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Caught in the Web: Lakers enjoy the day off

March 3, 2011 |  8:15 am


--The Times' Broderick Turner details how the Lakers plan to get revenge Friday on the Charlotte Bobcats. Turner also reports Barnes plans to practice Thursday in hopes to play against Charlotte.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding mentions the Lakers will wear their "Los Lakers" jerseys next week against Miami and Dallas.

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer breaks down the Lakers' victory Tuesday against Minnesota.

--The Star Tribune's Sid Hartman highlights Phil Jackson's belief that the Timberwolves still need one more star player.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky argues it was a good idea the Lakers didn't pick up any players off the waiver wire.

--Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson moves up the Lakers to No. 3 in the league rankings.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz wonders if it's too late for the Lakers to catch up to the Spurs and Mavericks in the Western Conference standings.

Bryant gives some advice to Ashton Kutcher at the 1:45 mark in the video below about pop culture.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano offers q few thoughts on some timely Laker topics.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark digs up data and analyzes the numbers on how to properly assess Kobe Bryant's performances.

Tweet of the Day: "At Dorthy Chandler watching The Turk in Italy with Phil. Pau Gasol here too. Its "halftime". #opera" -- JeanieBuss (Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss)

Note: Lakers center Andrew Bynum recently created a Twitter account.

Reader Comment of the Day: "I'm not at all interested in the so-called 'reality' show but, it does seem as if they are happy with each other and that's really all that matters." -- G in DC(aka GDUB)

--Mark Medina

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Photo: The Lakers have revenge on their mind regarding Friday's matchup against the Charlotte Bobcats after losing by 20 points to them before the All-Star break. Credit: David T. Foster III / McClatchy-Tribune / February 14, 2011