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  • 01:30

    EVERYTHING LAKERS w/ STEPHANIE LAKERGURL BEARD -UNTOLD STORIES ABOUT KOBE BRYANT

    in Basketball

          So, this is the final season for Kobe Bryant.  He will rank in the top portion of all time great basketball players.  In the top.  I have never seen anyone as intense as Kobe.  Michael Jordan may be the top BBall player of all times, but I didn't see the intensity that Kobe played with when he was on the court.  This doesn't make him better than Jordan, and you are looking at a wounded Kobe, who is probably still better than quite a few players, but his intensity?  Put in Mike Singletary from the Chicago Bears football, and Ray Lewis from the Ravens - for their intensity.  Intensity gives you an edge - YOU ARE TOTALLY FOCUSED - Totally, as focused as Stephanie Beard is going to be on today's show - share that spark of interest on B Ball with her - 347-205-9366.

  • 00:57

    Lakers Nation Podcast Episode 11: D'Angelo Rising

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    LakersNation.com's Jabari Davis was joined by Jamieson Welsh (Fox Sports Radio) and Jordan Buscarini (Castle Country Radio) once again for this week's episode. The three of them discussed Kobe Bryant's condition and where the bulk of his remaining minutes should be devoted, as well as D'Angelo Russell's continued improvement both by the eye-ball test and the numbers and whether he should be the permanent starter at this point.


    Corey Hansford also joined the show in order to give a mid-season assessment and chime in on this week's LakersNation.com Roundtable Discussion: which of the young core players has shown the greatest potential to be a superstar at this level?


    Davis also asked each of them to put on their proverbial GM hats and decide which direction would be the best way to go with the future of the small forward position with rumors of potential interest in upcoming free agents like DeMar DeRozan, Hassan Whiteside and Harrison Barnes (amongst others) from the organization.

  • 00:47

    Lakers Nation Podcast: Episode 7

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    LakersNation.com's Jabari Davis was joined by Jamieson Welsh (Fox Sports Radio) and Jordan Buscarini (Castle Country Radio) for the seventh installment of your Lakers Nation Podcast. The trio discussed Magic Johnson's recent comments about the front office and Jim Buss in particular. Davis asks if Johnson's criticism, while somewhat accurate, comes across as a bit of revisionist history given the fact that the former Laker-great publicly endorsed several of the moves he seems to be critical of at this point. 


    Davis also asked the panel to discuss some of the positive developments they've seen from the young core, while also addressing the current rotation, player frustration and whether the team may consider moving anyone if a more compatible or promising player were to become available on the market.


    Rather than their customary 'Final Shots' to close the show, the three of them took a moment to acknowledge some of Kobe Bryant's greatest moments since the 20-year-veteran officially announced his retirement last week.

  • 00:48

    EVERYTHING LAKERS W/STEPHANIE "LG" BEARD HAPPY 37TH BIRTHDAY KOBE BRYANT

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                 CELEBRATING KOBE BRYANT 37TH BIRTHDAY!!  


    Stephanie “THE LAKER GURL” Beard has become one of the hottest hosts on the JKN.  She is spicy and spirited, a devoted PRINCE lover and extreme Laker fan.  Her EVERYTHING LAKERS show is one of the most listened to shows on the network, the reason you find it featured quite often.  Anyone that comes in contact with Stephanie will become attracted to her with her magnetic personality.


                    But don’t let her girlish/feminine style buffalo you.  She will stand up to any situation and let you have it, so you better come prepared.  If you were to look up FAN (fanatic) in the dictionary, you will see her face next to it, but only for the LAKERS.  Wouldn’t she be called a different TEAM GIRL, if it were so?  But don’t say anything negative about her L.A. Lakers and KOBE.  She will stand you down and read you the riot act.  This is a show to behold!  347-205-9366 #JKN #WWLG4L #EVERYTHINGLAKERS #STEPHANIEBEARD #LARRYHINES

  • 00:40

    Lakers Nation Podcast: Episode 5

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    LakersNation.com's Jabari Davis was joined by Jamieson Welsh (Fox Sports Radio) and Jordan Buscarini (Castle Country Radio) for this weeks episode. The three of them discussed Kobe Bryant's recent reminder to the young players of this team's necessity to work the ball around on the offensive end and why there's a lot of "pot" meet "kettle" in that suggestion, D'Angelo Russell's steady improvement, Coach Scott's admission that he still struggles with balancing Bryant's minutes and why that remains problematic and several Twitter topics provided by you listeners.


    They also dove into this week's LakersNation.com Roundtable Question: What does Julius Randle need to work on in order to continue what has already been an impressive development process. 

  • 00:39

    Lakers Nation Podcast: Episode 1

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    LakersNation.com's Jabari Davis was joined by Jamieson Welsh (Fox Sports Radio) and Jordan Buscarini (Castle Country Radio) for the first episode of your Lakers Nation Podcast for the 2015-16 regular season. The three of them reassessed what might be realistic expectations for this team as the franchise continues to transition from what has been a remarkable run throughout a majority of the "Kobe Bryant Era" to establishing a new foundation centered around a promising core of young players led by Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell.


    The trio also addressed this week's 'LakersNation.com Roundtable Question' -generated each week by the site's Corey Hansford- and discussed whether it was a mistake by the front office to cut center Robert Upshaw.


    The 'Twitter Conersation of the Week' centered around @TeamJ30_Randle's question about whether Jordan Clarkson's continued emergence could potentially delay D'Angelo Russell's development as a playmaker and eventual leader at this level?

  • 00:15

    KOBE BRYANT OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT!

    in Sports

    Just felt it was neccessary, to go on air and share my thoughts about the great Kobe Bryant, who announced his impending retirement from the NBA at the end of this season, last night. Listen as I discuss everything Kobe when it comes to his retirement, my favorite memories of him, his impact on the game and how he's a prime example of today's relationships between athletes, fans and the media... check it out!


     


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  • 00:52

    Lakers Nation Podcast Episode 1 (Preseason Edition)

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    LakersNation.com writer Jabari Davis is joined by Jamieson Welsh (Fox Sports Radio) and Jordan Buscarini (Castle Country Radio) for our weekly NBA discussion where we will provide analysis, a behind-the-scenes look at the Los Angeles Lakers and really attempt to capture the "voice" of Lakers Nation.


    We discussed the summer additions, the current direction of the franchise, Kobe Bryant's return and what realistic expectations for the 2015-16 NBA season might look like.


    This week, we were joined by LakersNation.com's Corey Hansford. Beyond providing quality editorials and news content for the site, Hansford also puts together a weekly roundtable question that we'll try to feature and discuss each episode. Question of the Week: Will D'Angelo Russell or Julius Randle have a better "rookie" season for the Lakers in 2015-16?


     

  • 00:30

    Lakers Nation Podcast Episode 12: Dave Schilling

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    LakersNation.com's Jabari Davis caught up with former Grantland.com contributor and current writer for outlets such as The Guardian and Vice Sports (among others) Dave Schilling for this edition of the podcast. The two of them discussed the current state of the Los Angeles Lakers, how watching Michael Jordan compete with Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp made Schilling fall in love with the NBA during the 1990s, Schilling's thoughts on the young core and several other topics related to the current team.


    Schilling voluntarily acknowledged his desire for the team to move in a different direction with the coaching staff after the season and even offered a 'familiar' solution as a potential head coach. The two of them also addressed the upcoming free agency period and which strategy the front office should take as well as Schilling's belief that LSU's Ben Simmons is the prospect the Lakers should most covet in the upcoming NBA Draft

  • 00:27

    Trump Meeting, Wiz Live, and Kobe Bryant

    in Radio

    We talking the Trump Meeting with Black Pastors

    The Wiz Live and the social media reaction

    The Legacy of Kobe Bryant

  • 02:00

    6 Things to Admire about Kobe Bryant

    in Sports

    Los Angelenos have plenty to chew on coming out of the Thanksgiving Day weekend. Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season.  We'll discuss 6 things to admire about the future NBA Hall-of-Famer.  We'll also discuss how the Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is the closest player to Michael Jordan that we've seen since his Airness retired.  


    On the college football front, USC has selected current interim head coach Clay Helton to be their permanent head coach.  We will tell you what rings right about his hire.  


    On the NFL front, we will react to Brock Osweiler leading the Denver Broncos to a victory over the New England Patriots and establish the main reason why they have returned to the ranks of Super Bowl contenders. We'll also reveal a fatal flaw in the undefeated Carolina Panthers as well as discuss why finding the right quarterback for his system won't necessarily save the NFL career of Philadelphia Eagles head coach, Chip Kelly. 


    In the Ramscentric segment, we'll have 2 more guest analysts from the Facebook page LA RAMS vs St Louis Rams to discuss the primary key to brokering a deal for the NFL to finally return to Los Angeles.  


    Happy holidays to you and your's.