Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Because the Los Angeles Lakers going 0-7 this preseason is not painful enough, here is a real reason for mild concern heading into the season opener against the Dallas Mavericks: Kobe Bryant is on the shelf. Laker fans may not be putting a lot of stake into a winless preseason schedule that has seen their superstar starters only play one game together and the bench be an abysmal non-factor, but there is no getting around Bryant missing the final two preseason games with a sore right foot and Mike Brown’s crew hobbling into the regular season without Bryant. I don't know if he'll be ready," Brown said after Wednesday nights 97-91 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. "So yeah, I guess there is question. I'm just going to wait for [Lakers trainer] Gary Vitti to tell me he can play because there's nothing I can do about it until they release him anyway. When that release for Bryant will come remains up in the air. At least for one night Dwight Howard had some company on the ...
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