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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.

--ESPN.com'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. 

--NBA.com'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. 

--NBA.com'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. 

--Lakers.com'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


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