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LeBron James possibly out sick for Lakers game

January 19, 2012 | 10:40 am

Kobe Bryant/LeBron James's Brian Windhorst reports LeBron James was sent home after morning shootaround because of an illness. Windhorst also argues James and Kobe Bryant aren't' rivals.'s J.A. Adande believes a Kobe-LeBron Finals matchup is on the horizon.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights Andrew Bynum's contention that the Lakers must win at least one game in their two-game trip against Miami and Orlando.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr compares the Lakers' Big Three to the rest of the league.

--The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Anthony Chiang mentions James' status remains a game-time decision. Dwyane Wade will not play against the Lakers because of a sprained left ankle.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues Kobe Bryant's teammates must learn to match his aggressiveness.

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer muses on Dwyane Wade's $230,000 car.

--The Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman focuses on Eddy Curry's debut with Miami.'s Tom Haberstroh details how James and Bryant produce in the post. debates whether Bryant or James is the better player.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky asks readers whether they're more interesting the Lakers-Heat game or the Lakers-Magic game.

--Sheridan Hoops' Mark Heisler believes Dwight Howard and Deron Williams could go to the Dallas Mavericks.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe provides a detailed rundown on Bryant's game.'s Charley Rosen previews the Lakers-Heat matchup.

--The Orlando Sentinel's Brian Schmitz believes Shaquille O'Neal said Bynum is the NBA's best center simply to agitate Dwight Howard.'s Mike Trudell provides a run-down of Derek FIsher's clutchness.

--Fox Sports West's Kiki Vandeweghe previews the Lakers' two-game trip.

--The Hoop Doctors' Brad Washington compared Bryant's performance in 2012 to Michael Jordan's 1995-96 season.

--The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman compares and contrasts Bryant's and James' scoring.

Tweet of the Day: "The Lakers are 3-7 in their last 10 games in Miami and just 1-6 in their last 7." -- mcten (ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: It's a new coaching staff, and new system. I think in the current situation, and the ordeals that the Lakers face this season, they've done alright so far. don't count the Lakers out this season... at least not yet." -- Michael K. Yang

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Miami forward LeBron James might not play in tonight's game agaisnt the Lakers. He was sent home after morning shoot-around because of flu-like symptoms. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times