Caught in the Web: Reactions to the Lakers' 102-95 preseason victory over Denver Nuggets
--The Times' Mark Heisler gives the proper perspective in explaining why the preseason doesn't matter.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding looks at how Bryant looks and the substitution patterns Phil Jackson took at the forward position.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen explains why Phil Jackson wants Pau Gasol to be more of a leader.
--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller takes Michael Jordan to task on his ranking of Bryant.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights the Lakers' contingency plans for their numerous injuries as well as Lamar Odom's hope that he gets invited for the 2012 Olympics.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details the game with a running diary.
--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark sizes up the Lakers' defense.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down the Lakers' win over Denver and previews tonight's game against the Utah Jazz.
Tweet of the Day: "My son is SO excited that daddy's team is winning. I told him to get used to it. ;) Right guys?!" -- kristenblake2 (Kristen Blake, wife of Lakers guard Steve Blake)
Reader Comment of the Day: "HEALTH will be the X factor... Other wise, I think we are well loaded for a run at a 3 Peat...you can't say that Mitch and Dr. Buss didn't give us the best chance with the upgrades they accomplished during the off season...I can't wait" -- LEWSTRS
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