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Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Minnesota

March 18, 2011 |  8:30 am


--The Times' Mike Bresnahan will be hosting a live chat here from 2 to 3 p.m. In between watching March Madness, be sure to fire Brez with some questions.

--The Times' Broderick Turner explains how Lakers center Andrew Bynum's playing effective even if he doesn't feel 100%.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr wonders who will replace Lakers Coach Phil Jackson next season, if there is one of course.

--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman argues Laker fans aren't as bad as GQ makes them out to be.

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer looks at Chris Bosh's argument that American Airlines Arena shouldn't have allowed Kobe Bryant to shoot there after the Lakers' loss to Miami.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky highlights Ron Artest's goofy comments on the GQ story that suggests Laker fans are among the worst in all of sports.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen provides a medical update on Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin details how the Lakers have had success stopping Minnesota forward and former UCLA product Kevin Love.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller finds it hard to predict this year's NBA champion.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford looks at Bryant's wait-and-see approach regarding his playing status.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen argues the Timberwolves shouldn't fire Kurt Rambis.'s Mike Trudell has an interesting Q&A with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

--Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock argues the Lakers need to worry about the Thunder.

--The Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda attempts to figure out what the Timberwolves are trying to accomplish in their 13 remaining games.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano explains how the Lakers' frontcourt gives them a distinguishable advantage.

Tweet of the Day:"Looks like I'm going to have to hide my face in LA these next few weeks as my Spartans lost." -- MagicJohnson (Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day:"I went to Rick Friedman's wake tonight at the Rainbow Bar & Grill. A beautiful experience. Hopefully, I'll have time to convey it all tomorrow, but Rick was a special man and a model Lakeraholic." -- Jon K.

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Photo: Kurt Rambis, right, receives his 2009 championship ring from Andrew Bynum, left, and Josh Powell prior to a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Dec. 12, 2009. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times