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NBA lockout: Lakers' Andrew Bynum takes boxing lessons

July 7, 2011 |  8:00 am

Sdxqy-1-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr details Lakers center Andrew Bynum taking boxing lessons.

-- The New York Post's Marc Berman reports that Spero Dedes' DUI arrest raises questions of whether it will affect negotiations regarding his play-by-play announcing gig with the Knicks. 

-- Former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar expresses his disappointment in the Dodgers in a column at ESPN Los Angeles' website.

-- Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer lauds Bynum for taking up boxing. 

-- Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin believes Kobe Bryant will make Dallas backup center Ian Mahinmi pay for calling him the NBA's most arrogant player. 

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky explains how the Lakers are more likely to argue with other owners to ensure a new CBA as quickly as possible.

--'s Andrew Masuds mentions that Bryant will launch a new sportswear line Thursday in Santa Barbara and meet with fans in an event closed to the media. Perhaps he can tell them what he thinks of Mike Brown.

-- Jon Pastuszek of the Chinese basketball blog explains that Bryant and others playing in China this summer hinges on the Chinese government's approval.

-- The New York Times' Nate Silver strongly questions the NBA's claims that many teams are losing money. 

-- Fox Sports' Matt "Money" Smith expresses concern over Bryant's PRP procedure. 

--'s Mike Trudell details the Laker girl tryouts. 

-- Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap provides a player report card on Lakers forward Ron Artest.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano looks at how the NBA lockout will affect the Lakers' younger players. 

-- Lakers Nation's Ramneet Singh wonders if Dwight Howard really would be the best center for the Lakers.

Tweet of the Day: "So Kobe cancels his media session at his camp and misses another chance to discuss Mike Brown. Hmmmm" -- janiscarr (Orange County Register Lakers reporter Janis Carr)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Mavs caught the Lakers team which was tired and beat up at the right moment . No doubt Mavs were better team and Lakers clearly ran out of steam . So lets see if Mavs can back it up next year ." -- Albert Ionidi

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum recently has worked out in the boxing ring. Credit: Andrew Bynum