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Lakers upset over Chris Paul trade (Web links)

December 15, 2011 | 11:09 am

Mitch Kupchak

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports the Lakers were privately fuming over the Clippers landing Chris Paul.

--The Times' T.J. Simers argues the Lakers are still better than the Clippers. But the Clippers may be more exciting.

--The Times' Broderick Turner explains how the Clippers landed Paul.

--The Times' Bill Dwyre argues the Clippers turned a corner as a franchise for landing Paul.

--The Times' J.A. Adande belives the Clippers become a different franchise. 

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding explains how the Paul trade eases Derek Fisher's mind. 

--A panel of ESPN writers debate Lakers- and Clippers-related topics. 

--Fox Sports was there to capture the initial reaction from Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan when they learned the Clippers acquired Paul. 

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe argues the Clippers are contenders.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky wonders what the Lakers should do next after failing to acquire Paul. 

--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix debates in the video below whether Los Angeles is experiencing a basketball power shift.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne credits Griffin for the Clippers acquiring Paul. 

--Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears wonders if the Clippers are better than the Lakers. 

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford sizes up what Josh McRoberts could bring to the Lakers. 

Tweet of the Day: "Has anyone predicted the 2011-12 Lakers will be a lottery team yet? If not, I'd like to call dibs." -- sportsguy33 (ESPN.com's Bill Simmons) 

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Bynum and Gasol is a VERY formidable front line to boast in your starting 5 line up. However, Gasol is turning 31 soon and relying on Bynum to play 70 to 80 games a year is a HUGE risk. I love Bynum's game and attitude, don't get me wrong. BUT we have a legit chance to bring the greatest center/athlete in the league to our team to play alongside Kobe.. and he's only 26! " -- Brian Bubrick

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, left, declined to comment on the Clippers' acquisition of Chris Paul, top right, on Wednesday just days after NBA Commissioner David Stern, lower right, dissolved a deal between the Lakers and Hornets for Paul. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times; Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times; Patrick McDermott / Getty Images)


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