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Will the Lakers seek Deron Williams? (Web links)

January 18, 2012 |  5:47 pm

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne wonders if the Lakers will pursue Deron Williams over Dwight Howard. 

--The Times' Ben Bolch talks to Shaquille O'Neal, who contends Andrew Bynum is the league's best center. 

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains why Mike Brown remains concerned about Kobe Bryant's minutes. 

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr provides a photo slideshow of the Lakers' All-Access event. 

--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman and Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin argue Kobe Bryant isn't comparable to Michael Jordan. But Kobe is the only guy who even comes close. 

--NBA.coms' Sekou Smith takes offense to Jordan and Bryant dictating who is on their level of talent. 

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford mentions how Team USA will monitor Bryant's injured wrist throughout the season. 

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz wonders if the Lakers will trade Andrew Bynum. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano credits the Lakers for having a blue-collar work ethic. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's Actuarially Sound reveals some interesting trends involving the Lakers using various charts. 

Tweet of the Day: "Kobe’s ultimate competition is MJ. That’s why MJ watches him. MJ made people think what he was doing wasn’t human. Ditto the Kobester. I never said Kobe was better than MJ. MJ just told me Kobe’s the only one to have done the work, to deserve comparison." -- lazenby (author Roland Lazenby). 

--Mark Medina

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