Caught in the Web: Lakers nearing training camp
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr details the efforts Derrick Caracter has made to get ready for training camp.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding recounts a sit-down interview he had last season with Kobe Bryant.
The Lakers Nation found this great video of a trailer featuring Bryant
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky asks readers whether Bryant should play in the 2012 London Olympics.
--Ball Don't Lie's Trey Kerby says there's very little Bryant can do for more people to like him.
--ESPN.com's Marc Stein had an early look at NBA Jam, and he reports that the game features Bryant, Pau Gasol, Ron Artest and Lamar Odom.
--Lakers Nation's Jason Barquero ranks the Lakers' Top 5 rivals.
Tweet of the Day: "Interesting tactical dilemma: If you're the Lakers, do you overpay Dampier just to keep him off the Heat?" -- johnhollinger (ESPN.com's John Hollinger).
Reader Comment of the Day: "Selfishly, I hope neither of them ever plays international ball again. Both have their gold medals (Kobe's Olympic gold, Pau's FIBA and Eurobasket golds), both have represented their countries well. For the Lakers' sake, I hope it's their NBA legacies I hope they focus on." -- puddle
-- Mark Medina
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