Caught in the Web: Marveling at Kobe Bryant's All-Star performance
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details how Kobe Bryant fed off the youthful energy in the West's 148-143 victory over the East in the 2011 NBA All-Star game.
--The New York Times' Jonathan Abrams notes how Bryant's performance put temporarily overshadowed the attention on Carmelo Anthony's playing future.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding pinpoints Bryant's performance as a Hollywood ending.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen credits Bryant's efforts.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford details Bryant's dominance.
--The Times' Lisa Dillman explains how an eventful All-Star weekend for Clippers forward Blake Griffin has drained his energy.
--NBA.com's Art Garcia looks at how the youth infusion fueled Bryant's energy.
--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix gives Bryant an A and Gasol a B+ for their All-Star performances.
--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen looks at Bryant's intensity.
--The Orange County Register's Dan Woike highlights different parts of All-Star weekend.
--The Times' Bill Plaschke says Los Angeles still remains Bryant's town.
--The Times' Mark Heisler predicts there will be an NBA lockout.
--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore contends Bryant remains the leading man in L.A.
--ESPN.com gives Bryant and Pau Gasol an A for their All-Star efforts.
--ESPN.com's John Hollinger says the Kobe-LeBron showdown in the 2011 All-Star game could be a good Finals preview.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky believes Bryant's scoring spree was warranted.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Gregg Patton credits Bryant for his hard work.
--Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears details how Bryant commanded the All-Star stage.
--Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock predicts Bryant's MVP performance in the 2011 All-Star game will be his last accomplishment.
--ESPN Los Angeles Brian Kamenetzky makes sure to give credit to Pau Gasol for his All-Star contributions.
--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin pokes fun at Bryant's contention the younger players inspired him to play well.
--Pro Basketball Talk's John Krolik highlights the winners and losers from All-Star weekend.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details Bryant's MVP performance.
Tweet of the Day: Congrats to my man Kobe on the work he put n 2nite. Excited about getting back 2 work 2maro. First practice n 6weeks can't wait!!" -- Matt_Barnes22 (Lakers forward Matt Barnes)
Reader Comment of the Day: "Kobe was very cool. Just when you think it is safe to go back in the water - he drops 37" -- Lakerholic
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin is congratulated by West teammate Kobe Bryant of the Lakers during the NBA All-Star game on Sunday at Staples Center. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times