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LeBron James possibly out sick for Lakers game

Kobe Bryant/LeBron James

--ESPN.com'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.

--ESPN.com'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.

--ESPN.com's Tom Haberstroh details how James and Bryant produce in the post.

--ESPN.com 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.

--NBA.com'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.

--Lakers.com'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

 
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