Lakers News: Kobe Bryant’s Injury ‘Not Serious’ Claims Byron Scott
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

During the loss to the Sacramento Kings in Las Vegas earlier this week, Kobe Bryant suffered a lower leg contusion.

Bryant headed to the locker room to get the injury checked out and was ruled out for the rest of the game after the initial diagnosis.

After Thursday’s practice in El Segundo, head coach Byron Scott provided an update on Bryant’s status, via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.

With Kobe struggling to stay healthy over the course of the last few years, the team continues to take a cautious approach with the veteran. Bryant sat out of Thursday’s practice due to the injury with his status uncertain for the team’s preseason game on Saturday against the Golden State Warriors.

Coach Scott has said that Bryant should be ready for Saturday’s game in San Diego, but that stance could easily change in the coming days. There’s no reason to risk Kobe’s health with the regular season only two weeks away. That being said, if he continues to sit out practice sessions, the five-time NBA champion may very well sit out against the Warriors.

The Lakers will face the Warriors on Saturday at the Valley View Casino Arena and head back to the Staples Center on Monday to take on the visiting Portland Trail Blazers. The final preseason game will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Honda Center with the Lakers taking on the Warriors for a second and final time in the preseason finale.

Kobe faked his injury so he could see his odom in the hospital

  • What difference does it make? Most fans are ready to move on from him anyway.

  • You have been on here the whole day trolling with MULTIPLE accounts.
    I will bring this to the attention of the moderators so you get blocked permanently!

    FLAGGED!

  • You have been on here the whole day trolling with MULTIPLE accounts.
    I will bring this to the attention of the moderators so you get blocked permanently!

    FLAGGED!

  • Off course not its too early,give it at least 5 regular season games at least

  • Kobe can still play and I hope he makes all of the doubters eat their words this year, including BSPN. What we need is a few more guys who can make a basket.

  • Kobe can still play and I hope he makes all of the doubters eat their words this year, including BSPN. What we need is a few more guys who can make a basket.

  • Better start cursing out your teammates Kobe, you’re running of time!

  • and yet you continue to be obsessed with him. YOU should move on… to another site.

  • and yet you continue to be obsessed with him. YOU should move on… to another site.

  • Going to be out right hilarity this season for the “Lakeshow”. More like a comedy show, but ya, you know what I mean. 😀

  • Going to be out right hilarity this season for the “Lakeshow”. More like a comedy show, but ya, you know what I mean. 😀

  • You nerds are so rude!!!! Give it at least 5 games before his hips would start hurting; D

  • You nerds are so rude!!!! Give it at least 5 games before his hips would start hurting; D

  • Nah, I saw that replay… he definitely took a knee to the calf. It’s possible for both to be true – he sustained a minor injury and visited Odom in the hospital.

  • Yeah it lasted for all of what, 2 days? Or maybe it’s just during game days they’ll be doing it.Bogus.

  • Nah, I saw that replay… he definitely took a knee to the calf. It’s possible for both to be true – he sustained a minor injury and visited Odom in the hospital.

  • Yeah it lasted for all of what, 2 days? Or maybe it’s just during game days they’ll be doing it.Bogus.

  • for sure. We don’t want him too injured though. With him on the floor we have a chance at top pick!

  • for sure. We don’t want him too injured though. With him on the floor we have a chance at top pick!

  • we need him healthy so he can get spanked when Charlotte comes to town.

  • I bought a ticket for a Laker game and it read “Night at the Improv. Starring: Kobrick!”

  • I bought a ticket for a Laker game and it read “Night at the Improv. Starring: Kobrick!”

  • Kobe has enough influence to ask to be excused if he needed it so he doesn’t have to fake anything especially a preseason game which he normally sits out the second and a family situation like Lamar’s , so stop trolling and go read TMZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kobe has enough influence to ask to be excused if he needed it so he doesn’t have to fake anything especially a preseason game which he normally sits out the second and a family situation like Lamar’s , so stop trolling and go read TMZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • master P is an idiot. ‘kobe runs the lakers and should have gotten lamar a spot on the team..’.. really?? lamar had a fantastic career, but he hasn’t been fit enough to play NBA pro ball in at least two years. he got cut from the knicks offseason roster more than a year ago because he couldn’t commit to taking the necessary steps for being a pro athlete anymore. this is about lamar’s life — not his basketball career. that’s been done for quite some time now.

  • master P is an idiot. ‘kobe runs the lakers and should have gotten lamar a spot on the team..’.. really?? lamar had a fantastic career, but he hasn’t been fit enough to play NBA pro ball in at least two years. he got cut from the knicks offseason roster more than a year ago because he couldn’t commit to taking the necessary steps for being a pro athlete anymore. this is about lamar’s life — not his basketball career. the latter has been over for quite some time now.

  • As I understand it, the moderator is focused on the Odom story and will not have time until after the story plays out. Could be weeks. We’ll just have to be patient.

  • As I understand it, the moderator is focused on the Odom story and will not have time until after the story plays out. Could be weeks. We’ll just have to be patient.

  • Not a single person in the Lakers organization would have a problem with Kobe going to see LO with Mitch under the circumstances. Not sure why fans are trippin.

  • Not a single person in the Lakers organization would have a problem with Kobe going to see LO with Mitch under the circumstances. Not sure why fans are trippin.

  • Thanks for your understanding and patience, JB. It has been very busy with the unfortunate news regarding Lamar Odom, but I will still be moderating.

  • Thanks for your understanding and patience, JB. It has been very busy with the unfortunate news regarding Lamar Odom, but I will still be moderating.

  • Yeah, I think the Lakers and Kobe would have welcomed him back, but LO just wasn’t serious enough about making a comeback. The team gave MWP another chance and he’s making the most out of it

  • Yeah, I think the Lakers and Kobe would have welcomed him back, but LO just wasn’t serious enough about making a comeback. The team gave MWP another chance and he’s making the most out of it

  • Shut Kobe down or let him play 1 game out of these next 3….Need to get a look at some of these young pieces in these remaining days…

  • Shut Kobe down or let him play 1 game out of these next 3….Need to get a look at some of these young pieces in these remaining days…

  • Exactly. Calling Kobe out was the dumbest thing to do. I remember an article a few weeks ago about how Kobe said he still keeps contact with Lamar which was one of the greatest things I’ve heard Laker related in a while. Kobe gets a lot of bad rep as a teammate, but for a guy to leave the game and rush to visit his brother in a crucial time, is a great guy if you ask me. I know Kobe and Metta are hurt that their brother is down, hopefully Odom makes it out ok, so they can all share memories and smiles and laughter of the good times. I also always hated that notion that Kobe has the say on who’s on the team and who’s not, if that was the case, then no way would Odom have left the Lakers.

    If Master P was a real friend, why didn’t he rush to Lamar’s side and not run his mouth to TMZ. Really says much about his character for sure.

  • Exactly. Calling Kobe out was the dumbest thing to do. I remember an article a few weeks ago about how Kobe said he still keeps contact with Lamar which was one of the greatest things I’ve heard Laker related in a while. Kobe gets a lot of bad rep as a teammate, but for a guy to leave the game and rush to visit his brother in a crucial time, is a great guy if you ask me. I know Kobe and Metta are hurt that their brother is down, hopefully Odom makes it out ok, so they can all share memories and smiles and laughter of the good times. I also always hated that notion that Kobe has the say on who’s on the team and who’s not, if that was the case, then no way would Odom have left the Lakers.

    If Master P was a real friend, why didn’t he rush to Lamar’s side and not run his mouth to TMZ. Really says much about his character for sure.

  • Is there a game tonight? I could use some comic relief. I hope Kobe is playing 😀

  • Is there a game tonight? I could use some comic relief. I hope Kobe is playing 😀

  • i love Kobe and i always put him first.
    But with this whole Lamar Odom thing going on how can anyone think about basketball right now….
    im sad and worried now.
    they are saying he isnt getting better and might be worse.
    i read on 1 site he has a 50/50 chance.
    so i am worried more than before.
    wish they would end well and soon so we can all get back to basketball.

  • i love Kobe and i always put him first.
    But with this whole Lamar Odom thing going on how can anyone think about basketball right now….
    im sad and worried now.
    they are saying he isnt getting better and might be worse.
    i read on 1 site he has a 50/50 chance.
    so i am worried more than before.
    wish they would end well and soon so we can all get back to basketball.

  • Dan D. is there any new updates with Lamar?
    On another note can you please ban the user named “Brian” he has been trolling the last few days on several different user names you may want to look further into.

  • Dan D. is there any new updates with Lamar?
    On another note can you please ban the user named “Brian” he has been trolling the last few days on several different user names you may want to look further into.

  • i think we should let Kobe shake off the rust.
    the rookies havent had the last 3 years basically off……..
    play Kobe let him shoot at will.

  • i think we should let Kobe shake off the rust.
    the rookies havent had the last 3 years basically off……..
    play Kobe let him shoot at will.

  • Do you think if you ignored him you would not have to play the SHERIFF of LAKERS NATION, this is getting tiring.

  • Do you think if you ignored him you would not have to play the SHERIFF of LAKERS NATION, this is getting tiring.

  • vdogg: that made me laugh and you no me I don’t do that very often. Thanks.

  • vdogg: that made me laugh and you no me I don’t do that very often. Thanks.

  • Well if you only came here to check on ODOM, AS A FEW HOURS AGO he came around and woke up and has been talking, and some have been saying there is hope for full recovery..

  • Well if you only came here to check on ODOM, AS A FEW HOURS AGO he came around and woke up and has been talking, and some have been saying there is hope for full recovery..

  • As I am typing this, ESPN is reporting Lamar Odom is making more progress this morning as he is more conversational. And yes, I will be looking into it.

  • As I am typing this, ESPN is reporting Lamar Odom is making more progress this morning as he is more conversational. And yes, I will be looking into it.

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