LAKERS IMPLODE…. Apparently the Lakers are no more. Phil Jackson is out as coach, Kobe is filing for free agency, and Shaq is pissed off and wants to be traded. Laker haters may now rejoice.

But I guess I have to agree with reader Walter K who suggests that the LA Times is being a wee bit crass by playing it above the beheading story. It’s not like every beheading in the Middle East has to be the lead story, but second fiddle to the breakup of the Lakers?

UPDATE: In the print edition of the Times the beheading is the lead story. Just thought I’d let everyone know.