Caught in the Web: Collection of Laker links
-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr put together a photo slideshow in honor of Kobe Bryant's 32nd birthday.
-- ESPN.com unanimously picks the Lakers as the best team in the Western Conference.
-- Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer ranks Ron Artest 15th at small forward.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky analyzes what Steve Blake might provide for the Lakers next season.
-- Ball Don't Lie's Trey Kerby has a photo that shows Lamar Odom and Chauncey Billups taking a stroll through Spain.
-- Lakers.com's Mike Trudell talks with Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins about various Laker profiles he has written.
-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano gives some analysis on a few topics involving the Lakers.
-- AOL Fanhouse's Tim Povtak details how Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic and girlfriend/tennis star Maria Sharapova are training together.
-- NBA Playbook.com's Sebastian Pruiti breaks down one of Team USA's key plays, which partly involved a Lamar Odom screen.
-- Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore comes up with an imaginary conversation between Pau Gasol and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Tweet of the Day: "3000 kids die a day from a mosquito. Join the fight to end malaria & celebrate LIFE! Buy a Bracelet Save a LIFE; http://MalaikaForLife.org" -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)
Reader Comment of the Day: " I would get kobe a video tape that i personally recorded of "THE DECISION" so he can eat popcorn and laugh all day with his fam over princess james" -- LakerLass on what present fans should give Bryant for his 32nd birthday.
--Mark Medina[email protected]
Photo: Plenty of Laker fans predicted Kobe Bryant spent his 32nd birthday Monday with his family, including his daughter, Gianna. Credit: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times