Lakers concerned with Kobe’s mileage…
USA Today: The Lakers are concerned with how many minutes and the kind of effort Kobe Bryant must put on his legs during their playoff run.
“We’re concerned about how much energy he has to expend,” Phil Jackson said. “We know he looked a little fatigued.”
“We don’t normally ask him to carry us offensively and carry us on defense, too,” said Derek Fisher.
“We’re always fighting that balance. He’s such a good defensive player, but we can’t ask that of him every night. He can do it some nights, usually when he doesn’t have to score 40 points for us to win.”