Kobe please be ok
Posted October 22, 2008 - 04:36 PM
youre not...you dont
Posted October 22, 2008 - 05:08 PM
Posted October 22, 2008 - 05:45 PM
Kobe Bryant says he might play Thursday
Lenny Ignelzi / AP
Kobe Bryant holds his right leg as he watches the second half of the Lakers and Charlotte Bobcats preseason game. Bryant hyperextended his right knee in the second quarter.
His injured knee was better today, and he still expects to play in next Tuesday's opener against Portland.
By Mike Bresnahan
2:34 PM PDT, October 22, 2008
Kobe Bryant said today he might play Thursday night in an exhibition game against Charlotte, confirming the initial diagnosis that his hyperextended right knee was a day-to-day situation.
Bryant seemed relieved that it wasn't worse, particularly when describing the tension he felt after banging knees with teammate Josh Powell in an exhibition Tuesday against Charlotte.
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"My knee just went back and I felt a little crunch, a little pop," said Bryant, who wore a large elastic bandage around the knee today at the team's training facility. "I was worried. That's the scariest part, is just sitting there for five or 10 minutes and waiting to see what's going to develop."
How scary was it?
"I saw the ring flash before my eyes," he said, a reference to the Lakers' championship aspirations.
Bryant did not practice today, but said he would try to play Thursday. "If I'm good enough to go, I'm going to go. I don't see why not," he said.
As for the season opener next Tuesday against Portland: "I should be fine," he said.
Bryant was injured while going for a rebound off Sun Yue's missed shot from the wing. Bryant bumped into Powell, his knee was hyperextended and he landed off balance.
Bryant immediately signaled to the Lakers' bench that he was injured, and a timeout was called with 3:08 left in the second quarter. He walked over and sat at the end of the bench for a few moments before heading to the locker room under his own power.
Bryant did not return for the second half of the Lakers' 102-98 victory. The injury was not considered serious enough to schedule a visit with a doctor today after Bryant woke up without severe pain.
The Lakers today waived second-round pick Joe Crawford and undrafted forward C.J. Giles, giving them 15 players, the NBA maximum.
Guard Coby Karl was not waived, though Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said the team might make one more cut before the season begins.
Bresnahan is a Times staff writer.
Posted October 22, 2008 - 05:49 PM
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Posted October 22, 2008 - 06:29 PM
well ill just say this...the celtics played thier starting lineup BIG minutes last preseason for chemistry. i think that worked out very well for them
They were ALL new teamates, unlike the Lakers who have been teamates for atleast a year.
Posted October 22, 2008 - 06:32 PM
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Posted October 22, 2008 - 08:48 PM
Kobe signalled to the bench for he fear the worst, it's for a preemptive cause.
Posted October 22, 2008 - 09:55 PM
Posted October 22, 2008 - 10:06 PM
Posted October 22, 2008 - 10:13 PM
Yea, he should definitely sit out til we hit the Blazers.
Nah, you all wanting him to play are over-reacting. You bring up the chemistry as if it'll disappear or he'll be phased out suddenly if he sits out one game, or even the remaining games. It isn't going to change much, and he'll give the sore knee a little much needed rest.
Posted October 22, 2008 - 10:29 PM
No way, he should not risk his knee and play tomorrow....he needs to rest!!!
Posted October 22, 2008 - 11:13 PM
Posted October 23, 2008 - 02:58 PM
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Posted October 24, 2008 - 02:06 AM
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