Kobe’s toughness has rubbed off onto the young center, playing with injuries is nothing now.

ESPN: Andrew Bynum didn’t participate in Friday’s practice, instead continuing to receive treatment on his injured right knee.

Bynum suffered a torn meniscus April 30 in the Lakers’ 95-94 series clinching win in Oklahoma City, but played effectively through the team’s first two games against the Utah Jazz.

The teams haven’t played since Tuesday, and the time off has certainly helped.

“I feel good right now,” Bynum said. “I got a lot of treatment in today … [The rest] has been big. Got to stay off it, and keep the swelling down. ”

He has acknowledged the injury could very well require surgery in the offseason, but he will continue to play despite discomfort.

“It’s something I’m dealing with,” he said. “Keep on pushing through.”

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