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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 98-95 preseason victory over Sacramento Kings

October 14, 2010 |  9:00 am


-- The Times' Broderick Turner assesses Kobe Bryant's recovery process in the Lakers' 98-95 preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings.

-- True Hoop's J.A. Adande explains how Ron Artest has become a stabilizing force during Bryant's rehabilitation process.

-- The Times Picayune's Andrew Astleford highlights Magic Johnson's charitable efforts.

-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr sizes up the best defensive players in Lakers history.

-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding highlights Jeanie Buss' contention that Phil Jackson is the worst NBA coach during the exhibition season.

-- The Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones details Tyreke Evans' left ankle injury.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky highlights three positive and negative traits from the Lakers' win.

--'s Rick Reilly sizes up the Kobe-LeBron James matchup.

--'s Mike Trudell provides his running diary of the game.

-- The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker looks at who Bryant still has to surpass on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski provides his post-game thoughts of the Lakers-Kings game.

-- Lakers of Fire's Garrett Wilson breaks down Lamar Odom's game.

-- Lakers Nation's Daniel Buerge provides another running diary of the Lakers-Kings exhibition game.

Tweet of the Day: "Fish curls over and hits jumper to start game in Vegas. Everyone on Lakers bench applauds except Sasha, who is fixing his hair." -- KevinDing (Orange County Register's Kevin Ding)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Kobe doesn't look very good...well, that's pre-season, right? Perfect time to not look good... But Barnes, Ebanks, Shannon, Artest, Pau and (why not) Blake were very good, nice surprise! Ratliff too. Lamar was good, but not a surprise. Very nice to see the bench taking over in the 1st quarter and holding its own." -- Magic Phil

--Mark Medina

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