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Caught in the Web: Lakers off-season links

June 20, 2010 | 11:50 am


Lakers links

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports Lakers minority owner Magic Johnson is willing to pay for part of Phil Jackson's salary out of his own pocket.

--The Times' Broderick Turner reports it's likely Lakers guard Jordan Farmar won't re-sign with the team.

--The Times' Bill Plaschke lists the top 10 Lakers playoff moments.

--The Times' Mark Heisler expresses appreciation for Kobe Bryant.

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore notices Bryant let his guard down once the Lakers had won the 2010 championship.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr offers a few tips on attending the Lakers' parade.

--Fox Sports lists 10 things to take away from the NBA Finals.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky looks ahead with 10 off-season questions.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen examines some of the key off-season storylines. has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the NBA Finals.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Gregg Patton looks at what a fifth ring means for Bryant's legacy.

--Fox Sports' Charley Rosen calls Bryant one of the league's all-time greats.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne outlines the variables that will determine if Lakers Coach Phil Jackson will return next year.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen anticipates numerous changes coming this off-season for the Lakers and Celtics.

--The Painted Area's Michael Haubs argues the Lakers should retire Derek Fisher's number.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff lists seven moments that defined Game 7.

--Pro Basketball Talk's Matt Moore examines Bryant's legacy.

--Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap gives some quick-hit thoughts on the Lakers.

Radio interview

I discuss the Lakers' 2010 title and look ahead to their offseason with Fox Sports Radio's Jon Crispin and Pooh Richardson

Fox Sports Radio June 19

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Photo: Kobe Bryant stands on the scorers' table at Staples Center after the Lakers defeated the Celtics to win the NBA championship on Thursday night at Staples Center. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times