Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 124-105 victory over Memphis Grizzlies
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details the Lakers' dominance in their 124-105 victory Tuesday over the Memphis Grizzlies.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding focuses on the rest Kobe Bryant had during the game.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen argues Bryant's shooting stroke is back.
--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford highlights the benefit the starters will receive from all their rest.
--The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Ronald Tillery examines the Grizzlie's slow start.
--The Times' Bresnahan explains Kobe Bryant's decision to play in the 2012 Olympics.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Lassen details Phil Jackson's needling of Pau Gasol.
--The Daily Breeze's Teaford examines Bryant's contention that he feels 100%.
--The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Tillory details how Mike Conley vows to validate a five-year, $40 million contract. Good luck with that.
--The Times' Mark Heisler examines Marc Gasol's growth.
--The Daily Breeze's Vincent Bonsignore credits Lakers forward Matt Barnes for fitting in with the team.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin shares 10 thoughts about the Lakers-Grizzlies game.
--Fox Sports' Billy Witz shows how the Gasol brothers disagree on how they match up with each other.
--The Times' Broderick Turner details the matchup between the Gasol brothers.
--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer previews the Lakers' season.
--USA Today's J. Michael Falgoust is impressed with the Lakers' managing to absorb injuries.
--Predicto.com sizes up the likelihood Magic Johnson invests in bringing an NFL team to Los Angeles.
--A Sports Illustrated players poll ranks Bryant as the league's second biggest trash talker, while Ron Artest finishes as eighth.
--ESPN.com's J.A Adande in the video below talks to Bryant about how he's building a rhythm
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky examines the good and the bad in the Lakers' victory.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the game.
--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore remains impressed with the Lakers' dominance.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down a few numbers from the Lakers' win.
--Lakers Nation's Daniel Buerge recaps the Lakers' game quarter-by-quarter.
Tweet of the Day:"Wolf Blitzer can make anything sound important and urgent. Let's put him on NBA TV for Summer League games in Las Vegas." -- reallisa (Los Angeles Times' CLippers beat writer Lisa Dillman).
Reader Comment of the Day:"GOOD MORNING LAKER NATION! Another great win; all WINS are GREAT! I'm not worried about this team. There's nothing that cannont be fixed with time. - Chemistry - check - Desire - check - Skill - check Don't ask Kobe about his knee. He's not 100% yet he is 100% effective. Scary Stuff. Andrew is healing and lets hope that he can stay that way upon his return. The team - today - can survive without the service of Luke and/or Sasha. Those are just simple facts. Killer Instinct - will only get stronger. It's more evident this year than it was last year. This current roster is aware what needs to be done and it shows as well as the tendency to get a little bored, thus complacent. I think it will get there and it will be much easier when a healthy, willing, able and hungry Bynum returns. We have a favorable schedule with contests between "lesser" teams BUT every team that comes up against the Lakers will bring their A game and then possibly go back to their F team status. The Lakers don't have that luxury; they need to be A+ every game in order to demoralize the opponent. The blowouts are important because of the "message" it sends to Miami, Boston, Orlando, OKC, San Ant, Dallas...well, you get the picture. Sac town tonight then Portland on Sunday. The schedule this month includes battles with PHO, MIL, CHI, UTAH & HOUS which is why they MUST win those games that are considered "winnable" and it's those games that mistakes must be addressed and corrected." -- antyfed
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