Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 109-89 loss to Charlotte Bobcats
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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan criticizes the Lakers' effort in their 109-89 loss Monday to the Charlotte Bobcats.
--The Charlotte Observer's Ron Green Jr. explains why the Bobcats have the Lakers' number.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford notes the Lakers' regression.
---The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker notices the Lakers' loss to Charlotte left them speechless.
--The Daily News' Teaford highlights Lamar Odom's complaints about the team's effort.
--The Orange County Register's Whicker notes Derek Fisher's belief that the grinding schedule has affected the Lakers' fatigue level.
--NBA.com's Derek S. Smith highlights a few nuggets from the Lakers-Bobcats game.
--The Times' Broderick Turner highlights Andrew Bynum's gripes about lacking of playing time and touches.
--The Times' Joe Flint details the 20-year-deal between the Lakers and Time Warner Cable.
--The Charlotte Observer's Scott Fowler highlights the Bobcats' dominance over the Lakers. Fowler also argues Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant were "sore losers" for Jackson's Twitter-length comments to the media and Bryant avoiding reporters altogether.
--The Daily News' Tom Hoffarth also focuses on the Lakers' deal with Time Warner Cable.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin focuses on the message Jackson may have sent with his short post-game press conference. McMenamin also explains why Jackson has no desire to work for Michael Jordan with the Charlotte Bobcats.
--Fox Sports' Billy Witz details the Lakers' state of embarrassment.
--Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins assesses in the video below whether the Lakers are in trouble.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' loss to the Bobcats.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details the Lakers' loss in a running diary.
--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore argues the Lakers couldn't have put together any worse of an effort against Charlotte.
Tweet of the Day: "I think Lakers would trade always losing in Charlotte for the ring count - but in February, fans want blood" -- EricPincus (Hoops World's Eric Pincus)
Reader Comment of the Day: "To all non-believers here, the Lakers will be there when it counts. That has been their history in the last three years. Still, it does not support the way their manage their games during the season. Nobody will be angry if we saw EFFORTS to win out there but it is what it is. It is like in school, you can easily pinpoint the super student who has penchant for cramming and will only study during Finals, the rest of the year he will just bum around." -- Edwin Gueco
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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant works in the post against Bobcats forward Stephen Jackson in the first half Monday night. Credit: Sam Sharpe / US Presswire