Shaquille O'Neal questioned in beating, kidnapping of man by gang members
--The Times' Victoria Kim and Andrew Blankstein report that former Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal and his business partner denied involvement in a 2008 attack on a man who said he had a sex tape of the former Laker. The story also mentions the victim told authorities that he believed O'Neal was behind the attack.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding lists 10 things Shannon Brown could have done to help the Lakers three-peat.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin features Mitch Kupchak's comments on the NBA draft. McMenamin also reports that Derrick Caracter likely won't be a part of the Lakers next season.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details Mike Brown's three keys on offense.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano has strongly defended Derek Fisher's value to the team, but acknowledges his play is declining.
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I agree the Lakers lacked the depth of Dallas by getting rid of athletes and adding oldsters. Need to get younger defensively and offensively. The Bynum bashing is confusing. Some1 said he lacked offensive moves??? Coach tells him to play defense and Kobe sets his own pecking order so how does Bynum develop offensive game?" -- Bob Gonzalez
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Photo: Shaquille O'Neal. Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times.