--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr put together a slide show of Paul Pierce's jersey retirement at Inglewood High earlier this week.
--ESPN.com's Larry Coon has all the details on what you need to know regarding a possible lockout in 2011.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding reports that Staples Center will get a $10-million scoreboard.
--NBA.com's Art Garcia credits Phil Jackson for poking the Miami Heat.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky host another round-table discussion, in which they ask writers, including myself, whether Kobe Bryant will win the MVP. BK also puts together a solid list of things to look for during training camp.
--The New York Daily News' Mitch Lawrence reports that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar considered going to St. John's.
--Lakers.com's Ty Nowell has details on the death of former Lakers trainer Frank O'Neill.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford looks at the possibility that Andrew Bynum may miss the season opener.
--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark looks at some of the story lines surrounding the Lakers' season.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano previews the Lakers' 2010-2011 season.
--Lakers of Fire's Garrett Wilson profiles Luke Walton.
Tweet of the Day: "we wont see jupiter for another 500 hundred years when will we see venus? who said jupiter is a star. i thought just pluto was going thru drama now jupiter oh no!!!!" -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)
Reader Comment of the Day:"We have gone through 3 years of rehab and injury timetables with AB that have never been on schedule, so I ask this.... 1. What workout, strength and cardio activities has he been doing? 2. Is he using the Alter G or running on his own? Lakers are saying they are "hopeful" he will be ready at start of regular season. He's got a month to be "game" ready. So, by mid-October, if he's not cleared for "basketball activities or contact", IMO, he is recovering slowly again and can't possibly be ready for opening night. I will be respectful as I don't want to start another blog rumble but that's a bummer. I will just hope for the best which is to be out there for the opening tip on 10/26." -- PsychedLakerGirl
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Kobe Bryant poses for a picture during last year's Media Day. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times