On this episode of CourtCast host Trevor Lane and guest John Ireland, the radio voice of the Los Angeles Lakers, talk about the great Lakers vs Celtics rivalry, tanking, and the future of both franchises.
With another matchup between the two legendary franchises looming on Friday, Ireland stops in to give his thoughts on the direction of the NBA’s marquee teams.
Plus, we discuss whether Paul George should be considered a superstar and we rank the Lakers young core with a surprising pick for second on the team. Ireland tells some truly fantastic Lakers stories throughout the episode involving Dr. Jerry Buss, Mychal Thompson, Sasha Vujacic, Jerry West, and Chick Hearn. Don’t miss this episode of CourtCast!
0:40- Is the Lakers vs Celtics rivalry still relevant?
5:00- What Dr. Buss thought about the Celtics
10:00- Which team has the brighter future?
16:15- Paul George, superstar?
21:30- Ranking Lakers young core
28:45- Changing draft pick trading
33:30- Make a trade for a star?
37:30- Mitch Kupchak vs Magic Johnson
38:15- Lakers vs Celtics predictions, Mychal Thompson pranks Chick Hearn