Caught in the Web: Catching up with Lakers' stories
-- The Times' Lisa Dillman takes a look at the Lakers' schedule.
-- The Times' Patrick McGreevy reports that various lawmakers received Lakers playoff tickets from a stadium developer.
-- NBA.com's Steve Aschburner argues Kobe Bryant is the favorite to win the 2011-12 regular season MVP award.
-- NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper reports that the Lakers don't plan to shed costs next season.-- Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin isn't surprised Buss isn't cutting player's salaries.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky focuses in depth on Adam Morrison's NBA career. The Kamenetzky brothers also have a podcast on Shannon Brown's re-signing and the Lakers' entire off-season movement.
-- The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller isn't surprised one bit that the Lakers are playing the Heat on Christmas Day.
-- Fox Sports West's Matt Smith argues the Shaq-Kobe rivalry still exists.
-- Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski misses Nick Van Exel.
-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano shares his take on Browns' re-signing.
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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant enjoys himself at the championship parade. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times