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.


February 13, 2024 46 mins
The Lakers have won 4 of their last 5 games, including impressive wins at Boston and New York, Sliwa is a little bit more optimistic as the team heads in to the All-Star Break. Plus, reaction to the signing of Spencer Dinwiddie. Sli thinks its an excellent signing for the Lakers, as he brings "instant offense." And, the Lakers "stood pat" at the trade deadline, was it the right thing to do? Also, the debut of "4th Quarter. Learn mo...
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Sliwa started off the show looking back on the 4-2 Grammys' Road Trip, in which they looked an lottery team in back-to-back losses to looking like a team in the upper tier of the NBA with wins vs Boston and New York. Plus, what to expect for the Lakers at the NBA trade deadline, which is on Thursday. Sli also took calls from fans that either want to see the Lakers make a move or stand pat at the deadline. Then, a look ahead to the ...
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February 1, 2024 43 mins
After the emotional Double Overtime win in San Francisco against the Warriors, the Lakers have two bad back-to-back losses to Houston and Atlanta, so Sli tries to figure out what team the Lakers are: A Championship Contender or a Play-in team?  Also, an update on Anthony Davis. And, what was in LeBron's head with the Hourglass emoji? Lakers Nation's Trevor Lane came on to talk about the emoji and the chances the Lakers make a deal ...
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January 23, 2024 44 mins
The Lakers are currently 5-5 through the month of January, but Sliwa thinks they need "a little bit more" to get back on the winning side consistly. Plus, should the Lakers trade D'Angelo Russell, who is playing his best ball of the season in the last 5 games? Sli talked about it. Also, if D'Lo goes, who should come in? DeJounte Murray? Bruce Brown Jr? Sliwa went down the list of possible players that can help the Lakers. Then, LA ...
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January 17, 2024 48 mins
Even though the Lakers have under .500 at the moment, Sliwa still has faith in the team if they got in to the playoffs and played young teams with not a lot of experience such as the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Sli also thinks the next 2 weeks are lots of "winable games" before the schedule gets really tough. Plus, another change to the lineup and reaction to more trade rumors. Also, Spectrum's Billy Macdo...
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January 11, 2024 42 mins
After 2 really bad losses last week to Miami and Memphis, the Lakers got back-to-back wins vs the white, hot Clips and the Toronto Raptors, but Sli still thinks there are more bad than good with the team right now. Also, do you believe in Anthony Davis? Sli brings it up. Then, Sliwa reacts to D'Angelo Russell's quote of basically not "fitting in with this team." Plus, Producer DeAndre had a huge problem with Sli's take on D'Lo.   L...
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January 5, 2024 47 mins
The Lakers are in real trouble right now as they just lost 3 straight games and also 8 of the last 10 games. Sliwa goes over the two biggest problems with the Lakers right now: the constant lineup changes and the lack of shooting. Also, Sliwa thinks lately the Lakers have been giving a "lack of effort" on both ends of the court that "probably starts with the head coach." Plus, Sliwa reacted to the rumors of the "disconnect" in the ...
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December 20, 2023 55 mins
The Lakers go to Vegas and win the Inaugural In-Season Tournament and Sli already doesn't want them in title game ever again. Plus, do the Lakers need to make a move? Sli thinks they shouldn't make a deal with the roster they have now. Also, ESPN's Brian Windhorst called in to talk about his impressions of the Lakers a quarter through the season and the In-Season Tournament. Then, Sliwa looks at the road trip ahead of the Christmas...
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December 12, 2023 44 mins
The Lakers win the inaugural In-Season Tournament, and Sliwa was very impressed on what he saw from the team in Las Vegas. The Lakers will finally get to see Wemby later this week and Sliwa talked about that. Plus, Sliwa thought D'Angelo Russell has been playing really well, especially how he went at Indiana's Bruce Brown, who did a lot of "talking" since he was on the Denver team that won last season's title. Lakers Nation's Trevo...
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December 5, 2023 51 mins
Sliwa starts off the show assessing the team through the quarter mark of the season, but still doesn't know what kind of team the Lakers are with all the injuries still present on the roster. Plus, Sli doesn't think the team has a "signature win" so far in the young season. Also, Sliwa tries to makes sense of LeBron vs Ime Udoka during the win vs the Houston Rockets. Spectrum's Mike Bresnahan called in to talk about that and if the...
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November 29, 2023 53 mins
Sliwa started the show recapping the "debacle" in Philadelphia in which the Lakers loss by 44 points to the 76ers. Then, why are the Lakers starting their games off so bad? Sliwa can't figure it out.  Plus, Allen goes through the "roller coaster ride" which is Anthony Davis with his recent play. And, do the Lakers really need another star? Sli talked about the rumors. To talk more about the blowout loss and the insane longevity of ...
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November 21, 2023 49 mins
The Lakers are 8-6 through the first 14 games and Sliwa gives his "two cents" on the various storylines surrounding the team in the first month of the regular season. Can LeBron James sustain this level of play for another 7 months? Sliwa thinks he needs to take a "back seat" to the role players so he doesn't breakdown in 2024. Plus, do the Lakers need a "third star? Sliwa answers the question. The Athletic's Jovan Buha came on to ...
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November 14, 2023 45 mins
Sliwa began that show realizing that there are so many different storylines with the Lakers in the first couple weeks: The injuries, the play of AD, and the up/downs of the role players. Also, is it a good idea to bring Austin Reaves off the bench? Sliwa thinks it’s not so bad as people think. Plus, an injury update on LeBron and Jarred Vanderbilt. LA Times Lakers Beat Writer Brad Turner came on to talk about the changing rotation ...
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November 8, 2023 43 mins
Are injuries the reason for the Lakers' slow start? Sliwa thinks it as something to do with it. Plus, a recap of the last second loss in Miami and Sli gives his assessment of the Lakers' role players so far through the first couple weeks of the season. Lakers Nation's Trevor Lane came on to talk about his thoughts on the Lakers injury bug and Austin Reaves/D'Angelo Russell backcourt. Then, Houston's Dillon Brooks is "talking again....
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November 1, 2023 50 mins
Sliwa started the show with the good and bad from the Lakers in the first week of the regular season. Plus, Sli thinks AD is already playing like an MVP candidate, despite going scoreless in the 2nd half vs Denver on Opening Night. Also, what's up with Austin Reaves slow start to the season? And, with all the news on the James Harden trade to the Clippers and a short preview of Lakers/Clippers was ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. Then, Sliwa...
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October 24, 2023 51 mins
With one more day until the NBA regular season, Sliwa reacted to the Lakers' six Preseason games, by saying what he liked, what he didn't like, and marveled at the depth the Lakers can throw at their opponents. Plus, Sliwa breaks down the Lakers first opponent, the Denver Nuggets, who with former Laker KCP and their head coach Michael Malone, have been "saying a lot" about the Lakers during offseason leading up to Opening Night. Al...
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October 17, 2023 51 mins
With 5 Preseason games already played, Sliwa gave his assessment on the team so far, but still doesn't know how they match up against the better teams in the NBA. Plus, Sli had a lot to say about Anthony Davis, especially since Head Coach Darvin Ham said he was going to shoot at least 6 three-pointers a game.  Jovan Buha of the Athletic came on to talk about his impressions of the team through 5 Preseason games and who he thinks wi...
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October 10, 2023 42 mins
Lakers played their first 2 games of the Preseason, so Sliwa gave his first impressions so far of the team, that features lots of new parts. Also, watching the first couple games already, Sli thinks one of the newest Lakers will have a huge impact on the team. Lakers Nation's Trevor Lane came on to talk about his first impressions of the team and who could be the 5th guy in the starting lineup that features LeBron, AD, Austin, and ...
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October 3, 2023 46 mins
Sliwa talks about the excitement being at Media Day, as Sli thinks it was “night and day” compared to last season’s Media Day. Also, LA Times’ Brad Turner came on to talk about his impressions of Lakers’ Media Day and what to expect from this team in the short and long term. Then, Sliwa replayed some the highlights from his player interviews during media day, including sitting down with Anthony Davis.  Learn more about your ad choi...
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September 27, 2023 52 mins
With NBA Training Camps about a week away from opening, Sliwa took an in-depth look at the Lakers' entire roster, with projections for the rotation and the starting lineup. Plus, Allen reads some quotes from Austin Reaves' interview with ESPN's Zach Lowe, as Reaves thought just like Sli that the roster has "a lot of talent." Then, ESPN's Brian Windhorst came on to talk how the Lakers will stack up in the loaded Western Conference a...
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