Why Fred Roggin cautions Lakers fans not to overreact from Las Vegas Summer League

The man has become “The Dean” for his longevity in the Los Angeles sports media scene with both his honest opinions and reasoned perspective. So it should not be surprising that Fred Roggin, KNBC’s longtime sports anchor and host of “Lunchtime with Roggin and Rodney” on AM570, has a sharp take on what to make of the Lakers’ success in Las Vegas Summer League.

In the latest episode of the “We Want Tacos” Lakers podcast, Roggin broke down the big-picture implications from Summer League and what developments will just stay in Vegas. Roggin also shares his analysis on Lonzo Ball’s early play, what constitutes success next season and the direction the Lakers are going under a new front office with Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka. Roggin, who has won various Emmy awards (36), Golden Mikes (22) and Associated Press honors (three), also shares his memories covering the Lakers and what it was like to interact with the Lakers’ late broadcaster Chick Hearn.

You can hear more of Roggin’s insights on “Lunchtime with Roggin and Rodney” everyday on AM570 from noon- 2 pm PT every weekday. You can watch Roggin every night on NBC4 as well as on “Going Roggin” that airs on Saturdays (3 pm PT) and on Sundays (midnight PT).


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