The Clippers broke ground on their new arena in Inglewood this morning, so the guys reacted. Travis and Sli are not threated as Lakers fans but are generally "intrigued" by the new Clippers' home. The guys took calls on the topic, especially lots of Lakers fans. Also, "Fact Or Cap" with the question: Are Baseball movies the best sports movies?
Which teams are headed for sudden rises and dramatic falls? Is Ben Simmons a Sixer on opening night? Will LeBron deliver another title to Lakerland? Our NBA forecast concludes with Team Turmoil, Team Turnaround and pressing NBA questions.
We polled the experts on the ESPN Forecast panel for their predictions heading into the 2021-22 NBA season.
Since one of the two best teams in Major League Baseball will be in a Wild Card Play-In Game, is it time to finally change the MLB Playoff Format? The guys discussed. Plus, the still nameless "Travis vs Sliwa vs Caller Picks Segment!" And, how will the Dodgers use Gavin Lux, as they head to the playoffs. Also, more talk on AD maybe or maybe not being a Top 5 NBA player and "The Dump" with NASCAR at the Coliseum!
Do you like Guacamole? The crew discussed on National Guacamole Day. And, Bob Stoops and Oregon's Mario Cristobal have been mentioned as possible candidates for the USC job, so the guys reacted to the reports. Also, what is proper movie theater etiquette? Plus, "Fact Or Cap" with a discussion on "Spam Calls," Beach Vacations, and Reality Shows. Then, another name popped up for the USC job and talk on Dennis Schroder's IG posts.
Are the Lakers locks for the No. 1 seed? Are the Clippers headed for the play-in? Our NBA Summer Forecast continues with win-loss projections for every West team.
On Wednesday, Schroder put up an Instagram post to celebrate his 28th birthday and poke fun at his sizable pay cut.
Travis already thinks if the Rams can start 3-0 and beat Tampa Bay in Week 3, he has no doubt they are going to the Super Bowl. Sliwa says "not so fast" when it comes to anointing the Rams the NFL's best team after Week 3. And, if you can only put one thing on a double cheeseburger, what would you put on it? Plus, reaction to Carmelo Anthony's apperance on First Take. Also, "Fact Or Cap" with talk on dentist appointments and LeBron catching Kareem.
The 10-time NBA All-Star opened up about his memoir ahead of his first season as a Laker.
Kevin Pelton is weighing in on all the latest offseason deals, including Aaron Gordon's extension with the Nuggets.
With Clayton Kershaw back for the Dodgers, the fellas wondered where he would be in rotation if the Playoffs started today. Also, reaction to the new Lakers purple alternate jersey. Plus, more talk on USC firing Clay Helton and what the next move for the Trojans will be. And, "Fact Or Cap" with talk on the Met Gala and the best TV theme song of all-time. Also, why in the world couldn't the Raiders find their kicker last night in the win against the Ravens.
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Novak Djokovic, a win from the Grand Slam & a record 21st major title, invoked Kobe Bryant, from when the Lakers had a commanding playoff series lead. "He said, ‘Why should I be happy right now? Job is not done,'" recalled Djokovic. "Probably millions of athletes and people around the world have been looking up to him, admiring him. That's kind of an attitude I have. Job is not done. Excitement is there. Motivation is there, without a doubt. Probably more than ever. But I have one more to go."
Live at the Black Gold Golf Course for the ESPNLA Golf Classic, Travis and Sliwa reacted to the breaking news from the Lakers: Marc Gasol getting traded to Memphis. Then, the guys do a "Bratwurst Test" during the show. Also, can Matthew Stafford lead the Rams to wins in "meaningful games?" Plus, do the Dodgers have to start thinking about playing in the Wild Card game instead of catching the SF Giants for the division? And, "The Dump" with more food tasting and a shoutout to Arnold Palmer.
For the second time, Marc Gasol is being traded by the Lakers to the Grizzlies. Memphis is expected to work on waiver and release for Gasol, who wants to begin the season at home with his family in Spain, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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The Lakers have agreed to trade Marc Gasol, a 2024 second-round pick and cash to the Grizzlies for the draft rights to Wang Zhelin, sources tell ESPN. Deal saves Lakers $10M. Gasol and Grizzlies will work together on waiver and release to allow him to remain in Spain w/ family.
Travis and Sliwa are live at the Black Gold Golf Course for the ESPNLA Golf Classic! The guy who hit the cerimonial tee shot, ESPN's Keyshawn Johnson, came on with the guys to talk about how the hell Tom Brady still "can do it" and his thoughts on the Rams chances for the Super Bowl. Plus, Mason and Ireland joined Travis and Sliwa to talk about the results of "Mason vs Ireland" during the Classic. And, with Tom Brady leading Tampa Bay to a last minute win against Dallas on the 1st night of NFL action, how long will LeBron James "go" for the Lakers? Also, the ESPNLA Golf Classic version of "Ask Sli!"
DeAndre Jordan said the trade from Brooklyn that ultimately landed him with the Lakers was something that worked for both sides, and his relationship with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant goes "beyond basketball."
Five games. Nine days. One of the biggest upsets in history. The 2004 Finals did far more than redefine the blueprint to championship contention. It put Pistons center Ben Wallace on the fast track to NBA immortality.
DeAndre Jordan intends to sign with the Lakers upon the completion of a buyout with the Pistons, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Upon formal completion of a buyout with the Detroit Pistons, center DeAndre Jordan intends to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell ESPN. Jordan would have to first clear waivers to become a free agent.
Trevor Ariza, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo, Wayne Ellington and Kent Bazemore are all back in L.A. Here's what happened the first time they were around, and what to expect from them this season.