We all knew Kobe is the toughest player when it comes to playing with injury. It’s a great thing they swept so everyone can rest up. I’d rather be healthy and rusty than injured, tired and in-sync.
L.A. Times: Bryant sustained minor ankle pain when he landed on Denver’s Eduardo Najera’s foot after attempting a three-point shot in Game 4. “He didn’t roll it, but it did bother him,” Jackson said. “He does [also] have some tendinitis in that right knee, but he doesn’t ever own up to it too often.”