Andrew Bynum's parking problems draw attention
--The Times' Broderick Turner notes that the Lakers are scheduled to play in 27 nationally televised games, unless of course the lockout eats into the season.
--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick catches up with Lakers forward Ron Artest. Among the nuggets: Artest wants to play overseas in Europe. He comes up with material for his comedy shows while going to the bathroom. And he believes Mike Brown is the league's best defensive coach.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr wonders if Andrew Bynum feels he's above the law for allegedly parking in handicap spots twice.
--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer reminds everyone that Bynum isn't entitled to a handicap parking spot even if he has spent most of his career in a wheelchair.
--NBC Los Angeles' Joel Grover posted photos of showing Bynum apparently parking in a handicap spot.
--Fox Sports West's Stephanie Graves highlights Laker girl tryouts.
--The Philippine Daily Inquirer's June Navarro mentions that Kobe Bryant will arrive in the Philippines tomorrow.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell breaks down the team's schedule.
--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore has the perfect headline: "Andrew Bynum Just Can't Stop Being Andrew Bynum"
--Forum Blue and Gold provides varying takes on the schedule.
--Hardwood Paroxysm Jovan Buha argues it's misguided for Andrew Bynum, or any other athlete for that manner, to be a role model.
I joined The Pulse Network this morning to talk about all the latest drama surrounding the Lakers.
Tweet of the Day: "Andrew Bynum reportedly caught parking in handicapped spaces. Not having a go-to move doesn't count as disabled ... Parking spaces aside Andrew Bynum has to grow up. I can't think of a player who displays less leadership." -- thechrispalmer (ESPN the Magazine's Chris Palmer)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Jeez, tons of comments showing up after Lamar is involved in a traffic fatality and drew parks in a handicapped spot. Looks like all we need is for Pau to run over a puppy and Ron to subsequently kick that dead puppy and the blog is right back in it." -- Phred Phredphredington
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times