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Caught in the Web: Andrew Bynum poses with 'Grid Girls'

June 17, 2011 |  8:00 am

Before I start the daily set of links, I have to share this hilarious photo that's ripe for a photo caption contest. It features Lakers center Andrew Bynum posing with the "Grid Girls" at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. Bynum seems to be enjoying his offseason, but he might want to remember that he's in Montreal -- not L.A. -- so no need for the shades. Yup, life is good as an NBA player, and the picture is one example of why. (Thanks to the Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen for the tip)

--The New York Times' Howard Beck reports that some in the NBA interpret the Lakers' downsizing of their scouting and training staff as a warning to the players union that the league's owners are serious about a lockout. 

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr reflects on memorable moments in Lakers parade history.

--The Bakersfield Californian's Jill Cowan details Ron Artest's visit to a local Boys & Girls club.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding lists 10 things Lakers forward Lamar Odom could've done better to help ensure a three-peat.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, along with 710 ESPN's Dave Miller, discuss whether Kobe Bryant can still have a sustained playoff run similar to what Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki displayed. 

--Pro Basketball Talk's John Krolik notices that Magic Johnson promptly deleted his tweet arguing that the Lakers need to call the Orlando Magic. 

--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus assesses whether the Lakers should trade Pau Gasol to Minnesota.'s Mike Trudell begins a series highlighting the top 10 moments of the season. He first looks at 10 through 6. 

--Lakers Nation's Elizabeth Benson argues that the point guard position should be the team's No. 1 priority heading into the next season. 

Tweet of the Day: "From Robert Horry: If you are trying to send flowers we request you make a donation instead to the Ashlyn Horry foundation ... But if you do send them to: Forest Park Funeral Home 12800 Westheimer Road Houston Texas 77077. Horry: "We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and prayers." Horry: Horry Foundation through the website -- BA_Turner (L.A. Times' Lakers beat writer Broderick Turner)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "The Bulls and their 72-10 team are certainly one of the best ever ... but better than 71-72 Lakers? That's pretty wow. If those teams all had to have their own playoffs vs each other, it would be interesting to say the least. I think the Bulls would have their hands full and probably wouldn't be able to beat either Laker team ... but who knows" -- Tim-4-Show

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