Caught in the Web: Kobe Bryant helps Kanye West with his rap album
--AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick has an extensive Q&A with Lakers forward Ron Artest.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr wonders who the next Lakers Hall of Famer will be.--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper reports Magic Johnson would like to run his own NBA team someday. Howard-Cooper also reports that Johnson is in talks about owning the Detroit Pistons and that Jerry West may be open to working for a team's front office someday.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down what Matt Barnes might bring to the Lakers next season.--The New York Post's Lenn Robbins focuses on Lamar Odom's hometown roots and the possibility he may want to coach one day.
--Rapradar.com reports Lakers guard Kobe Bryant helped Kanye West finish his rap album.
--Whatifsports.com runs a simulation featuring the Lakers and Celtics' all-time greatest team.
Tweet of the Day: "To discuss his recent induction, poker-loving Jerry Buss is meeting with local reporters today ... at Bicycle Casino" -- KevinDing (Orange County Register's Lakers beat writer Kevin Ding)
Reader Comment of the Day: "Forget having Ron do a live chat. Let's see how much it costs to have him host a blog party. Bandwagon, anyone?" -- LakerLass