Off day today, so a lot of off day stories… The big news out of Lakers land has to do with Andrew Bynum getting what is more like a third or fourth opinion on his injured knee this week, and further undermining any chance of him coming back this year.
Or, if you prefer the happy news, Kobe Bryant will officially be named the MVP this afternoon. Stop traffic and hold a self-congratulatory parade Angelenos, Steve Dilbeck writes. While Mark Heisler looks back on just how strange this year has been for Bryant.
Meanwhile, there’s a game 2 to get ready for, and Elliott Teaford reminds us that if game 1 was any indication, it will be very, very physical. The Jazz crushed the Lakers in rebounding in game 1, and that’ll have to change if the Lakers want to keep their perfect playoff record in tact, Mike Bresnahan writes.
That, or do some opposition research on Jazz guard Deron Williams, like Marcia Smith does in the Register.