Caught in the Web: Reactions from Lakers' media day
---The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports Lakers center Andrew Bynum doesn't expect to play in a regular-season game until late November.
--The Times' Mark Heisler pokes fun at all the fuss over the Lakers during September.
--The Times' T.J. Simers argues tongue-in-cheek that Bynum's simply following Phil Jackson's lead with taking his time coming back onto the court.
--ESPN.com's J.A. Adande notices that Bryant's hunger level is at an all-time high.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding details Bynum's road to recovery.
--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper describes the subdued vibe at Lakers media day, noting that all the buzz is taking place in South Beach.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky archived their media day show featuring interviews with plenty of Lakers.
--The Orange County Register's Jonathan Khamis asks some hard-hitting questions at media day.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin writes on Kobe Bryant's decision to do away with the splint on his right index finger.
--The Providence Journal's Kevin McNamara details how the Celtics are still thinking about their Game 7 loss to the Lakers.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Gregg Patton notices the Lakers' confident aura during media day.
--The Detroit Free Press' Shannon Shelton details former MSU player Drew Naymick, who joined the Lakers' training camp roster.
--Sports Illustrated lists Bryant as one of the league's whiniest players.
--Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears reports Bryant's advising friend Carmelo Anthony to carefully weigh his decision before deciding which team he'll play for this season. Spears also reports that Bryant is unsure how much he'll play during the preseason.
--ESPN.com's Marc Stein ranks the Lakers No. 1 in his pre-season power rankings.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford and Frank Burlison break down Lakers training camp. Teaford also focuses on Bynum's rehabilitation process.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell has one-on-one interviews with all the Lakers. Check out Lakers.com's photo gallery of media day (bonus points goes to who can correctly identify the person in red holding a camera).
Tweet of the Day: "Derek Fisher: “Who’s the favorite? Well, we’re the champs so we view ourselves as the favorite." -- SHowardCooper (NBA.com's Scott Howard Cooper)
Reader Comment of the Day:"To those who have mentioned the fact that Drew played injured during the playoffs, and was a difference maker in the outcome. I could not agree with you more, and I give him his due admiration. I'm happy to see that level of dedication from young Drew. However, it's something I expect from every professional athlete. Especially one making seroius dough. He does not subsequently get a pass to exhibit a "me first" mentality. He should have built on that reputation and continued to demonstrate that he was willing to make certain sacrifices for the benefit of the team. (My opinion) Ultimately, Andrew should be compared to his peers. Kobe, Fisher, Ratliff, Artest, Gasol and even Odom, have done what they have felt they needed to do to be ready at the beginning of the season. They have all taken different approaches, but the end result is that they are ready." -- Laker J
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Credit: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is swarmed by reporters as teammate Sasha Vujacic poses for pictures (background) during media day on Saturday at the Toyota Sports Center. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times