The last time he was injured this season, Kobe Bryant sat on the Lakers bench and drew plays on a clipboard for his teammates.
This time, Lakers coach Mike DAntoni insists he doesnt need any help.
A few hours before the Lakers played the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center in their first game since Bryant suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon, the Lakers guard posted this tweet on his timeline:
Can't move for 2weeks so I'm laid up. Will watch game on tv and give adjustments if needed by phone at halftime countontheteam Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 14, 2013
Asked before the game what he would do if Bryant called the locker room, DAntoni smiled and said, I will turn my phone off. After the laughter died down, he added, No, were good.
So forget it, Kobe. DAntoni isnt taking your calls -- at least not now.