--The Times' T.J. Simers criticizes Kobe Bryant for not publicly commenting on Mike Brown becoming the Lakers' head coach.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr presents a photo slideshow of marginal Laker players who have more rings than LeBron James.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky opines on the Vegas odds favoring the Miami Heat to win the title next season.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano provides some quick-hit thoughts on the NBA Finals.
Tweet(s) of the Day:"OK Jim Buss, it's time to go to work & make the roster better" -- MagicJohnson (Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson)
"Congrats to the Mavs. Next year the rings will be back in LA" -- ronartest (Lakers forward Ron Artest)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day:"Hope JB takes it to heart. I doubt I'd really be a good GM. Sure I can work the trade machine like there's no tomorrow, and I could come up with viable trade ideas. But I honestly have no idea whether it would be better to keep all the core players and see what you could bring in with only Barnes, Blake, Ebanks, Caracter, cash, a trade exception, and 2nd round picks as trade bait, or whether it's better to do what Magic is suggesting and trade off one of the core players to better balance the roster." -- LongTimeLakerFan
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Photo: Kobe Bryant demonstrates Sony's NBA 2K11 video game at the E3 Gaming Convention in Los Angeles earlier this month. Credit: Chris Weeks/AP Images for Sony Computer Entertainment America.