Magic Johnson ready for some football
--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne notes that Magic Johnson is reaffirming his involvement with AEG in trying to secure an NFL team in L.A.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues that Pau Gasol can only redeem himself on the NBA court, but he credits Gasol for his good effort in the FIBA European Championships.
--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer provides an evenhanded take on the non-relationship between Jerry West and Phil Jackson.
--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin pokes fun at Lamar Odom publicly tweeting his plans to possibly play in Europe after next season.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky as well as 710 ESPN's Dave Miller debate which Laker would suffer the most from an extended lockout.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin reports that Derek Fisher plans to skip the Impact Basketball Academy's Competitive Training Series in Las Vegas next week because of his responsibilities as president of the National Basketball Players Assn.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details the Lakers' 33-game winning streak during the 1971-72 season.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano notes the importance the Competitive Training Series will have on Derrick Caracter.
Tweet of the Day: "While I fully support the Impact League and all the players, I have NOT committed to playing, nor can I at this point." -- derekfisher (Lakers guard Derek Fisher)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Why would Lamar choose such a public way of reaching out to Pau? A text or phone call would seem more appropriate unless he is trying to stir something up here. The soap opera continues..." -- baytola2
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Magic Johnson. Credit: Los Angeles Times