Caught in the Web: Details emerge regarding the Lakers' schedule
--The Times' Broderick Turner reports the Lakers will host Boston on Jan. 30 and then visit the Celtics on Feb. 10. Turner also talks to Magic Johnson about playing a pick-up basketball game with President Obama.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding reports the Lakers will play the Miami Heat on March 10.
--Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins gives the Lakers an "A" for their work this off-season, though he remains concerned about Andrew Bynum's knee.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky answers a few readers' questions.
--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus ranks the Lakers as the top team in the Pacific Division.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details Steve Blake's 2003 pre-draft workout.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Phillip Barnett breaks down how Kobe Bryant matches up against various defensive schemes.
Tweet of the Day: "I have been catching up with z's Rest is important too" -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)
Reader Comment of the Day: "On the one hand it's nice to have Shannon back. On the other, I wish we would have upgraded that position. The positives to Shannon's return is his experience with the Lakers' triangle offense. His athleticism and spectacular dunks. He has a motor that is always revving. Can play the one if necessary. As for the negatives: He is not a great shooter that can spread the court. Not a great ball handler or passer. The Lakers tend to lose too much offense, and teams make a run while he is on the floor. Not a player that will be a Laker for years to come. Best case scenario would have been to trade Sasha and not sign Brown, and obtain a player that is Sasha and Shannon in one." -- Laker J
Photo: Kobe Bryant holds the championship trophy during the Lakers' parade through downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Christina House / For The Times