--ESPN's Stephen A. Smith appears on the Max & Marcellius at 710 ESPN and reports that Lamar Odom "desperately" wants to play for the Lakers again.
--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman muses on Metta World Peace's latest public service announcement on mental health awareness.
--Sheridan Hoops' Mark Heisler has some advice on how the NBA can eliminate hard fouls.
--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin wonders if Odom would really make the sacrifices to become a Laker again.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky provide more Laker report cards.
--Lakers Nation's Elizabeth Benson wonders if it's a good idea for the Lakers to take back Odom.
--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark explains why Pau Gasol has very little leverage this offseason.
--A panel of Forum Blue and Gold writers reflects on the Lakers' 2011-12 season.
Tweet of the Day: "A Metta World Peace iPhone commercial would be genius." -- ESPNChrisPalmer (ESPN The Magazine's Chris Palmer)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I don't know what the Lakers should do about Andrew, but it time for him to grow up. The Lakers future does hinge on him, and if he is not going to live up to his responsibility, then it maybe it is time to cut him lose and go another direction. There championship window is closing, and the Lakers need to make some changes this coming off-season." -- Cornell33
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