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Caught in the Web: Shannon Brown back with the Lakers

August 12, 2010 |  8:00 am

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--The Times' Broderick Turner explains why Shannon Brown sees the Lakers as the best fit.

--NBA.com's Frank Blinebury lists the Lakers as one of the top five teams to watch next season.

--Dime magazine's Austin Burton compares Kobe Bryant to Brett Favre.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights Brown's contention that he didn't receive more lucrative offers from the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers.

--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin has the details on Matt Barnes slapping an opposing coach during a Summer League game.

--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper breaks down what Jerry Buss has brought to the Lakers' franchise.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky recaps the main parts from Brown's press conference.

--Ball Don't Lie's Trey Kerby sits down with Lakers forward Lamar Odom for a Q&A on USA Basketball.

Lakers.com presents Brown's press conference in the video below

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford reports that the Lakers expect to sign Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter before training camp starts.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark goes through the Lakers' 2010-2011 schedule.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Zephid provides a month-by-month rundown of the Lakers' season.

--The Painted Area's M. Haubs looks at Jerry Buss' decision to sign Magic Johnson in 1981 to a long-term contract extension.

Tweet of the Day: "This season I'm going for the kill against every team, player and etc...." -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)

Reader Comment of the Day: "So Shannon Brown took less money and re-signed with the Lakers because he recognized that the Lakers are on the cusp of history with another potential threepeat, and possibly the last year to be coached by Jackson. Smart guy, that kid. In contrast, Ariza went elsewhere for supposedly better opportunities and within a year has been traded to New Orleans. Poor guy, he shone so brightly in LA partly because he was playing with the best player in NBA who drew double teams.Take that out of the equation, and he's back to being an average joe." -- Seely_Iggy

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Shannon Brown says the Lakers were always at the top of his list when he was considering his free agent options. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times.


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