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Caught in the Web: Why won't Kobe Bryant publicly comment about Mike Brown?

June 14, 2011 |  8:30 am


--The Times' T.J. Simers criticizes Kobe Bryant for not publicly commenting on Mike Brown becoming the Lakers' head coach.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr presents a photo slideshow of marginal Laker players who have more rings than LeBron James.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding lists 10 things Andrew Bynum could've done to ensure a Lakers' three-peat. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky opines on the Vegas odds favoring the Miami Heat to win the title next season.'s Mike Trudell believes Bryant had been "plotting revenge" during the NBA Finals. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano provides some quick-hit thoughts on the NBA Finals.

--Lakers Nation's Daniel Buerge believes Dirk Nowitzki's Game 6 performance against Miami reminded him of Bryant's Game 7 effort last year against Boston. 

Tweet(s) of the Day:"OK Jim Buss, it's time to go to work & make the roster better" -- MagicJohnson (Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson)

"Congrats to the Mavs. Next year the rings will be back in LA" -- ronartest (Lakers forward Ron Artest

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day:"Hope JB takes it to heart. I doubt I'd really be a good GM. Sure I can work the trade machine like there's no tomorrow, and I could come up with viable trade ideas. But I honestly have no idea whether it would be better to keep all the core players and see what you could bring in with only Barnes, Blake, Ebanks, Caracter, cash, a trade exception, and 2nd round picks as trade bait, or whether it's better to do what Magic is suggesting and trade off one of the core players to better balance the roster." -- LongTimeLakerFan

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Kobe Bryant demonstrates Sony's NBA 2K11 video game at the E3 Gaming Convention in Los Angeles earlier this month. Credit: Chris Weeks/AP Images for Sony Computer Entertainment America.