Juliet Litman and John Gonzalez unpack the drama surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers (0:58), evaluate the updated All-Star voting process (8:52), project the impact of players returning to action (14:38), and wonder if the Toronto Raptors could contend with the top-tier teams (20:24). Then they discuss some regrettable choices by players named Paul (24:49), react to eccentric news stories in basketball (30:47), and preview this week’s slate of games (34:01).
‘Heat Check’: Turbulent Lakers, Triumphant Raptors, and Tampering in L.A.
Plus: eccentric news stories and regrettable choices by players named Paul
Secrecy has been the norm as the release date for the fantasy epic approaches, but the newly announced title, ‘The Rings of Power,’ is more than enough for fans to chew on
Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Carl Anka join to discuss what they’ve been watching recently
After years of performing karaoke and explicit sing-alongs, the comedian has settled into the lead role of an understated coming-of-age series on HBO, ‘Somebody Somewhere’
The deal, announced Tuesday and expected to close in 2023, touches on every hot-button gaming-industry issue, from consolidation to workplace reform to Netflix-style libraries to speculation around the "metaverse"