Friday, September 12, 2008


2008-09 marks the 23rd season for WEST as a telecast partner to the Lakers. The telecast schedule is made of two pre-season contests and 33 regular-season games. All 35 game telecasts are available in HD. For the most up-to-date HD game availability, please visit:

WEST Lakers game telecasts feature Stu Lantz and Joel Meyers in the booth, with Patrick O’Neal and Michael Eaves on the sidelines. Included in the game coverage is Bill Macdonald's interview with Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson: "Philosophy 101".

Tune-in on Saturday, October 18, at 7:30 PM on WEST for live coverage of the Lakers vs. FC Barcelona pre-season match up. A half-hour "Lakers Season Pre-season Special" follows the game, at approximately 10 PM.

All season long, “Lakers Live” will air from Star Plaza outside the STAPLES Center. "Lakers Live" pre- and post-game shows are hosted by Bill Macdonald with expert analysis from Norm Nixon. Rick Fox joins for select shows. The half-hour show - with the exception of Sunday pre-game editions, which will be a full hour - provides team access, analysis and player/coach interviews.

Lakers game telecasts on WEST are produced by Mark Shah. Doug Freeman is in the director’s chair.

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