Caught in the Web: Catching up on Lakers links
--The Times' T.J. Simers argues that the Lakers should hire Brian Shaw as their next coach.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky says Kobe Bryant shouldn't be compared to Michael Jordan because Bryant should have his own identity.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky provides a report card for Bryant.
--The San Jose Mercury News' Tim Kawakami looks at how Jerry West could help the Golden State Warriors.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin looks at the factors that led to the Lakers' disappointing 2010-2011 season.
--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller examines Phil Jackson's impressive coaching career.
--The Orange County Register's Randy Youngman argues that the Lakers could use West's expertise in the front office.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell talks with Chip Schaefer about Jackson's legacy.
--Former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has a bizarre commercial for Turkish TV
--Silver Screen and Roll's Saurav A. Das wonders if Bryant's All-NBA and All-defensive first-team awards this season were solely based on reputation.
Tweet of the Day: "OKC moving as much offensively as all those non-Kareem statues outside Staples Center." -- Jonathan_Feigen (Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Is the image above photo-shopped? Never seen Gasol dunking the ball. Or not when it mattered! All his pretty layups ending with 2 foul shots and the mandatory one missed FT. When one can have And 1." -- archived
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw talks strategy with forward Ron Artest during the first half of a game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena on April 1. Credit: Russ Isabella / US Presswire