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Caught in the Web: Lakers continuing training camp

September 28, 2010 | 10:30 am

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan recaps Ron Artest's memorable offseason and how the Lakers star plans to build off his performance in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals.

--Feel like getting angry? Subscribe to ESPN Insider and read why ESPN.com's John Hollinger believes the Lakers will fall to the Heat in the NBA Finals.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky shares his thoughts on Andrew Bynum's absence.

--Ball Don't Lie's Trey Kerby recaps all the memorable moments surrounding Lamar Odom's marriage to Khloe Kardashian.

--ESPN Boston's Jackie MacMullan highlights Shaquille O'Neal's digging remarks about Kobe Bryant. In response to Bryant boasting after the 2010 NBA Finals that he has more rings than Shaq, he fired back, "My first thought [after hearing that] was, 'Well, I guess I'm still relevant,'" O'Neal said. "Kobe is still thinking about me, I guess. I'm still someone to be measured against. But I don't compete with little guards. I don't compete with little guys who run around dominating the ball, throwing up 30 shots a night -- like D-Wade, Kobe."

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin loves all the story lines surrounding the Lakers.

--Hoops World's Eric Pincus analyzes six things to know about the Lakers.

--NBA TV's Craig Sager and Chris Webber assess the Lakers' chances of three-peating.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell has a complete practice report.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains how Steve Blake has fit into the triangle offense rather well.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen wonders how the Lakers will play at a high level, yet pace themselves.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark profiles Luke Walton.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski breaks down some numbers.

--Lakers of Fire's Garrett Wilson argues that Bynum's injury could be a blessing in disguise.

Tweet of the Day: "For what it's worth, Sasha is running right now with starters Fish, Artest, Odom and Gasol in practice." -- KevinDing (Orange County Register's Kevin Ding)

Reader Comment of the Day: "This is Philip's way of showing his appreciation to Sasha for the 2 big free throws Sasha made moments before the confetti filled Staples Center in June. He gets to practice with the starters one time. Now they're even." -- KobeMVP888

-- Mark Medina
Twitter.com/latmedina

E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Phil Jackson moves between sets as he is photographed during Lakers media day at the Toyota Sports Center on Saturday. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times


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