Tuesday Bullets

ESPN’s Baxter Holmes on the state of the Lakers is a must-read for all kinds of reasons. While it includes far weightier issues, here’s one that stands out: Lakers executive Rob Pelinka once stood next to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and said Kobe Bryant saw “The Dark Knight” and then wanted to talk to actor Heath Ledger about how he “locks in for a role.” Pelinka says Kobe and Ledger then had dinner, and Kobe “used some of that in his game against the Knicks.”

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