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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


Lakers news

--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.'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.'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.'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