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Kobe Bryant's Asian tour continues

July 21, 2011 | 12:00 pm

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--The Manilla Bulletin Publishing Corp.'s Karlo Sacamos previews Kobe Bryant's upcoming exhibition games in the Philippines. 

--The Philippine Daily Inquirer's Mark C. Giongco details the excitement level surrounding this weekend's exhibition games featuring Bryant, Derek Fisher, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Derrick Williams, James Harden, Tyreke Evans and Javale McGee. 

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding defends the Lakers' cost-cutting decisions during the NBA lockout

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky looks at the free-agent market for shooting guards.

--The New York Daily News' Mitch Lawrence highlights Bryant's wish to earn $1 million a month by playing for the Turkish club Besiktas. 

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller says Andrew Bynum feels entitled to do whatever he wants.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen profiles Derek Fisher's role as the National Basketball Players Assn. President 

--Lakers Nation's Gary Lee highlights Magic Johnson being selected on the cover of NBA 2K12. 

Tweet of the Day: "Look forward to help putting people back to work in my home state." -- MagicJohnson (Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Like all bigs once something is hurt it never really functions the same again. His knees will forever be his weakest link. So he should take special care to strengthen the areas around his injuries and maintain a healthy program to keep the muscles and tendons limber. Also, some extra walking would help so he ought to park really far away from places he needs to go shop in." -- Jamie Sweet (on Andrew Bynum's handicapped-parking incident)

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant just began a five-city Asian tour, which entails putting on basketball clinics and promoting his Nike brand. Credit: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press / Sept. 4, 2007