I've been a long-time reader of LakerNation (even back then when it was still TheLakersNation), but haven't been really active on the forums. I've been mostly posting on Lakersground.
I love this website, and the old podcast, Voice of the Nation, really inspired me to do an NBA podcast. So my friends and I started our own site, called The Half Court Heave Podcast.
Check us out:
Podcast: iTunes link
We only started this past January so we know it isn't perfect. But we're trying our best. Haha. It's also extremely hard for me to be objective on the site given my Lakers fan-ness and my location (Las Vegas), so I'm more exposed to LA basketball.
Here's to an exciting season as the underdogs!