Caught in the Web: Details on Jerry Buss' induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame
--The Times' Broderick Turner details what Jerry Buss means to the Lakers franchise.
--AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick talks to Matt Barnes about why he was involved with slapping an assistant coach in a summer league game.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr summarizes what Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter could bring to the Lakers.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky explains why he maintains his belief that Trevor Ariza regrets leaving the Lakers.
--Fox Sports' Charley Rosen argues that the 1992 Dream Team was unstoppable.
--NBA.com's John Schuhmann talks to Lamar Odom, who says Team USA is still in "training camp mode."
--ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan talks to Oscar Robertson about the 1960 U.S. Olympic team, which featured Jerry West.
--ESPN.com features a quick rundown of West's accomplishments in the video below
--Fox Sports West's Matt Smith goes through Buss' track record.
--Former Times writer Steve Springer provides a detailed look at Buss' career for Lakers.com.
--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore gives out a report card to Pau Gasol.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski evaluates Shannon Brown's season.
Tweet of the Day: “Thanks you guys for giving me y’all blessing I promise I won’t let LakerNation down,” -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)
Reader Comment of the Day: "Mitch take a bow for a job well done. Signing Blake was good. Getting Barnes for the minimum was outstanding. And signing Theo....was...oh well like Meatloaf said, "Two out of Three Aint Bad". Yes the FA signings were good, but your best job was plucking Ebanks and Caracter without the benefit of a 1st rd draft choice. I doubt if either will contribute much this year, although Caracter offense and Ebanks defense is pro ready. Five years from now people will look back and wonder how these guys were available in the second round." -- LRob
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lakers owner Jerry Buss is interviewed by ESPN's Stuart Scott after the team won the NBA championship by defeating the Boston Celtics. Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images