The Voice of the Nation Podcast with Andrew Rafner (varsityoptimism) and David Brickley (DBricks) will guide you through the capillaries and ventricles of the Lakers Nation.

Andrew checks in from Dallas, TX to chat with David about the loss of Ronny, the burning Bill Artest question and Summer League fun!

Camera Obscura – If Looks Could Kill
Electric Light Orchestra – Sweet Talkin’ Woman
The Smiths – Ask
Laura Viers – Saltbreakers
Mirah – Lonestar

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  • Sako
  • Sako

    yo DBricks, James White did do a between-the-legs from the foul line

  • Def Rowe

    Hey guys, you really need to run your broadcasts through a good quality compressor/limiter. Easy to do. It would even out the audio levels and make you sound like you’re on the… radio. You should know this by now. lol
    thx for the podcasts.. good stuff.

  • lafanfromindiana

    I’ll take the free Turiaf jersey! :)

    I would rather keep Odom at this point cuz I’m not sold on Bynum yet. He has only played well for a half of season and then went down with an injury. If he had 1 or 2 yrs proved to me as a solid player, then I would get Artest. If Bynum isn’t great like everyone thinks then we could have Gasol and Odom down low with Bynum off of bench. If we trade for Artest now, what would we do if Bynum isn’t that great, especially with Pau being so soft? I would keep Odom.

  • Jamie Spears Insider

    Wow. This is the first time I actually listened to the podCast. It’s pretty good work. Good job guys~!

  • The Nugget

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    You should go back and listen to the last 6. :D

  • MILO

    i agree! i also like Nik Caner-Medley!!!

  • varsityoptimism

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  • Tim M.

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    Good Trade.

  • varsityoptimism

    I know how shaqs ass taste. But i love how kobes balls smell. Lol

  • lakers4life

    lmao the first commercial

  • Fred A.

    Forget Artest!!!!!!!

    I feel this trade will make both teams better!!!!!!!!!!!

    Then sign Sasha and Kwame back!!!

    So the Clips would look like this:
    Radmonivic or Thomas

    And we look like this:


    Varsityoptimism needs to get some common sense knocked into him…

    Put yourself in turiaf’s position, as a young athlete you seek money and if a championship comes, its a bonus.

    Once you’re older and you already got the moeny and fame, then if you have not gotten a ring, you take a cut for the ring as priorities change later on…

    In whatever profession you may be in, your personal interest will always be finance, contracts pay the bills not recognition awards(championships or employee of the month).

  • laker4ever

    I totally agree with you guys that Nic CANER-MEDLEY is very impressive in our summer league team.i’m so empressed with his defensive presence on the court.he really hussles alot and he is really a very defender.he is a very good all around player coz he can also shoot even the threes.he is the only guy that really impressed me alotc oz he is a very good replacement to ronny turiaf with his energy on the court but alot better in shooting than turiaf.

    Let’s go Mitch,let’s invite him in the summer camp and let’s see if he can replace the roster spot left by ronny turiaf.

  • monkey

    thank you guys

  • monkey

    oh I like odom
    fit the triangle offense needs’s not easy..
    and 08-09 is his last chance I think

  • James Joyce

    Well researched site – will look to incorporate some of your ideas into my site. Thanks!

  • Lindy Juel

    If you’re still on the fence as to which guitar to purchase: head down to a Best Buy and ask to play several guitar – acoustic or electric, whichever one you’re in the market for, and see which one sounds better to you, and which ‘sound’ makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which guitar is right for you.