Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Phoenix Suns
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to Sasha Vujacic about his lack of playing time.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr predicts that Kobe Bryant won't win league MVP.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky wonders how Phoenix guard Steve Nash would do in the triangle offense. Kamenetzky, ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne and 710 ESPN's Beto Duran preview the Lakers-Suns match-up:
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin focuses on Vujacic's lack of playing time in the Lakers' season opener.
--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller likes what Steve Blake has to offer for the Lakers thus far.
--NBA.com's Sekou Smith recounts Ron Artest's performance in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains how the Suns look without Amare Stoudemire.
--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen takes Bryant over Dwyane Wade.
Tweet of the Day: "My goodness; @kingsthings following is so strong it crashed my site after the announcement. 1.7million people hit the site in 30 mins.....25million people in 24 hours. i didnt expect that. I have to re-do my site so its better. i hope all kids who benefit from this give credit -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)
Reader Comment of the Day: "The Lakers appear to be more focused now that the ring ceremony is behind them. I like the attitude even if it's the second game of the season. It's interesting to note the different assessment of the Suns that Fisher and Kobe have. I think that's what makes them great teammates, they balance each other. The Suns will be a wildcard team this year. They just beat Utah at home, a game I thought Utah would have won. The lack of sympathy from Kobe and the cautious optimism from Fish will prevail tonight." -- Laker J
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Photo: The Lakers and Suns in one of last season's Western Conference championship contests. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times