Are Lakers tuning out Mike Brown? (Web links)
--The Times’ Mike Bresnahan explains how Kobe Bryant overcame a poor shooting performance in the Lakers’ 88-85 win Saturday over the New Orleans Hornets.
--The Orange County Register’s Janis Carr explains how Bryant’s game winner overshadowed the Lakers’ ugly play against New Orleans.
--The Times Picayune’s John Reid details how the Hornets nearly gave the Lakers a scare.
--The Daily News’ Elliott Teaford highlights Bryant’s game winner.
--ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin talks with 105-year-old fan Allene Wynn, who had a frank discussion with Kobe Bryant before the Lakers-Hornets game. McMenamin also highlights Bryant’s admission that fatigue is catching up to him.
--The Times’ Bresnahan highlights Andrew Bynum’s head-scratching comments that he wants to rack up assists.
--The Daily News’ Teaford details Wynn’s interaction with Bryant.
Columns--The Times’ T.J Simers believes the Lakers are tuning out Coach Mike Brown.
--Sports Illustrated’s Ian Thomsen argues the Hornets are a promising franchise.
--The Mercury News’ Marcus Thompson II wonders if the Lakers are dysfunctional or dangerous.
--ESPN Los Angeles’ Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers’ win over New Orleans.
--Silver Screen and Roll’s DexterFishmore argues Laker fans should bask in Bryant’s glory, but also worries about his heavy minutes.
--Forum Blue and Gold’s Darius Soriano breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly of the Lakers-Hornets game.
Tweet of the Day: “Kobe hadn’t gone scoreless through 3 quarters since March 1998 against Utah. (Only games in which he played at least 20 mins were counted.)” -- Mike_Bresnahan (L.A. Times Lakers beat writer Mike Bresnahan)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: “All the minutes that Brown is saddling Kobe with are finally catching up with him. The Lakers should be ashamed that they had to squeak out a win against the Hornets who had four of their players sidelined. Brown is a horrible coach who seems to have zero gameplan outside of play defense” -- mbranr
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