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Caught in the Web: Lakers eager to get back to work in L.A.

October 10, 2010 | 11:00 am

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--The Times' Broderick Turner details the Lakers' three-hour long practice on Saturday.

--The Times' Mark Heisler makes fun of ESPN.com's "Heat Index."

--Looks like Kobe Bryant has another rivalry brewing. FC Barcelona guard Pete Mickeal recounts on HoopsHype a trash-talking episode he said he had with the Black Mamba during the team's exhibition game Thursday against the Lakers.

--The Mirror's Colm Heaney wonders if FC Barcelona's upset over the Lakers means it can compete with other teams in the NBA.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky talk about the Lakers' 0-2 trip, Bryant's rehabilitation process involving his surgically repaired right knee and the league general managers' pre-season survey.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin shares some of his memories of the Lakers' European trip.

--CNN's James Montague argues the English Premier League should take the NBA's efforts to promote basketball in London seriously.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains why Phil Jackson remains worried about Bryant's rehabilitation.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides an update on the Lakers' injury report.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Saurav A. Das takes a look at what kind of season Andrew Bynum may have.

--NBA Primetime's Brandon Ribak sizes up the Western Conference.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano answers a few questions from readers.

Tweet of the Day:"are they really going to legalize marijuana? i hope not!! its not cool kids might think its cool. I just hope the kids are not being educated by irresponsible high adults Not just in school but life I think all drugs are bad Alcohol etc." -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)

Reader Comment of the Day:""Ron Artest plans to abstain from alcohol for the 2010-11 season"...yeah, that is until he is bathed in more champagne next June!" -- Jefe101

--Mark Medina

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