Caught in the Web: L.A. Times' Mark Medina guest judge with former Laker A.C. Green in NBA/Sprite Los Angeles Amateur Dunk Contest
Former Laker A.C. Green and I will be part of the judging panel overseeing the NBA/Sprite Los Angeles Amateur Dunk Contest at the Universal City Walk today at 4 p.m. The event is free, you can get directions here and it should be a beautiful day. All I know is that by disclosing this to the general public, I might rouse further heckling for giving a dunker the wrong score. In the meantime, below are some links.
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan pretends he's Mitch Kupchak for a day and comes up with five trade scenarios.
--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer believes the Lakers could pick Rick Adelman just "strangely send a shot at Phil [Jackson]."
Tweet of the Day: "You don't have to be a Laker fan to be a Ron Artest fan....but it helps" -- ronartest (Lakers forward Ron Artest)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I wouldn't mind seeing B. Shaw take a run at it. Riles was a rookie coach as was Dunleavy if I'm not mistaken, Lakers have a history of giving younger coaches a shot and Shaw certainly knows his way around the players." -- Ken
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Photo: Lakers forward Lamar Odom, sharing a laugh with guard Kobe Bryant enjoy a laugh before a Lakers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center, would be a valuable piece in any trade talks. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times.