Lakers Now

Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold

« Previous Post | Lakers Now Home | Next Post »

Caught in the Web: Kobe Bryant helps Kanye West with his rap album

August 17, 2010 |  8:19 am

--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.'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. reports Lakers guard Kobe Bryant helped Kanye West finish his rap album. 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

--Mark Medina

Follow the L.A. Times Lakers blog on Twitter: E-mail the Lakers blog at