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Caught in the Web: Lakers enjoy off day before Golden State

November 21, 2010 |  8:16 am

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-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan contrasts the opinions of Phil Jackson and Kurt Rambis on the Lakers.

-- The Times' Mark Heisler says players shouldn't complain so much about calls. But he believes the NBA's "Respect for the Game" crosses the line and soon could decide outcomes.

-- Ball Don't Lie's Dan Devine looks at Charles Barkley's argument that Kobe Bryant is one of the five greatest players ever in the NBA.

-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding focuses on how the Lakers controlled tempo during their undefeated three-game trip.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky talk with ESPN.com's Bomani Jones about Pau Gasol, Bryant's "Call of Duty" commercial and whether the Lakers should add a big man.

-- The San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons details how Warriors Coach Keith Smart plans to help his team get off to a better start against the Lakers.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford provides a medical update on some of the Laker injuries.

-- The Oakland Tribune's Marcus Thompson II tells how Smart is prodding his players more.

-- Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen wonders in the video below whether the Warriors can sustain their early-season success.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap features Lamar Odom as the Lakers' player of the week.

-- Lakers Nation's Fernando Rea sizes up Shannon Brown's chances of winning the NBA award for most improved player.

-- Golden State of Mind's IQofaWarrior goes one on one with Warriors guard Monta Ellis.

-- And for good measure, the Miami Heat wants you to "Fan Up" in the video below

Tweet of the Day: "NOT THAT R-E-S-P-E-C-T T-H-E G-A-M-E GOES TOO FAR but next they'll be T'ing up P.A. guys who get too excited and fans who stand up too fast" -- MHeislerLATimes (L.A. Times NBA columnist Mark Heisler).

Reader Comment of the Day: Lakeraholics view LakerWorld as bigger than just the players on the court... it includes the coaches, the fan(atics), the bloggers, the cheerleaders, management and staff, ownership, and our history. - We're interested in ALL of that." -- Jon K.

-- Mark Medina

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E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com


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