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Caught in the Web: Lakers' All-Star festivities

February 20, 2011 |  9:32 am


--The Times' Mark Heisler looks at how the Lakers' success and market has largely carried the NBA. Heisler also believes the NBA will have a lockout.

--The Times' Broderick Turner details how the L.A crowd largely booed Paul Pierce during the NBA All-Star practice.

Plenty of Times' readers voice their displeasure about the Lakers' play and the Time Warner Cable deal.

--The Times' Lisa Dillman highlights Chris Bosh's contention that the Lakers remain the main threat in the Western Conference.

--The Times' editorial staff criticizes the Lakers' Time Warner Cable deal.'s J.A. Adande credits Bryant's longevity.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr details Bryant's hand and footprint ceremony.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky explains why the NBA All-Star game matters.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen explains how Bryant's motivated by winning

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford wonders if Pau Gasol is too nice of a guy.'s Mike Trudell looks at Bryant's All-Star history.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski also reflects on Bryant's All-Star career.

Tweet of the Day:"Blake Griffin brought the Slam Dunk baaaaaack! Just amazing." -- MagicJohnson (Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Not really interested in this weekend, guys. The last week has been so draining with the losses, the turmoil, and the rain. However, seeing The Logo finally get his was terrific." -- Don't Blame Del Harris!

--Mark Medina

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