Caught in the Web: Lakers preparing for FC Barcelona
-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports on the response from Andrew Bynum to Phil Jackson's speculation about having Bynum be a "short-minute guy." Said Bynum: "I think everything will be all right. I just need to be healthy. I need to get back playing and hooping with the team and having some dominant games."
-- True Hoop's Henry Abbott breaks down the results from the NBA GM survey.
-- The New York Times' J.M. Bernstein uses Kobe Bryant as a metaphorical example on why a greedy mindset on Wall Street has devastating effects.
-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr believes Bynum could play a part-time role.
-- BBC's Rob Dugdale quotes Pau Gasol on Britain good chances in this year's EuroBasket finals.
-- Lakers guard Derek Fisher shares his charitable efforts with USA Today.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky analyzes the preseason survey from the NBA general managers.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin highlights Phil Jackson's concern that the team is "behind the eight ball" regarding progress in training camp.
-- Lakers.com's Mike Trudell gives a comprehensive report from Wednesday's practice.
-- Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap outlines what Derek Fisher has in store for the 2010-11 season.
-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano gives some quick-hit thoughts on the NBA preseason.
-- Lakers of Fire's Garrett Wilson sizes up the Orlando Magic and whether it's a threat to the Lakers.
-- I talk all things Lakers to Celtics Late Night in the audio file below (FYI - During the taping of this interview, I was not aware yet that Bryant had made the comment to reporters in London that he's feeling 60% healthy. My mistake.)
Tweet of the Day:"A Spanish reporter asked Kobe Bryant if he'd want to trade Pau Gasol for Wade & Bosh. Kobe: 'No way. I love Pau.'" -- LakersReporter (Lakers.com's Mike Trudell)
Reader Comment of the Day: "If Bynum "thinks" he is a slow healer, or if he "thinks" he is injury prone, he may create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Maybe a to visit to someone like Tony Robbins and learning about NLP would help! Wonder why Phil hasn't taught him this stuff" -- Art - FL Laker Fan
-- Mark Medina
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