Kobe looks like he is enjoying his rest but his ankle has yet to say that.
O.C. Register: Bryant said he doesn’t have a problem missing a game because of an injury; that too much is made of his “warrior” mentality. He went so far as to say that if the ankle doesn’t respond to treatment, he would sit out the All-Star game.
“People make a little bit too much of that,” Bryant said. “I’m not an idiot. I’m not going to run through a wall just to run through a wall. Injury-wise, if I feel I can play through it, I will. If it can heal while I’m playing, I’ll play.
“But if it’s the type of injury that playing will make it worse, I won’t play.”