As if Friday's massive 99-93 road win over the Pacers -- secured largely without the services of a hobbled Kobe Bryant and with Dwight Howard often in foul trouble --  wasn't enough to put everyone's weekend in a festive mood, guess what else you have to celebrate?

That's right! Ear candy!!!

On the heels of what Metta World Peace quite reasonably deemed "the biggest win of the season so far," treat yourself to some festive Lakers chatter. Below is a list of talking points.

  • While it remains to be seen just how long it'll take for Kobe's ankle to truly heal up, that he was able to even give it a brief try against Indiana feels like a good sign for the stretch run of the regular season. With the threat of an extended absence low -- while Kobe couldn't finish Friday's game, he was able to at least give it a go -- we were able to focus on the lighter side of this injury, such as the ways Kobe will exact revenge on Dahntay Jones and the masterful way in which The Mamba milked the drama to further his legend even more.

  • Brian shares his dislike for Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier.

  • With Pau Gasol is slated to return soon, perhaps as early as Monday in Phoenix. We discuss the potential effect of his presence on the court and potential complications integrating him back into the mix.

  • L.A. Weekly recently ran a fun series of music-related lists, and we decided to dive into one of the quirkier categories: The top 20 whitest musicians of all-time. Folks like Moby, Celine Dion and Vampire Weekend predictably pop up. Plus, Brian tells the story of how he met Eric Clapton in a laundromat!


All that ... and more! on the newest edition of the Kamenetzky Brothers Land O'Lakers Podcast.