ESPN LA: ESPN LA Now
Every weekday from 10am to noon, Mark Willard keeps L.A. informed with fresh takes on the sports stories that matter in Southern California and beyond.
ESPN LA Now: 5/24 [hr2]
Dodger's management has come out in support of Don Mattingly's explosive comments. Jayson Stark breaks it down with Mark & Mychal. Also, John Ireland has a bone to pick with Mychal.
ESPN LA Now: 5/24 [hr1]
The Dwight Howard to Golden State rumors gain some steam. Mark & Mychal discuss with Warrior's beat writer Marcus Thompson. Also Dave Joseph helps break down the Kings latest win in the playoffs.
ESPN LA Now: 5/23 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal come to the defense of Dave McMenamin as Mitch Kupchak and now Stan Van Gundy have questioned Dave's report. Also, could Dwight make a move to Golden State?
ESPN LA Now: 5/23 [hr1]
After last night's epic game with the Pacers and Heat, Mark & Mychal wonder if a guy like Paul George could be in the Lakers' future? Also, is Dwight setting himself up to be the hero?
ESPN LA Now: 5/22 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal discuss whether or not Phil Jackson would come back to coaching in LA. Should the Lakers & Clippers consider what Dwight Howard and Chris Paul want in order to get them to re-sign?
ESPN LA Now: 5/22 [hr1]
Dave McMenamin joins Mark & Mychal to discuss Mitch Kupchaks's denial of his meeting with Dwight Howard. Also, Bob Nightengale of USA Today joins to discuss why he thinks the Dodgers should fire Don Mattingly now.
ESPN LA Now: 5/21 [hr2]
Mark thinks Ned Colletti gave Don Mattingly a vote of no confidence yesterday. Mychal role plays as Mike D'Antoni so Mark can be Dwight Howard. The negotiation doesn't go as expected.
ESPN LA Now: 5/21 [hr1]
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLA, sources say Dwight Howard was unhappy with how Mike D'Antoni coached him this past season. Mark & Mychal discuss with Dave and break it down for LA.
ESPN LA Now: 5/20 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal continue to discuss what the Lakers need to do to resign Dwight Howard. Should the they do as Stephen A. Smith suggested: let Jeanie Buss takeover?
ESPN LA Now: 5/20 [hr1]
According to reports Dwight Howard could be eyeing a move to Houston. Mark & Mychal discuss and chat with Mark Saxon about whether or not Don Mattingly could be fired as Dodgers' manager.
ESPN LA Now: 5/17 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal continue to discuss Kevin Durant saying this year wasn't a waste unlike how Kobe would feel. Also, MLB Insider Jim Bowden stops by to talk Dodgers & Angels.
ESPN LA Now: 5/17 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal discuss Phil Jackson's appearance on "The Tonight Show" last night in which he talks about not coaching the Lakers this season. Also, Kevin Durant says this year wasn't a waste, Mychal disagrees.
ESPN LA Now: 5/16 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal discuss the NBA's decision to keep the Kings in Sacramento instead of letting them move to Seattle. Mychal thinks the NBA made a bad decision; Mark not so much.
ESPN LA Now: 5/16 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal discuss Phil Jackson's new book in which he compares Kobe and Michael Jordan as players. Also, Ramona Shelburne breaks down the Clippers maybe extending Vinnie Del Negro as their head coach.
ESPN LA Now: 5/15 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal discuss the NBA board of governors re-voting on whether or not the Kings should move to Seattle. Could Phil Jackson be waiting on this vote till he makes his move?
ESPN LA Now: 5/15 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal talk about Kershaw reaching 1000 career innings and have an ERA that is the "best ever"! Also, former Dodger James Loney joins to discuss his bounce back season with the Rays.
ESPN LA Now: 5/14 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal discuss Lane Kiffin's comments saying that he would consider coaching highschool kids. Also, Mychal's son Klay went on another radio show to rip his dad.
ESPN LA Now: 5/14 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal discuss other NBA cities gearing up for a run at Dwight Howard during this off-season. Should the Lakers look past next season and focus on the future?
ESPN LA Now: 5/13 [hr2]
Mark & Jay continue to discuss all the Phil Jackson talk this off-season. Ramona Shelburne stops by to shed some light on it all. Also, how well did Chris Paul handle TMZ over the weekend?
ESPN LA Now: 5/13 [hr1]
Mark & Jay discuss all the Phil Jackson chatter and whether or not a lot of it is a part of marketing his imminent book release. Also, is LA Hockey ruined without a Kings & Ducks freeway series?
ESPN LA Now: 5/10 [hr2]
Mark & Beto continue to discuss whether or not Josh Hamilton needs to care what fans think of him. Also, how could LA react to a Kings / Ducks NHL playoff series?
ESPN LA Now: 5/10 [hr1]
A packed show for Mark & Beto: Mychal Thompson joins before he flys up North to see Warriors / Spurs. Also, TJ Simers joins to discuss why Josh Hamilton is like Dwight Howard.
ESPN LA Now [hr2]: 5/9
Mark & Mychal discuss the pesonal matters Kobe Bryant is going through as he recovers from his torn Achilles tendon. Also, Ramona Shelburne updates the guys on the Phil Jackson job search.
ESPN LA Now [hr1]: 5/9
Mychal's son, Klay, had a career game last night against the Spurs so he and Mark discuss what they expect from the Warriors moving forward.
ESPNLA Now - Crosstalk: 5/8
Mark, Mychal, Steve, and John get going on crosstalk with Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ taking a hit pitch to the head last night. Can anything be done to protect the pitchers?
ESPN LA Now: 5/8 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal continue to ask Lakers' fans to be patient this off-season. Also, it seems Don Mattingly has caught D'Antoni-itis and Matt Kemp grants a wish.
ESPN LA Now: 5/8 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal preach patience to Lakers' fans as questions surround the team this off-season. ESPN Insider Jim Bowden says the Dodgers & Angels can turn things around.
ESPN LA Now: 5/7 [hr2]
Mark & Mychal discuss a trade rumor that could send Blake Griffin to the Boston Celtics. Could it even be possible? Also is there more pressure on Derrick Rose to play now?
ESPN LA Now: 5/7 [hr1]
Mark & Mychal react to a crazy night of NBA playoff action with the Bulls upsetting the Heat and the Warriors falling to the Spurs. Also, Howard Beck of the NY Times stops by to dish on whether or not Phil Jackson could be headed to Brooklyn.
Mark, Mychal, Steve, and John get going with crosstalk as there are questions looming for the Lakers and Clippers this off-season. Also, should Derek Rose be playing in the playoffs?
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