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Caught in the Web: Lakers back to work after All-Star break

February 22, 2011 | 12:25 pm

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan lists a few things the Lakers can fix to become a championship contender.

--The Times' Mark Heisler analyzes Carmelo Anthony's arrival with the Knicks. Heisler also assesses the Sacramento Kings' possible move to Anaheim.

--Ball Don't Lie's Dan Devine features Bryant trying to intervene on Craig Sager's interview which asked Carmelo Anthony where he was going to play.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding explains why Kobe Bryant's embracing being an "Old Fella."

--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper looks at how Bryant keeps chasing down NBA greats. He also reports that Bryant is expected to get a statue after retirement.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky previews the upcoming week.

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen details Monday's practice.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne talks to Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak about his plans before the trade deadline.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen believes the Lakers won't make a move.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford provides a medical update on Matt Barnes.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz reports that the Lakers spent time meditating during Monday's practice.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski contends that Kobe Bryant hasn't lost a step.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell talks to former Bulls guard Steve Kerr about the difficulty of three-peating.

--Silver Screen and Roll's ActuarialSound compares this season's Lakers team to other Lakers playoff teams.

Tweet of the Day: First we had the SAG Awards, then the Grammys, then NBA All-Star and now the Oscars. Whew, LA is busy! I need a vacation!" -- MagicJohnson (Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson)

Video Caption Contest of the Day: "Hey Lebron, lets see you hide this footage" -- johnnynav21

Reader Comment of the Day: "Melo to NY...talk about no D in NY. They may be able to score but won't be able to stop anyone either. Another 7 seconds or less failure come playoff time. Sorry Spike, your guys will entertain but no Chips." -- hawaiiD

-- Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina

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

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said this of the NBA season: "It's a marathon. You see the finish line, you tend to pick up the speed a little bit." Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times.


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