ESPN: Kobe Bryant won’t play in the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, a team source told ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher.

Bryant participated in a full practice Monday after missing the Lakers’ last three games and the All-Star Game while recovering from a high left ankle sprain, but his condition has appeared to worsen a day after the workout on the ankle.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson told reporters Monday that Bryant looked rusty, but didn’t make any reference to the ankle possibly still bothering the Lakers guard.

“[Bryant] hasn’t played in two weeks, so there’s a lot of things that he was trying out and trying to figure out [such as] passes that went awry and shots that he was reluctant to shoot, but he’ll come, he’ll come [around],” Jackson said.

  • gus26

    when he first hurt his finger they said it would take between 4 to 6 weeks for it to heal.. he should just sit out 2 more weeks and let it heal too..

    • 007

      when he first hurt his finger it was also known as an “avulsion fracture”. now its just plain broken and there’s no rest for that, only surgery. if he has surgery now he’s definitely done for the season.

      • gus26

        FAIL (palm face, shaking head)

  • Sonny

    Good…just wait until Thursday.

  • drive-for-16th

    just heal up and take time. dont rush anything just for the sake of playing.

  • keepon_keepinon18

    Come back Kobe when you feel well enough.

    • CleanAsAWhistle

      He’s not going to read your comment idiot.

      • Dave

        I feel like an idiot for reading yours.

        • Laker101

          Who knows, how do u know he isnt a member of thelakersnation? Do u know kobe personally clean? Do u know if he will read it or not??

          • CleanAsAWhistle

            I am Kobe moron…

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      heyy kobe heal up!!pau an the boys will hold it down,till you get better!!!!! go lakers!!!!!!

  • stunna2007

    he doesn’t have to play in this game so hopefully he should be good to go on Thursday

  • PauLAsol

    It will be really interesing if Kobe doesnt show up against Cockston.

  • drive-for-16th


  • http://57.amklac Charles Barkley

    thats pretty punk…tardfor 16th…even for a laker fan………………………..go lakers

    • drive-for-16th

      Fuk u, u stupid lil kid, get out of here.

  • Josh in Da 310

    stay out kobe we dont need yo ass…….yet