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Kwame Brown takes partial credit for Andrew Bynum's success

January 8, 2012 | 10:10 am


--The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to former Lakers Kwame Brown, who took partial credit for Andrew Bynum's recent success.  "I taught him everything he knows," Brown said. "I'm one of the better defenders in the league and we played against each other every day in practice. I told him if you can score against me, you can score on anyone." Cue the laugh track.

--The Times' Bill Plaschke explains why the Lakers have embraced Josh McRoberts' blue-collar mentality.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding notes Kobe Bryant keeps practicing despite the torn ligament in his right wrist.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin previews the Pau Gasol-Marc Gasol matchup.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains why Lakers Coach Mike Brown remains stumped with how the NBA season has progressed thus far.'s Mike Trudell talks with Lakers forward Matt Barnes about rehabbing from his surgically repaired right knee.

--Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap credits Bryant as the Lakers' player of the week.

Tweet of the Day: "Kobe may be the no. 1 option, but Bynum's the no. 1 priority with the Lakers these days. I wrote that last summer+ownership got angry." -- lazenby (Lakers author Roland Lazenby)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Realistically there is always going to be a "pecking order" even if its never spoken of...ideally there shouldn't be, but there is....the best players on the team are always going to have priority over those who aren't that good....especially in it fair? Probably not, but life isn't fair...." -- Anthony Taylor

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Andrew Bynum, right, says he and Golden State's Kwame Brown used to talk about cars and go bowling when both were members of the Lakers. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press; Stephen Dunn / Getty Images)