Caught in the Web: Lakers getting the regular season started
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details Kobe Bryant's progress on his rehabilitation efforts concerning his surgically repaired right knee.
--Fox Sports' Todd Behrendt highlights Shannon Brown's development.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding presents a photo slideshow highlighting Steve Blake's career.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains how Steve Blake and Theo Ratliff are fitting in with the Lakers.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford lauds the success the Lakers' bench have already experienced.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details Wednesday's practice.
--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark break down some stats surrounding the Lakers and the Miami Heat.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano provides first impressions on the Lakers.
Tweet of the Day: "I asked Stern if he's sitting down with Dr. Buss and saying we're taking your hard earned money - Stern all but said yes" -- EricPincus (Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus)
Reader Comment of the Day: "What a great story. Ron Ron has such a great heart, he's become such a key figure on the Lakers, it's only been a year, but I can't even imagine the Lakers without him. He brings so much to the team, even more than his lock-down defense and clutch plays, he brings a passion, a lovable wackiness and an off-beat flavor that is 2nd to none. They say character is built, well Ron Ron has gone through so much, has lived so fully, that he has built remarkable character. I'm just so happy that he's wearing purple and gold, hope he never leaves and he retires as a Laker." -- CyberCosmiX
--Jason of Beverly Hills explains in the video below how the Lakers' championship ring was made.
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Kobe Bryant reacts after teammate Steve Blake hits a clutch three-point shot in the fourth quarter to give the Lakers the lead over Houston on Tuesday night at Staples Center. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times