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Caught in the Web: Lakers' Jerry Buss inducted to Hall of Fame and Andrew Bynum receives another MRI

April 6, 2010 | 11:33 am

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--The Times' Broderick Turner highlights Jerry Buss' induction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Phil Jackson's fine, Kobe Bryant's contract and Andrew Bynum's health.

--ESPN.com's J.A. Adande argues Los Angeles is basketball's best city.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues Jackson was criticizing Ron Artest's defense on Manu Ginobili more than how the referees officiated the game.

---Probasketball.com's Kurt Helin wonders whom Buss will bring along to the ceremony as his date.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford details Buss' accomplishments.

More Lakers links

--Forum Blue and Gold explains how the Lakers can get back on the winning track.

--Fox Sports' John Galinsky has the latest NBA rankings.

--NBA.com's Fran Blinebury wonders if the Lakers has what it takes to win an NBA title.

--LakersNation's Daniel Buerge explains why the Lakers is one of America's most hated teams.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Doug Mann breaks down some numbers.

--Silver Screen and Roll drafts an open letter to the Lakers' organization.

--Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson analyzes how several NBA playoff teams have absorbed various injuries, including the Lakers.

--Slam Online has details about Jordan Farmar's appearance Tuesday night at Champs Sports in the Northridge Fashion Center.

Tweet of the Day: "Congratulations Dad - you are officially a Hall of Famer!" -- JeanieBuss (Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss)

Reader Comment of the Day: "I still have faith in this team but am reaching a place where failure wouldn't be surprising and at the All-Star break I would have never said that. This stumble at the end is hopefully a loss of focus while reaching for the goal too soon as opposed to a loss of will. Focus can be shifted. When the will goes, so to does the body and any chance of repeating. Thursday will be a battle. We need to show up." -- Jamie Sweet

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Johnny Grant, left, poses with Lakers owner Jerry Buss, center, and Paris Hilton after a star for Buss was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in October 2006. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times


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