Caught in the Web: Kobe Bryant continues rehab process
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains why Miami's offseason spurred Kobe Bryant to ensure that his surgically repaired right knee is fully healthy.
--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer has follow-up details on how Laker Girl Ashley is doing.
--Sportsradiointerviews.com's Chris Fedor asks Boston forward Paul Pierce to share how much the Celtics' Game 7 loss to the Lakers still haunts him.
--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper reports that Ron Artest will sell his championship ring Dec. 25 in an online raffle, and that Artest is interviewing ghostwriters for an autobiography. Howard-Cooper also previews the Lakers' season.
--Fox Sports shares a refrain that Lakers fans have frustratingly heard for a while now: Andrew Bynum would be a top-10 center if he were healthy.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky highlights Derrick Caracter's acclimation to the team.
--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen details more of Bryant's shooting struggles.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin thought plenty was going on during Lakers practice Thursday.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford documents Shannon Brown's offseason efforts to improve his shooting.
--AOL Fanhouse's Chris Tomasson details how Dallas is gunning for the Lakers.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell has full details on Thursday's practice.
--Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap sizes up Coach Phil Jackson.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano argues that it's premature to say Bryant is on the decline.
-Lakers of Fire's Garrett Wilson checks out the Boston Celtics.
--Lakers Nation's Michael Goldsholl explains how forward Lamar Odom has responded to his critics.
--Sactown Royalty's Ziller blames forward Matt Barnes for the Laker Girl accident.
Tweet of the Day: "The Twitterverse is rolling on the topic Ron Artest's autobiohraphy after picking a ghostwriter...." -- SHowardCooper (NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper)
Reader Comment of the Day: "I love the comments by Ron Artest. It puts something in LeBron's mind. Nobody has ever challenged LeBron like that. It's going to be interesting to see how he responds to it on Christmas" -- Rocky
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Kobe Bryant warms up before Wednesday's exhibition game against the Sacramento Kings. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images