NBA lockout: Negotiations start again (Web links)
— Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports via Twitter that players and owners restarted talks on Wednesday.
— CBS Sports' Ken Berger says both the players and owners have reached out to mediator Jim Quinn.
— ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher reports Magic Johnson will play Dec. 12 in the Obama Classic.
— The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding examines Joey Buss' role with the Lakers.
— Grantland's Gabe Feldman outlines what might be in store next with the NBA lockout.
— Sports Illustated's Zach Lowe wonders if a third-party mediator will help end the NBA lockout.
— Fox Sports West's Joe McDonnell lays out the challenges Lakers Coach Mike Brown will face his first season.
— NBA.com's Shaun Powell faults the players and owners for the ongoing rift between the parties.
— ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports that New Jersey guard Deron Williams is pushing the Turkish basketball team Besiktas to sign Lakers forward Lamar Odom. Meanwhile, Stein says he understands Odom is considering the offer.
— Lakers.com's Mike Trudell looks at the coaches who led the team for partial seasons.
— Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore plans to tune out the NBA lockout until it's resolved.
Tweet of the Day: "NBA and players resumed talks on Tuesday to try and end the lockout before the cancellation of Christmas games ... Talks were expected to continue today, sources said, and one league source tells Y!: "We should know more by later this evening' ...Derek Fisher isn't a part of the talks now, sources say." -- WojYahooNBA(Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I'm still kind of shocked that Kobe Bryant hasn't run into the negotiations with a straight-razor and forced a resolution. This is beyond ridiculous." — Jon. K
— Mark Medina
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Photo: NBA Commissioner David Stern has continued to hold the line for the owners during labor negotiations with the players' union. Credit: Patrick McDermott / Getty Images