Caught in the Web: Lakers ready to fly to Europe
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan presents some travel tips from Lakers trainer Gary Vitti.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding shares his observations from Wednesday's practice.
--SI.com's Nick Jhabvala wonders whether it was worth it for Andrew Bynum to go to the World Cup.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky catches up with Lakers forward Derrick Caracter.
--Fox Sports' Kalani Simpson argues that the NBA has story lines other than those featuring the Lakers and Heat.
--Fox Sports West's Matt Smith believes that the Lakers will be fine without Bynum.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights the possibility that Kobe Bryant will be limited on the European trip.
--Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap sizes up how Sasha Vujacic will do this season.
--Lakers of Fire's Garrett Wilson looks at whether the Phoenix Suns could be a threat to the Lakers.
Tweet of the Day: "I HAVE TO MANY FREAKIN CLOTHES!!!! lol 4get this i will pack last min like i usually do, 4 sum reason wen i do that its goes faster.GYM FLOW" -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)
Reader Comment of the Day: "One of my favorite rookie stories was when the Lakers were at LAX and heading out on a roadtrip when they decided to have Sun Yue go to In-N-Out to go pick up some burgers ... if memory serves, he ended up missing the flight!" -- Jefe101
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lamar Odom gets ready for a video shoot during media day on Saturday at the Toyota Sports Center. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times