Stu Lantz enters his 35th season as an analyst for Lakers broadcasts With the end of the Lakers simulcast era prior to the 2003-04 season, Stu now teams with play-by-play man Bill Macdonald and broadcasts every Lakers game televised on Spectrum SportsNet. Providing each broadcast with his expert analysis and unique insight garnered through his 40-plus years associated with the NBA as both a player and analyst, he has received numerous awards over the years.
Long-time Southern California area broadcaster and four-time local Emmy Award winning announcer and host Bill Macdonald enters his 12th season behind the mic as Lakers television play-by-play announcer on Spectrum SportsNet.
Entering his 14th season with the Lakers and ninth as the team’s sideline reporter for Spectrum SportsNet alongside play-by-play voice Bill Macdonald and analyst Stu Lantz. In addition, Trudell serves as a frequent guest analyst and occasional fill-in host on Spectrum SportsNet programming and is the team’s beat reporter for Lakers.com.
Serving as the team’s sideline reporter on KCAL-9 from 2002-11, John Ireland returns for his 11th season behind the mic as radio play-by-play announcer for the Lakers.
A seven-time local Emmy Award winner for sports television, he currently co-hosts the Mason and Ireland Show on the Lakers flagship station, 710 AM ESPNLA Radio.
A member of the Lakers championship teams in 1987 and 1988, Mychal Thompson enters his 19th season as the team's radio color commentator. Formerly the Minnesota Timberwolves television color analyst for two seasons, Thompson teams with play-by-play announcer John Ireland for all Lakers radio broadcasts.
Beginning his 26th season as a play-by-play announcer for the Lakers, Fernando Gonzalez serves as the Spanish Voice of the team, broadcasting every game on Tu Liga Radio 1330, the Lakers Spanish language flagship.
Jose "Pepe" Mantilla
Since 1993, Jose "Pepe" Mantilla has served as color commentator for Lakers Spanish broadcasts, now serving his 29th season in that capacity with nearly 40 years of broadcasting experience overall.