NBA Hall of Fame: Tex Winter attends Hall of Fame press conference
--The Times' Bill Plaschke argues Dennis Rodman shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame.
--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper and the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson details Tex Winter's surprise appearance at Thursday's news conference showcasing this year's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees.
--ESPN.com features Winter's career profile.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding spots Lakers rookie Darius Morris and Luke Walton playing pickup basketball in Manhattan Beach.
--Sports Illustrated's Paul Forrester details how Winter's famed triangle offense continues to disappear in the NBA.
--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin pokes fun at Ron Artest for talking about accepting a deal with the Cheshire Jets before finalizing the contract.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky argues it's a bad idea for Artest to play with the Cheshire Jets.
--Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Winter wants Phil Jackson and Jerry Krause to shake hands at the induction ceremony.
--NBAtradetracker.net breaks down how the Lakers secured Magic Johnson in the video below.
--Lakers Nation's Brian Chaplain suggests Lakers owner Jerry Buss should give his son, Jim Buss, a list of pointers on how to run the team.
--SB Nation's Mike Prada looks at Winter's role in being a key architect of the triangle offense.
Tweet of the Day: "“@STEIN_LINE_HQ: Metta World Peace in a British soap opera? That's one possibility Chester Jets to secure rons signature” Oh yea!!!!" -- ronartest (Lakers forward Ron Artest to ESPN.com's Marc Stein)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I do not really believe it untill I see him playing in Great Britain." -- Martina Kienzle
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Photo: Tex Winter. Credit: Associated Press