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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 111-92 pre-season loss to Minnesota Timberwolves

October 5, 2010 |  8:30 am


-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan looks at the exhibition performance of Kobe Bryant, who says of his surgically repaired right knee, "I'm probably about 60%."

-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding shares his observations on the Lakers' 111-92 pre-season Monday loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

--'s John Hollinger has a detailed scouting report on the Lakers' roster (insider subscription required).

-- The Daily Mail's Georgina Littlejohn recently discovered the Laker girls and loves them.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains why the Lakers won't be back in London anytime soon.

-- Fox Sports has an extensive photo gallery of the Lakers-TWolves game.

-- has an extensive photo gallery from longtime NBA photographer Andrew Bernstein.

-- The Salt Lake Tribune's Gordon Monson explains why Jazz guard Deron Williams hates the Lakers. Said Williams: "I hate them because they win all the time. They’re a tough team."

--'s Ian Parker quotes Bryant on how he played Monday just for the fans: "There was a sense of responsibility to get out there and play."

-- Sports Illustrated's Michael Rosenberg argues Andrew Bynum's decision to delay his surgery illustrates why the regular season is meaningless.

--'s Sekou Smith ran a poll on who would win one on one between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. So far, 69% have voted for the Black Mamba.

--'s Mike Trudell kept a running diary of the Lakers' game against Minnesota.

-- The Mirror's Mike Walters has a new nickname for Bryant: King Kobe.

-- The Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda scrutinizes Minnesota's victory.

--Silver Screen and Rolls' Gil Meriken focuses on what Steve Blake can bring to the team this season.

-- Lakers of Fire's Garrett Wilson breaks down the Lakers' game against Minnesota.

Tweet of the Day: "Yo this dude DC threw mad cold water and ice on me in the shower after the game, let the games begin he dnt kno it but imma get him bak" -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Glad to see people in London at least got a glimpse of Kob playing ... scoreless or not. That's what they paid to see IMO. It's preseason so the records don't mean jack. In fact if it's positive it likely means the starters are playing mucho minutos and that's a no-no." -- Faith

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant makes a pass after running into the defense of Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley in the first quarter of their exhibition game on Oct. 4, 2010, at London's O2 Arena. Credit: Dylan Martinez / Reuters