March 21, 2021, 9:08 pm
LeBron James…human being? After asking out following his high-ankle sprain, the Hoop Ball Lakers team can confirm that LeBron is in fact a human like all of us. No LBJ and no AD means the Lakers are about to really get tested. Talen Horton Tucker’s improvement will jump immediately into the spotlight, Kyle Kuzma gets the role he’s always clamored for, and Montrezl Harrell will continue to play a much larger role than many projected him for initially. The Lakers will be tested with a tough schedule and not a lot of rest time, and with LeBron’s timeline to return completely up in the air, the supporting cast will have to deliver an A-squad effort with a B-squad roster. Ethan and JC dive into what LeBron’s absence means for the fellas, especially with AD still on the sidelines, on this quick-hitting edition of the Hoop Ball Lakers podcast.