The quicker his knee heals the better. But with a new and improved team, he doesn’t need to log heavy minutes like he did last season.

Yahoo! Sports: “I don’t anticipate he’s going to be playing heavy-minute games to start this season,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “So, we’ll have to find a pattern out there so he has the greatest influence in the amount of minutes he gets.”

  • laker fan for life and death

    good decision to rest Blk Mamba we need him down the stretch. Sasha and Blake and Shannon need to develop
    there games in the triangle.
    But two starters out is a big hit considering Pau has to care the load and with out Pau we are done.

    • team_me

      dude we aint dine we good bro let bynum rest.! kobe he be okay we got a great team this year artest is lookin good knockin down his 3’s better this year n i like theo way better than dj that man got D.! so we good dont worry.!

    • whitemamba

      Dude….we ARE DONE ! we need kobe ! kobe needs to play! can’t be resting now…its too late for that ! Time to get to work and put his reputation on the line.

      • bostonSUCKS88

        i hope you’re being sarcastic. i cant really tell

      • showtime4eva

        hey,white mamba.it’s PRE season.I hope your not being serious.

  • Boococky

    Lakers looked very poorly this preseason. We’ll see if that rolls over to the regular season or not. I have my doubts this year but I hope I’m wrong. Go Lakers!!!

  • Rusty

    As long as we come out strong and the bench plays well, kobe wouldn’t have to play heavy minutes. with big leads the starters can rest.

  • laffs atu

    go kobe!

  • http://57.amklac/ laffs atu

    you are such a fag.i know i am hot and irresistible, but i ain` t interested in fags like you…….i heard 666fakerfan is interested though….

    • PenusInLaffsAss

      Why do I get the feeling that more like me have been here before?!?

    • laffs atu!

      you are such a sexy man beast. i know i am a sexy chick, but i ain’t interested in guys……keepin it real!

  • si pepe

    youre the fake lebron

    • showtime4eva

      he’s the real one.only the real one could be that much of a punk bitch.

  • http://57.amklac phillyfan

    like your dad?