Found April 16, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
Kobe Bryant did some shooting Monday at the teams training facility in El Segundo but is not expected to play Tuesday at Staples Center against San Antonio, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly. It would be the sixth game Bryant has missed because of a sore left shin. The Lakers are 4-1 in his absence. They beat the Spurs last week, 98-84, in San Antonio and Andrew Bynum had 30 rebounds and Metta World Peace had 26 points in that win. After Tuesdays game the Lakers have a quick two-game trip at Golden State Wednesday and at San Antonio on Friday. -- Mike Bresnahan

Kobe, wife and kids attend Kings game

The Lakers star attended the Kings-Canucks game with his wife and daughters, increasing speculation that the couple could possibly reconcile.

Kobe 'definitely' returning before playoffs

Kobe Bryant missed his fifth consecutive game Sunday but hinted about his return from a sore left shin, telling ABC sideline reporter Heather Cox he would "definitely" play before the end of the regular season. Bryant spoke briefly to Cox at the Lakers' game against the Dallas Mavericks about his shin, saying he would be back "well before playoffs." The...

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa proceeding with divorce, reportedly ‘really good friends’

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Lakers better without Bryant? Yeah right

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Kobe misses 5th straight game

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Kobe Bryant And Vanessa Bryant Spotted At L.A. Kings Playoff Game

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Kobe Bryant -- coach

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Kobe Plans To Return Before Playoffs

Kobe Bryant has missed five straight games with a bruised left shin.

Kobe won't play vs. Spurs on Tuesday

Lakers star Kobe Bryant will miss his sixth straight game Tuesday night due to a nagging shin injury.

Rest Coming at the Perfect Time

The LA Lakers have persevered all season and are looking like a potential 3 seed in the west, which for them may be perfect. Kobe Bryant has played an outrageous amount of minutes for a guy with his kind of mileage (He just had knee surgery in Germany to extend his career). At the start of the season the Kobe talking to reporters about how he will be back Lakers had a million question...

The ‘Jordan-factor’ has hurt Kobe Bryant in MVP race

The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is arguably one of the greatest players of all time but as good as Kobe has been it makes you wonder;why does Kobe only have one MVP award on his resume? Well there are a lot of reasons really and many of them can be traced back to Michael Jordan. Kobe is a victim of the legacy that Jordan left. I mean you can’t fault Kobe for wanting to emulate...

Spurs-Lakers Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers surprisingly haven't missed a beat with Kobe Bryant sidelined. The Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs know first-hand just how formidable Los Angeles can be even without its 14-time All-Star. With Bryant expected to miss his sixth straight game Tuesday night, the Lakers try for a fourth consecutive win over the visiting Spurs and a fifth straight...

Kobe’s absence good for the Lakers?

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