Rui!

Rui Hachimura, come on down! Rob Pelinka must have found some Zen Master magic dust up in Jeannie Buss’s office, because there’s no way this happened without divine intervention.

The Lakers are again on the upswing, LeBron is beating down history’s door, and Anthony Davis is poised to rejoin the club in the coming days. With two big wins in the bag and this club really believing in itself, it’s hard not to believe in the Lakers “what if” going forward.

Ethan takes a solo ride to discuss Hachimura’s arrival, his immediate impact, the short-term future, and where this Lakers team can benefit most from the former lottery pick’s acquisition.

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Lakers Comeback vs Memphis!

One thing that’s been evident this season that was sorely lacking last season was good old fashioned effort. Times have been tough but this year’s Lakers team has competed.

That resilience showed on Friday night as they staged a late 4th quarter comeback vs the young Memphis Grizzlies, 2nd seed in the West.

JC takes you through a solo edition as he recaps the win, and goes over some of the latest trade and injury news from The Los Angeles Lakers.

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Five In a Row, Lake Show: Front Office,…

The Lakers have won five in a row to begin 2023, LeBron James is setting a new standard for greatness, and his hints to the front office have become anything but subtle as the Lakers have turned around their season.

Ethan is back to dive into the five-game win streak, the incredible performance Thomas Bryant is delivering, how Russell Westbrook has redeemed himself, and why this version of Dennis Schroder needs to keep showing up regardless of who else is out there with him.

The Western Conference is packed, the Lakers appear to be ready, and with Anthony Davis returning looking more and more likely in the coming weeks, all eyes are on Rob Pelinka and Jeanie Buss to deliver what they promised LeBron and Laker Nation to begin the season.

Humbug! Injury woes Afflict Lakers Over Holidays

The holidays have the Lakers’ rollercoaster is again turning in another direction, and the emotional drain has already been enough for a full season.

Ethan is back with an overdue episode to discuss everything from AD to LeBron, the standard for greatness, the problems with silence from the front office, and how Austin Reaves became the Lakers’ second best available player.

It’s not often Ethan is left searching for words, but that’ll happen when every immediate potential answer leads to the same dead end.

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Anthony Davis for MVP!

The Lakers are on the cusp of officially turning around their season, Anthony Davis is playing his best brand of basketball in a Lakers uniform, and the noise to trade Russell Westbrook is lessening by the day.
Ethan and JC dive into the state of this Lakers team after their best win in two years and a 2-0 start to the road trip. With the unofficial start of the trade season just around the corner, the fellas look at what the Lakers could and should be targeting in an effort to grow the ceiling of this club.
The AD-LeBron-Russ trio is finally feeling good, and with the heat temporarily cooled on his seat, Rob Pelinka owes it to LeBron, AD, and Lakers fans to do whatever it takes to continue raising the ceiling of this team.

Move Over, LeBron: The Anthony Davis Era Has…

This is the player Lakers fans have been waiting for. This is the franchise icon that was meant to carry the Lakers through LeBron’s final years. This is the leader the Lakers have needed on and off the court since their championship in the bubble.

8-12 feels A LOT different than 2-10, and while there is still a lot of challenging work ahead, the Lakers are finally starting to look like a cohesive unit that actually plays as a team. Go figure.

Ethan is on for a solo ride to talk about AD’s dominance, LeBron’s insane production since returning to the lineup, the Austin Reaves Glow Up, and how the Lakers can best maximize all of them as the group moves forward.

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Lakers Make it Three in a Row!

Lakers have won not one, not two, but three, yes three games in a row. In some parts of the world, that’s a good old fashioned winning streak.

Anthony Davis has been an absolute beast in the paint during this streak and Austin Reaves has been an absolute darling that’s got Lakers fans saying Alex who? (Just kidding, I miss Alex Caruso every damn day)

Dennis Schroeder has come back and has had a couple decent games. JC will tell you about all that and more that’s been going on during the winning streak.

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Lakers Have a LeBron Problem

Well it seemed like there might have been a turnaround for The Lakers after a two game winning streak, but things have taken a turn for the worse while also experiencing improvements. Only The Lakers, right?

LeBron hasn’t been playing great and he just got injured again. Russell is playing infinitely better but that doesn’t seem to matter.

The Lakers have problems on top of problems and it seems like it’ll only get worse before it gets better. JC takes you through this solo episode of Ethos Lakers.

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Door Dash Delivery-Lakers Win; More to Come?

Matt Ryan’s “Welcome to the NBA Moment” couldn’t come at a better time for these Lakers, as the difference between 1-6 and 2-5 is nothing short of monumental for this club.

Ethan brings you a solo show to discuss the best night of Ryan’s life, Anthony Davis’ understated dominance, LeBron losing a step, and the rebirth of Russell Westbrook off the bench.

Ethan also dives into the emergence of Lonnie Walker IV, Brown, Austin Reaves, and how all of a sudden the Lakers might have some real role players. Did you know that Walker & Brown outscored LeBron & AD? 🤔

This team feels a lot different than it did just a week ago, and we’re here to be entertained.

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Lakers Get Their First One of 22-23

No longer can the number of 0 linger over the Win column in the standings for The Los Angeles Lakers have finally won a game this season. Now standing at 1-5, the entire landscape of the league feels brand new!

Or does it? JC excitedly covers this much needed first win, but how much exactly is there to celebrate? How repeatable is this success? He’ll talk about that and more in this solo edition of the Ethos Lakers Podcast.

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LakersCast: The Lakers’ Bad Magic Number

The Lakers already have a magic number, and we bet you’ll be able to guess what it relates to following a tragic 0-3 start.
Ethan and JC go in on the squad following a brutal loss to Portland, discuss the obvious woes from distance, and really put Russell Westbrook’s performance into context in terms of how he’s impacting this team.
The fellas give Darvin Ham a lot of credit, but also wonder how long his message will last given there are key variables in the equation that he has absolutely no control over.

The Lakers Are Back...What The Hell Should We…

LeBron may be poised to go into the record books again, but it’s Anthony Davis who needs to be the subject of conversation when it comes to the success of this team. The depth is questionable, the competition is fierce, and the effort is a complete variable after the Lakers again changed the entire supporting cast. 
 
But that’s why they play the games, and it’s awesome to have Lakers basketball back! Ethan goes solo to bring you into the season before the action gets under way.

2022-23 Has Begun...In Almost the Same Way Last…

The Lakers 2022-23 season has begun! A 30pt pre-season loss might sound like the end of the world given how last season went, but there are some positives to glean from this first game. Is Max Christie a diamond in the rough? Has Russell Westbrook slowed down to efficiency? Is Kendrick Nunn back (for the first time)? All those answers and more from JC De Leon in this solo edition of the Ethos Lakers podcast!

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Rogaine on the Wing: A Lakers Lovestory

Dennis Schroder is back, Russell Westbrook is still here, and the Lakers have still failed to answer the most obvious question with training camp around the corner.
Ethan returns for a solo ride of the Ethos Lakers podcast to discuss the Schroder reunion, a possible starting five, LeBron’s biggest challenge, and why it’s time for Anthony Davis to step up for this club to have a chance.
This episode is complete with a Stephen A Smith style rant, a balanced take on how this team can move forward, and an attempt to make sense out of the offseason that feels like it has presented more questions than answers.