--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding looks at the influence Phil Jackson provided on Tex Winter and Dennis Rodman.
--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer looks at how the secondary market will hurt with an NBA lockout.
--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper details the long wait Winter endured before being inducted.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky talks with Trevor Ariza about growing up playing in L.A.
--Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum argues Dennis Rodman doesn't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame because he was simply a supporting player.
--Fox Sports West's Joe McDonnell explains how Winter earned respect for his willingness to tell the truth and teach basketball.
--Lakers.com details the Laker Girls traveling to Kentucky.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano wonders if Pau Gasol will find his groove in the European Championships.
--Lakers Nation's Daniel Buerge talks with former WNBA great Lisa Leslie about the Lakers.
Tweet of the Day: "Lakers fans owe Tex Winter so much for his mentorship+friendship of the young Kobe. Tex played a key role in his development." -- lazenby (Lakers author Roland Lazenby)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "A well deserved and overdue induction into the Hall of Fame. Congrats to Tex Winter." -- Martina Kienzie
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Photo: The Lakers' Tex Winter in 2001. Credit: Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times