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NBA lockout: Rescheduling games yields conflicts

October 18, 2011 | 10:13 am

Andrew Bynum

--The Times' Lance Pugmire explains why it wouldn't be feasible for Staples Center to accommodate a delayed 82-game schedule.

--Fox Sports' Sam Amico faults both NBA Commissioner David Stern and players union Executive Director Billy Hunter for increasing the rhetoric during the lockout.'s Steve Aschburner looks at what federal mediator George Cohen might do to help end the NBA lockout.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding can't wait for the NBA to start up again.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky doesn't think it's unreasonable Kobe Bryant is ranked seventh overall by a panel of ESPN writers.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe believes the federal mediator can help resolve a few issues regarding the NBA lockout.

--The Daily News' Jill Painter believes the NBA's popularity will plummet because of the lockout.'s Mike Trudell notes some of the classic Laker games being shown on NBA TV.

--Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski argues the owners are winning the public relations battle during the lockout.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Ben R has no problem with Bryant being ranked No. 7.

--Forum Blue and Gold's J.M. Poulard believes Bryant's ranking dropped to seventh because of his defense.

Tweet of the Day: "I really don't get the Lakers fans who call Gasol soft. Did you not watch the 2009 or 2010 finals? Do you call Dirk soft? Fools." -- basketballtalk (Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Both sides are greedy. i am at a point where i don't care, even though i would miss my Lakers." -- Billy Koen

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Even if center Andrew Bynum and the Lakers can get up and running this fall, extending the regular season and playoffs into late June or July isn't an option with major arenas like Staples Center. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times