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Kobe Bryant's shot selection sparks debate (Web links)

Kobe Bryant/Mike Brown

--The Times' Ben Bolch explains why Lakers Coach Mike Brown felt "OK" with most of Kobe Bryant's shots in the Lakers' 99-90 loss Sunday to the Denver Nuggets. In that game, Bryant went six of 28 from the field.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights Brown taking the blame for the Lakers' three losses.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky remains more concerned with Bryant's wrist injury than his shot selection.  

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin focuses on Bryant's contention that he's going to remain aggressive with his shooting. 

--NBA.com's John Schuhmann tabs the Lakers at No. 8 in his latest power rankings. 

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford received a firsthand glimpse of Bryant's torn ligament in his right wrist.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details Bryant's milestone in becoming the youngest NBA player to score 28,000 career points.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano notices Bryant's play declining just as the Lakers center Andrew Bynum is improving. 

--Lakers Nation's Ramneet Singh argues Bryant's having trouble adjusting to Mike Brown's system. 

Tweet of the Day: "KOBE was not being a ball hog yesterday.. remember game 5 in boston; he had 23 straight points.. thats amazing!!! give him time !!!!!!" --- MettaWorldPeace(Lakers forward Metta World Peace)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Although I have a big problem with Kobe's shot selection last night, I have a bigger problem with two other issues. One, it was the guy guarding Kobe (Gallinari) who constantly leaked out after challenging one of Kobe's ill-advised 3's. Secondly and more importantly, for Coach Brown to not mention Kobe's defense specifically is another example of what so many accused Brown of while in Cleveland and that is not standing up to his star player." -- Ronnie Saldana

— Mark Medina

Email the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant brings the ball upcourt in transition as Coach Mike Brown follows the play during a game against the New York Knicks last week. Credit: Paul Buck / EPA / Dec. 30, 2011. 

 
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