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Caught in the Web: Catching up with Lakers' stories

August 9, 2010 | 10:31 am


-- 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.

--'s Steve Aschburner argues Kobe Bryant is the favorite to win the 2011-12 regular season MVP award.

--'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.

--'s Mike Trudell talks to Lakers shooting coach Chuck Person. Trudell also has an extensive photo gallery of the Laker Girls tryouts.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark has a report card on Lakers center Andrew Bynum. Meanwhile, Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap has a report card on Lakers forward Ron Artest.

-- 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