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Caught in the Web: Lakers training camp starts in four days

September 21, 2010 | 11:15 am

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--NBA.com's David Aldridge looks at Kobe Bryant's health.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights the best Phil Jackson quotes.

--Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares in his Cap's Corner column on Lakers.com that he wasn't really close as a player with owner Jerry Buss.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky invited a panel of writers, including myself, to debate whether Lakers center Andrew Bynum would make the All-Star team this season.

In addition to talking with the Kamenetzky brothers, Lakers forward Ron Artest told an audience in Bakersfield that he would've played for the Lakers for  $1. Surely, Buss is  wondering how much in luxury taxes he could've saved.

--Ball Don't Lie's Trey Kerby shares an interesting theory on why exactly Bryant took a dig at Shaq following the 2010 NBA Finals.

--Fox Sports' Charley Rosen argues that both Bryant and Pau Gasol are better than Kevin Durant.

--Slam Online's Kyle Stack lists Lamar Odom as the 48th best player in the NBA.

--Dexter Fishmore lists for SB Nation the top five Laker training camp stories. They reek cliches, and I'll be sure to cover every one of them!

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano puts together an all-time Lakers team.

--Lakers Nation's Ramneet Singh and Trevor Wong rank the top five Laker small forwards of all time.

Tweet of the Day:"My name is 'jockstrap Ron' for this week"-- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)

Reader Comment of the Day: "What is it with these delusional Celtics? First, Doc Rivers talks that gibberish about their starting unit never losing, and than Grousbeck comes out with this nonsense. If he wanted Shaq as soon as Kobe made that comment, why were the Celtics pursuing Jermaine Oneal and Kwame Brown this summer before pursuing Shaq?" -- Laker Truth

--Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina.

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

Photo: Big men Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum embrace in the middle of the Lakers' celebration on the Staples Center court following an 83-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times


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