Caught in the Web: Lakers' owner Jerry Buss says he may have his best team next season
-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights Buss' belief that the Lakers don't have just one rival.
-- Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin predicts Lakers forward Ron Artest won't miss a beat next season.
-- NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper exempts Kobe Bryant from criticism for skipping the 2010 FIBA World Championship because of his injuries, but he argues that most of the 2008 Olympic team should have played.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky highlights certain comments from Buss' press conference.
-- Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum overheard a Hall of Fame official saying they had trouble getting Buss and Michael Jordan away from the card tables.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin notes Buss' argument that the Lakers have not been influenced this offseason by the Miami Heat.-- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford looks at Buss' belief that his money has been well spent this offseason.
-- Lakers.com has video of Buss' press conference in two installments
-- Lakers.com also has a photo gallery of the Laker Girls.
-- Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark has a player report card on Bryant.
-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano answers questions from readers.
Tweet of the Day: "Buss on continuing to spend $$: 'At least it has softened my attitude towards women in the mall because I can’t turn down things either.' " -- Mike_Bresnahan (L.A. Times Lakers beat reporter Mike Bresnahan)
Reader Comment of the Day: "And with four sentences, Dr. Jerry Buss resurrects Shaq's chances of having a jersey hung among the Laker greats: 'You can’t help but love Shaq. He’s a very funny man. Sometimes he gets a little carried away in his analysis of former employers. Outside of that, he’s quite a guy and we look forward to it.' That looks like forgiveness to me." -- wes
-- Mark Medina
Photo: Lakers owner Jerry Buss told reporters Tuesday the 2010-11 team may be hist best squad yet. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times