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NBA Hall of Fame: Tex Winter credited for teaching triangle offense

Tex Winter

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding looks at the influence Phil Jackson provided on Tex Winter and Dennis Rodman.

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer looks at how the secondary market will hurt with an NBA lockout.'s Scott Howard-Cooper details the long wait Winter endured before being inducted.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky talks with Trevor Ariza about growing up playing in L.A.

--Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum argues Dennis Rodman doesn't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame because he was simply a supporting player.

--Fox Sports West's Joe McDonnell explains how Winter earned respect for his willingness to tell the truth and teach basketball. details the Laker Girls traveling to Kentucky.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano wonders if Pau Gasol will find his groove in the European Championships.

--Lakers Nation's Daniel Buerge talks with former WNBA great Lisa Leslie about the Lakers.

Tweet of the Day: "Lakers fans owe Tex Winter so much for his mentorship+friendship of the young Kobe. Tex played a key role in his development." -- lazenby (Lakers author Roland Lazenby)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "A well deserved and overdue induction into the Hall of Fame. Congrats to Tex Winter." -- Martina Kienzie


Lakers learned plenty from Tex Winter

Roland Lazenby discusses Tex Winter's Hall of Fame induction

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Photo: The Lakers' Tex Winter in 2001. Credit: Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times

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