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NBA Pacific Division Preview: Mostly Fun, Young Teams Searching for Success

The Blazer’s Edge Podcast previews the Pacific Division.

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Blazer’s Edge Podcast hosts Dan and Tara preview the Pacific Division with Anthony Irwin of Locked on Lakers.

What is the timeline for the Phoenix Suns and how patient are their fans? Do Lakers fans believe in Magic? What is the identity of the Sacramento Kings? Will the Clippers thrive without Chris Paul and how much Patrick Beverley talk does it take before Dan loses it? Finally, Kevin Durant . . . some hyperbole . . . yada, yada, yada, Tara lets the guys talk about the Team From the Bay Area for five minutes before she cuts them off.

We’ve reached across the aisle to find common ground with a smart (if opinionated) Lakers fan. From musecages to Kobe in retirement, from Vivek Ranadivé in VR glasses to Doc Rivers’ extra rounds of golf, we talk about all kinds of fun Pacific Division topics while coming up with hashtags for the teams and laughing all the way (because if we weren’t laughing, we might be crying).


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2:00 Why Anthony Irwin hates the Trail Blazers (stay with us)

3:45 Phoenix Suns #timeline

16:30 Los Angeles Lakers #believeinmagic

25:00 Russell Westbrook, Paul George, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Brook Lopez vs The Team from the Bay Area: who you got?

28:30 Remembering the 2017 Summer League Championship and who had the classier fans

30:00 Sacramento Kings #WeAreHere

43:00 Los Angeles Clippers #MurphysLaw

56:00 Team From the Bay Area #Sigh

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