NBA lockout: How work stoppage will affect Lakers
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan outlines the conflicting scenarios on whether the Lakers would actually benefit from a lockout-shortened season.
--The Times' Broderick Turner talks to NBA players at Loyola Marymount University about the lockout.
--The New York Times' Howard Beck notes how the NBA is willing to miss the entire season to achieve a more profitable economic model.
--CBS Sports' Ken Berger explains why he thought the NBA and players union would broker a deal in time to salvage the entire 2011-2012 season.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues the Lakers would benefit from a lockout-shortened season.
--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman highlights Carmelo Anthony's recent argument that Rick Fox should be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down a few lockout-related numbers.
--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe obtains exclusive details of the NBA owners' tax proposals.
--Fox Sports West's Michael Martinez notes that Matt Barnes feels at about 90% in his rehab efforts on his surgically repaired right knee.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin lists four proposals to end the NBA lockout.
--ESPN New York's Ian O'Connor blames the lockout on NBA Commissioner David Stern.
---The Post Game's Brian Reed calculates Kobe Bryant will lose the most amount of money during the work stoppage.
--The New York Times' Richard Sandomir argues the NBA should actually adopt a shortened season.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Stephen A. Smith argues the players union has very little leverage in this lockout.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell analyzes the Lakers' month-to-months success during Magic Johnson's playing career.
Tweet of the Day: "Oh, hey, Claudio Sabatini is still telling people Virtus Bologna is JUST THIS CLOSE to signing Kobe. Really, this time it's true, guys!" -- ZachLowe_SI (Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I'm with the players all the way. With record number of profits and record number of viewers for the last few years, how can teams report losses. David Stern has lost some of his credibility by supporting that kind of claim. Teams that make bad business decisions is not the players fault." -- Kcbon Osuji
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Photo: A little time off could prove beneficial for Lakers guards Kobe Bryant, left, and Derek Fisher, shown here on May 4. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times