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Injured Kobe Bryant Will Not Play in the All-Star Game



The Los Angeles Lakers announced today that Kobe Bryant will be out at least another three weeks. Bryant has also been ruled out for the All-Star game in New Orleans, the West will now have a reserve fill in for Kobe at the starting spot. The Lakers are 16-30 and are on a five game losing streak, there is talk that the Lakers may just be tanking after all.

Via LA Times:

“[I’m] down about it,” Bryant said following the team’s 104-92 loss to the Pacers.

Bryant was examined before Tuesday’s game by Dr. Steve Lombardo. He said he’s still experiencing pain.

“It’s like an internal swelling,” Bryant said. “It’s different. It’s not something that’s kind of on the surface where you can pinpoint and feel the swelling around. It’s deep in there.”

“Just trying to be patient, trying to be calm, just trying to take it a day at a time,” he said. “I’ve been through worse. The Achilles was much, much worse … With the Achilles, I couldn’t move at all. With this one, at least I can walk around a little bit, at least I can do the bike, do something active. Just trying to find the positive in it.”



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