Lakers Late Night Replay vs. Minnesota

Plenty to talk about after a 97-92 win for the Lakers over Minnesota, from the introduction of Ramon Sessions to the L.A. crowd to the end of the Derek Fisher era, and a lot of things in between. Thanks to a snafu with the house wireless (that's our guess, at least) tonight's interweb program was interrupted, and therefore had to be broadcast in two parts. Among the big topics of conversation:

  • The debut of Sessions. What he brings to the table is incredibly easy to see, and includes things the Lakers have lacked for a while. The ability to penetrate and finish at the rim whether in isolation or off the pick and roll, and great straight ahead speed in the open floor. And as Kobe Bryant said after the game (video you'll see in the show), "He can score. He can score. He can obviously get into the paint."

  • How Sessions will impact the team going forward.

  • The relief players feel with the trade deadline having passed.

  • Reaction to the Fisher trade. Kobe held his tongue (though how he said what he didn't say spoke volumes) but acknowledged how strange it was to take the floor without him, and lamented the championship DNA that went out the door with his fomer co-captain.


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