Caught in the Web: Reactions to Phil Jackson's preseason news conference
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan notes the strong likelihood that Lakers center Andrew Bynum will miss the season opener.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr looks at what the Lakers did on their summer vacation.
--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper highlights Phil Jackson's uncertainty that this is actually his last season.
--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin explains why Jackson's been reflecting on Scottie Pippen.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin focuses on Jackson's willingness to defend Bynum for delaying surgery.
--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus breaks down Jackson's presser.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford notes Jackson appeared relaxed Friday during his news conference. Teaford also highlights the possibility that Bynum would play limited minutes once he's cleared to play.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell highlights Jackson's presser.
--The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker reminds everyone that Jackson had thought he's entered what he thought would be his last season plenty of times.
--NBA2K11 has taken a neutral stance in assessing the league's best player, assigning Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each with a 97 rating.
--Silver Screen and Roll's Dexter Fishmore assesses Devin Ebanks.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski wonders who will replace Jackson.
Tweet of the Day: "On Drew - surgery was delayed 10 days from Lakers/Bynum's original plan - they wanted him to decompress first. Remember - Kobe took the same vacation - a month off and a visit to the World Cup - Drew's knee just proved worse once he went under" -- EricPincus (Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus)
Reader Comment of the Day: "Is there any wonder why PJ is such a great leader. When he feels his players need a little love he shows it. When he thinks they need criticizing he'll do it. And he always finds a clever way to zing the competition" -- LRob
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lakers Coach Phil Jackson sported a big smile as well as a close-cropped beard during his initial news conference to start training camp on Friday. Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press