It appears this is the week that the NBA media quit procrastinating about worrying over the Lakers and finally embraced the full-blown panic:
The Lakers and LeBron James are not making the playoffs.
There are many reasons, such as Lonzo Ball being injured (Los Angeles is 20-14 this season when he plays) and obviously the time James missed (went 6-12 without him).
But are there secret reasons no one has yet considered? What do we think Knicks head coach David Fizdale might suggest, who recently diagnosed his own team’s ills as playing too much Fortnite?
To help answer that question and talk about a host of other basketball and non-basketball topics, David Roth (@david_j_roth) joins the latest episode of Fastbreak Breakfast. David is an editor at Deadpin, the host of the Deadcast and remembers first identifying Anthony Mason as a promising prospect on a 10-day contract for the New Jersey Nets.
In addition to diagnosing the woes of the Lakers, the following topics are broached:
- When visiting cities why do we do the same things we would do in our own city?
- What measures should be used to judge the coach of a team that isn’t trying to win?
- Could there actually be positives to NBA players going to bars or clubs instead of playing video games?
- What level of losing was Spike Lee missing out on a Best Picture Oscar to a film about race relations directed by a Farrelly Brother, on the same day the Knicks actually won a home game that he wasn’t at?
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