Caught in the Web: Check out Kobe Bryant's new Nike shoe
-- Nikeblog.com gives you a sneak peek at Kobe Bryant's new shoes.
-- True Hoop's Henry Abbott credits Lamar Odom's work ethic in the 2010 FIBA World Championships.
-- NBA.com's Fran Blinebury lists Shaquille O'Neal, Rick Fox and Wilt Chamberlain as part of the NBA's Benedict Arnolds.
-- AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick talks to Oklahoma City Coach Scott Brooks, who reveals, among other things, that he's friends with Odom.
-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding shares a column he wrote last season about Odom handling his new celebrity.
-- Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin argues Matt Barnes is trying to portray himself as a family man by posting pictures of his kids on Twitter the day before his court date for getting arrested last week on suspicion of domestic violence.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky features a round table of writers, including yours truly, and their take on which Western Conference team has the best chance to beat the Lakers in a seven-game series.
-- ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan believes Bryant will play in the 2012 Olympics, but doesn't believe Odom will make the cut.
-- Lots of NBA rookies tell Sports Illustrated how they'd love to match up with Bryant, even if it means getting embarrassed.
-- Lakers.com lists Bryant's fourth-quarter performance in Game 6 of the 2010 Western Conference Finals as the fourth best moment of last season.
-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano loved Odom's jack-of-all trades role with Team USA.
Tweet of the Day: "Jus met Kobe @shannonbrown and @steveblake. Shannon is mad funny behind the scenes lol Blake was laid back cool dude. And Kobe was Kobe! Lol ... This dude DC acts so much older than his age. He is only 22 and acts like he is 43 wit two kids, a wife , and a bad back lol -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)
Reader Comment of the Day: "PJ should leave everything like last year...No need to jinx the 3Peat...Same facial features...only thing acceptable should be a new hat with XII on it..." -- LEWSTRS
-- Mark Medinamgmedin@gmail.com
Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant just came out with a new pair of kicks from Nike. Credit: Mike Blake/Reuters