Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 120-99 preseason victory over Golden State Warriors
--The Times' Broderick Turner focuses on Brian Shaw taking over head coaching duties in the Lakers' 120-99 preseason victory Thursday against the Golden State Warriors.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights Luke Walton's season debut before his hometown in San Diego.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky explains how Lamar Odom has proven effective in the paint.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues players will learn to adjust to the new technical foul rule.
--Fox Sports ranks LeBron James higher than Kobe Bryant as the league's best player.
--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper ranks Bryant as the sixth best player of all time and doesn't believe Magic Johnson will pursue an NBA franchise.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen focuses on Sasha Vujacic's engagement with tennis star Maria Sharapova.
--San Diego Union Tribune's Tod Leonard details the struggles Luke and Bill Walton have gone through with various injuries.
--Sportsradiointerviews.com talks to Sacramento forward Carl Landry about accidentally knocking into Laker Girl Ashley.
--Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson ranks the Miami Heat at No. 1, the Orlando Magic at No. 2 and the Lakers at No. 3.
--ESPN's Shelley Smith writes a heart-warming story on Ron Artest's circuitous journey.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights Shaw's first NBA head-coaching experience.
--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen talks to six scouts, and many of them believe the Lakers will three-peat. But the results show it won't be easy.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details the Lakers-Warriors preseason game.
--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark previews the Boston Celtics.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down the Lakers-Warriors game.
--NBA Playbook's Sebastian Pruiti highlights a pretty sick play from former Laker Jordan Farmar.
Tweet of the Day: "Posted in my hotle room hmmm what to do now?? every1 is goin to the casino think i might join, i dnt gamble tho so imma jus watch!" -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)
Reader Comment of the Day: "Great to see the real second unit (Lamar, Blake, Barnes, Theo and Shannon) play fairly well together (even if it was the Warriors). This bodes well, as, aside from a little too hurry-up occasionally, they were playing team bball on both ends of the court for awhile there." -- 63 Footer
Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who didn't play Thursday night against Golden State, chats with forward Ron Artest. Credit: Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press