Caught in the Web: Lakers fight with identity crisis
Lakers practice reports
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details Andrew Bynum's injury and Phil Jackson's fine.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr observes that the Lakers have varying definitions on the word 'struggling.'
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky has more on Bynum's injury with moving pictures.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen documents more on the bench's struggles.--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains why the Lakers are taking a long-term perspective regarding Bynum's injury.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford focuses on the Lakers' inconsistency.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell has an all-encompassing practice report on many topics, ranging from Bynum's injury, Jerry Buss' induction to the Hall of Fame and the Lakers analysis on their own play. .
More Lakers' links
--Forum Blue and Gold has more on Buss' legacy.
--Salary cap guru Larry Coon provides all the details in the New York Times' Off the Dribble blog about Bryant's contract extension.
--ESPN's John Hollinger likes Kobe Bryant's defense.
--Fox Sports' John Galinsky says the Lakers better figure out to turn the switch because it doesn't appear like they can build momentum during the five remaining games of the regular season.--Lakers.com had a live chat with guard Jordan Farmar.
--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix hasn't been impressed with the Lakers since Bynum's gotten hurt.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi tries answering the question on whether it's harder these days for NBA teams to repeat.
--Silver Screen and Roll dissects the Lakers' poor perimeter shooting.
Tweet of the Day: "What a beautiful day in LA!" -- KhloeKardashian (Khloe Kardashian, reality T.V. star and wife of Lakers forward Lamar Odom).
Reader Comment of the Day:"Obviously, Andrew is a slow healer. Still, anyone writing off his career just doesn't know what the hell they're talking about." -- Rick Friedman
Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum could be out with a strained Achilles' tendon until the start of the playoffs. Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times.