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Lakers enjoy the day off (Web links)

December 29, 2011 | 11:03 am

Metta World Peace

-- The Times' Ben Bolch focuses on Metta World Peace's leadership role off the bench and how the Lakers handled their day off Wednesday.'s J.A. Adande notices the ironing board Lakers Coach Mike Brown keeps in the Lakers' locker room. 

-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr notes this isn't the first time Andrew Bynum has received a traffic ticket. He also often squeals out of the Lakers' practice facility in one of his Ferraris.'s Scott Howard-Cooper explains how Lakers guard Derek Fisher faces physical and team challenges this season. 

-- Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles notes how Lakers Coach Mike Brown wants the players to make progress pretty soon on grasping his system. 

--Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock argues it's too early to judge the Lakers until Andrew Bynum returns to the lineup.'s panel of writers debates the Lakers slow start. 

-- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford noted that the Lakers stepped in the right direction with their win against Utah.'s Mike Trudell details how Josh McRoberts and Troy Murphy have contributed to the Lakers thus far. 

--SIlver Screen and Roll's Saurav A. Das provides a few quick-hit thoughts regarding the Lakers' 1-2 start. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's J.M. Poulard notices the Lakers are pinning lots of responsiblity on Kobe Bryant. 

Tweet of the Day: "Since Durant and Westbrook now hate each other, the Lakers should dangle Walton, Morris, Caracter, and a pick. AK #EveryLakerFan" -- ESPNLandOLakers (ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Not sure if our "D" was that good or the Jazz "O" was that bad? Gonna go with a combo of both. Nice to get the first one out of the way!" -- Rodney Starr

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers forward Metta World Peace confers with Coach Mike Brown during the Lakers' victory over Utah on Tuesday. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images