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Caught in the Web: Lakers' training camp begins in one day

September 24, 2010 | 10:30 am


--The Times' Bill Plaschke and the Orange County Registers' Kevin Ding both criticize Andrew Bynum for delaying his off-season surgery. Also, check out Ding enjoying lunch with Lakers' play-by-play announcer Spero Dedes.

--The New York Times' Jonathan Abrams talks to Ronny Turiaf about how his Laker experience could help the Knicks.'s Chris Broussard reports the Miami Heat is interested in Erick Dampier, who Broussard argues could match up with Bynum.

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer argues the Lakers are "still the best thing this league has."

--Fox Sports' John Galinsky argues Kobe Bryant is the league's top shooting guard. You obviously agree.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky discuss Phil Jackson's take on the Miami Heat and Bynum's future in their latest podcast.'s Mike Trudell reports Bryant's jersey has remained the top seller in China for the fourth consecutive year.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski likes Staples Center's new look.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Saurav A. Das breaks down Derrick Caracter's game.

--Lakers Nation's Ramneet Singh ranks the Lakers top five power forwards.

--Lakers of Fire's Garrett Wilson sizes up the Dallas Mavericks.

Tweet of the Day:"League officials showed media in NY video of what is likely to be called a tech. Suffice it to say, a lot of players will be racking them up. It will be interesting to see how NBA's elite (Kobe, LeBron) are affected. Both can be very demonstrative and refs are now supposed to T 'em" -- ChrisMannixSI (Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix)

Reader Comment of the Day:" Am I going to have to show up at training camp hauling a pouting Laker Tom behind me and give Andrew Bynum a good screaming? Ummm... maybe. We're going to have to see." -- Jon K

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum holds his injured knee prior to the start of Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics on June 6. Credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times.