have to be more assertive? To talk more about AD, LeBron and the road...
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March 7, 2023 47 min
With LeBron out for possibly a month, Sliwa thinks Anthony Davis will step up but thinks other guys have to step up as well. Sli also thinks if of 3 or 4 guys can play well in addition to AD, the Lakers will be alright until LeBron returns. Plus, an update on D'Angelo Russell and why is he so important now with LeBron out. Spectrum's Mike Bresnahan came on to talk about AD's dominance with LeBron out, what to expect from the team w...
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February 28, 2023 49 min
Sliwa opens up the show with the bad news: LeBron James could be out multiple weeks with a foot injury. Sliwa reacts and wonders if they can get to the playoffs without King James. Sli then looks at the standings and breaks down the teams that are around the Lakers, thinking some of those teams are "unreliable." LA Times' Brad Turner joined Allen to talk about LeBron's injury, who needs to step up in Lebron's absent and if he think...
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February 21, 2023 48 min
Fresh off of the All-Star Break, Sliwa has a "little optimism" going into the last 23 games of the regular season for the Lakers. Plus, even though Sli is optimistic heading into the final stretch of the regular season, he's more concerned about the next 7 games against teams AHEAD of the Lakers in the West. To talk more about what he expects in the next week and what he's seen from the new guys on the team is The Athletic's Jovan ...
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February 15, 2023 48 min
Sliwa recapped the huge week for the Lakers with everything from LeBron's record breaking night to the trade deadline, where the Lakers completely changed the roster in less than a day. Can the Lakers make a playoff push? Sliwa predicts whether the Lakers can based on the new moves and their recent play. And, is AD not "carrying his weight" without LeBron? Sliwa has some "eye-opening" stats. To talk more about the playoff push and ...
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February 7, 2023 44 min
Sliwa reacts to the biggest story in the NBA right now, the Kyrie Irving trade to Dallas, and how it affected the Lakers, who were in the running for Kyrie's services. Also, can this team-as-construted win the NBA Title? Sliwa discussed. To talk more about the "trade that wasn't," NBA Trade Deadline and LeBron James' upcoming big week is The Athletic's Jovan Buha. Plus, Sliwa tries to predict what's going to happen this week with t...
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February 2, 2023 48 min
Sliwa opened up the show still frustrated about the loss in Boston, that "may or may not" have been the referees' fault. And, Allen talks AD coming back and the impact of the Rui Hachimura trade.  Also, Sli predicts what's going to happen in the next week with a couple important games for the Lakers, especially LeBron, who will break the NBA All-Time Scoring Record within the next week. Then, Lakers Nation's Trevor Lane called in t...
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January 24, 2023 42 min
The Lakers finally made a trade, but not the trade that everyone was expecting as the Lakers traded Kendrick Nunn to Washington for Rui Hachimura. Sliwa reacts as he thinks Rui is "exactly what the Lakers need." Sli also thinks with this trade, the Lakers can vault to the Top 6 in the Western Conference. Also, Allen talks about what the Lakers are going to be missing from the departing Kendrick Nunn. Then, Sli previews the huge mat...
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January 18, 2023 43 min
Sliwa opened up the show giving his assessment of Darvin Ham's 1st half as the Lakers Head Coach. Sliwa thinks he's doing a good job despite on the injuries with the team and the way he's handling Russell Westbrook. Plus, reaction to the Shams Charania report that Anthony Davis could be back "a few games before the All-Star game." Also, Sli thinks the Lakers are "a move away" from really contending in the West. And, LeBron is just ...
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January 11, 2023 49 min
With the Lakers playing their 41st game and officially at the halfway mark, Sliwa gives his assessment on how the team did in the 1st half of the regular season. He thinks they fell short of his expectations, but injuries had a lot to do with the slow start. Plus, an update on Anthony Davis, who is expected to return sooner rather than later. And, will the Lakers finally make a trade with this comments from LeBron about the roster?...
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January 4, 2023 53 min
Sliwa started the show marveling at what LeBron James is doing right now, basically carrying the Lakers the last week and a half without Anthony Davis. Plus, Allen thinks is a crazy that LeBron is playing with this pace at minutes per game after just turning the age of 38. Then, Sliwa reacts to the injury update that Anthony Davis provided before the Lakers' win in Atlanta against the Hawks. Lakers Nation's Trevor Lane came on to t...
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December 21, 2022 52 min
Sliwa starts off the show reacting to the big news coming from the weekend: Anthony Davis will be out infinitely because of a right foot injury. And, more reaction to other players being out including LeBron James and Russell Westbrook. Plus, what does AD's injury do for the Lakers on the trade front? To talk more about this and other NBA things, including the sale of the Phoenix Suns, is ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Also, a look ahead ...
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December 13, 2022 48 min
The Lakers go 3-3 on their 6-game road trip and Sliwa thought they did played a lot better that he thought they would. Also, Sliwa thinks the 5-game stretch is very important with the Lakers matching up against 4 possible playoff teams. And with the Lakers playing better lately, do they still need to shake-up the roster? Sliwa gave his take on the topic. Then, Lakers Nation's Trevor Lane to talk about what he saw from the team on t...
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December 6, 2022 48 min
With the Lakers starting off their 6-game road trip 2-0 with a great win over the Milwaukee Bucks, Sliwa thinks the perception around the Lakers is starting to change. Also, talk on Anthony Davis, who might be the frontrunner for MVP right at the moment. Plus, Sliwa goes over the trade possibilities for the Lakers in the next month or so, as players that signed over the Summer can start getting traded on December 15th. To talk more...
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November 30, 2022 49 min
The Lakers lose a close game where they blew a 17 point 4th Quarter lead vs the Indiana Pacers last night, and Sliwa still had a "bad taste in his mouth" about it. Is LeBron the blame for last night's loss? Sliwa wondered. Also, Sli thinks AD should be the focal point of the offense from here on out. Plus, the Athletic's Jovan Buha called in to talk about how AD is used within the Lakers' offense and the trade value of Patrick Beve...
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November 22, 2022 44 min
The Lakers are on a 3 game win streak after starting the season 2-10, and Sliwa thinks there is "better basketball" from the Lakers ahead. Can AD keep up his dominate numbers? Sli wonders if Anthony Davis can put up these numbers against a playoff team. Also, Spectrum's Mike Bresnahan called in to talk about why the Lakers are playing better lately, how Lonnie Walker as been a big surprise, and what to expect vs Phoenix. Then, Sliw...
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November 15, 2022 51 min
Anthony Davis had 37 points and 13 rebounds in the Lakers' win vs the Brooklyn Nets, but Sliwa thinks he didn't "feel his presence" during the game. Sli maintains that AD needs to be a "Top 10 player every night" for the Lakers to be a real contender. Plus, Allen reacts to the news that the Lakers could be a "full strength" in Friday's matchup vs. the Detroit Pistons with news that Thomas Bryant and Dennis Schroder could be back on...
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November 9, 2022 49 min
The Lakers have started their season off to a 2-8 record so far, and Sliwa looks at positives/negatives with the team through the first 10 games. What's working according to Sli? Russell Westbrook playing off the bench. Also, with his recent play, could the Lakers trade AD? Sliwa gives his "two cents." Plus, The Athletic's Jovan Buha called in to talk about what he think is wrong with the Lakers and what they could potentially do i...
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