Archive for the 'Playoff Podcast' Category

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Playoff Podcast #22: Kevin Ding

Kevin DingBeat reporter and columnist Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register joined us at Friday’s media session to take a look at L.A.’s situation after a dominant Game 1 victory.

As always, listen below or check out Playoff Central for everything else you need to know about this series.

Playoff Podcast #21: Chris Ballard

Before Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard had this to say about Kobe Bryant: “If the Lakers go on to win this series it will be because Bryant becomes less involved, not more so.” That certainly proved to be the case, so we called Ballard to talk about the player who’s put his team in position to win the NBA title.

As always, listen below or check out Playoff Central for everything else you need to know about this series.

Playoff Podcast #20: Chris Lewis

Our friend Chris Lewis served as the Orlando Magic sideline reporter for four seasons before moving on to cover sports in Colorado, and he joined us to take a closer look at Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis and the Magic.

As always, listen below or check out Playoff Central for everything else you need to know about this series.

Playoff Podcast #19: Rasheed Hazzard

As part of our complete Finals Preview we talked with Lakers Advance Scout Rasheed Hazzard who spent the past couple weeks bouncing between Cleveland and Orlando for the Eastern Conference Finals, all the while reporting back to the Lakers coaching staff and keeping them apprised of each team’s strengths and weaknesses. We caught up with him to talk about the Magic and how they matchup with the Lakers.

As always, listen below or check out Playoff Central for everything else you need to know about this series.

Playoff Podcast #18: Mike Breen

ESPN’s Mike Breen, who’s handling play-by-play duties for the Lakers – Nuggets series, joined us prior to Game 4 to talk about calling the Western Conference Finals.

As always, listen below or check out Playoff Central for everything else you need to know about this series.

Playoff Podcast #17: John Ireland

081022blog_irelandFor today’s Playoff Podcast we sat down with KCAL sideline reporter and host of the Mason & Ireland show on 710ESPN, John Ireland to talk about the Lakers 2-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets in the 2009 Western Conference Finals.

As always, listen below or check out Playoff Central for everything else you need to know about this series.

Playoff Podcast #16: Chris Lewis

Our correspondent for the Nuggets series, Chris Lewis, is a sports reporter for 850 KOA in Denver that formerly spent four years covering the NBA as a member of the Orlando Magic’s broadcast team. We broke down L.A.’s Game 1 win, looked ahead at Game 2 and generally argued and debated the series.

As always, listen below or check out Playoff Central for everything else you need to know about this series.

Playoff Podcast #15: Lakers.com

We sat down after Game 1 to take a closer look at the final couple minutes of the Lakers win. We also found time for this.

As always, listen below or check out Playoff Central for everything else you need to know about this series.

Playoff Podcast #14: Lakers.com

Another podcast to get you through the next couple hours until tipoff. This time we talk about today’s shootaround and how it pertains to tonight’s Game 6. We also talk about the Nuggets closing out the Mavs, the Magic/Celtics series and I come up with a new name for one of America’s favorite shows (…which really is one of my best ideas ever).

As always, listen below or check out Playoff Central for everything else you need to know about this series.

Playoff Podcast #13: Spero Dedes

Lakers radio voice Spero Dedes joined us to talk about in-air debates with Lakers.com, L.A.’s 2-2 series with the Houston Rockets and the Cleveland and Denver hype.

As always, listen below or check out Playoff Central for everything else you need to know about this series.