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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, whose status was uncertain heading into the team's opener Tuesday night, was in the starting lineup against the Dallas Mavericks. Earlier Tuesday, Bryant said he was 85 percent sure he would play. Before the morning shootaround, in which Bryant participated, the 14-time All-Star had not played or practiced since he suffered a strained right foot in an Oct. 21 preseason game. Bryant started alongside his new backcourt mate, Steve Nash, who was acquired in a sign-and-trade transaction in July. Center Dwight Howard also made his Lakers debut after his ballyhooed offseason arrival from the Orlando Magic. The Mavericks weren't at full strength for the game. Forward Dirk Nowitzki isn't expected to return before late November or early December after undergoing arthroscopic right knee surgery on Oct. 19.
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Kobe Bryant has really been active on Facebook. That was a great sight to see as he posted pictures and status updates during the 2012 Olympics in London. With the NBA season opening tonight, the media was speculating if Kobe would play or not due to his foot injury. As the LA Times pointed out, Kobe posted on his Facebook to give the media something true to talk about. The...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant did not practice Monday, and it's uncertain whether he will play in Tuesday's regular-season opener against the Dallas Mavericks, the Los Angeles Times reported. Bryant has not played or practiced since he suffered a strained right foot in an Oct. 21 preseason game. Bryant did not speak to reporters Monday, and opinions within the...
Will Kobe Bryant play the season opener or not? Los Angeles Lakers’ fans and social media users were asking this question at a high enough frequency to make ‘Kobe’ a trending topic on Tuesday. After the future Hall of Fame guard hurt his foot in a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings on October 21st,...Read the Rest...
Kobe Bryant has missed the last week of practice with an injury.
His teammates still don't know their new offense. And the Los
Angeles Lakers just finished the first winless preseason in
Kobe Bryant sat out practice on Sunday, the sixth day he has missed due to a strained and bruised right foot.
EL SEGUNDO, CA -- What would a Laker season be without some Kobe Bryant drama at some point?
This year it came a bit earlier than the team and its fans expected.
Content with his newly rebuilt team of Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison, Bryant seemed very happy throughout the preseason, averaging 20.4 points, 4.8 rebound and 3.4 assists in just 28 minutes per game. While...
Was this a surprise to anybody?Los Angeles Lakers star shooting guard Kobe Bryant has announced that the chances of him playing in tonight's season opener has reached 85 percent. Sam Amick, among various NBA writers, tweeted the following.Kobe Bryant says at shootaround that the odds of him playing tonight in the season opener against Dallas are "85 percent."— Sam...
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant expects to play opener vs.
Dallas Mavericks despite sore foot.
We do not come to bury the Lakers. We do not quite come to praise them, either.
Now that everyone knows the Lakers are not going to go 82-0,
the most popular NBA parlor game has become dismissing their championship hopes
entirely. To be sure, their start has been awful, both on paper and on the court. Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard entered the season with
injuries concerns and...
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Disappointing playoff outcomes led the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks to retool their rosters in hopes of again rising to the top of the Western Conference.
Each team, though, surrounded its long-standing - yet ailing - superstar in different manners.
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Dwight Howard is fouled as he goes up for a dunk.
The Lakers got huge games from both Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant, but turnovers and bad defense did them in again, as they dropped to 0-2 on the young season, with a 116-106 loss in Portland.
For the second straight night, the Lakers floundered and flailed, and were again unable to mount any real consistent play in dropping yet...