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ko8e24
02-06-2010, 11:36 PM
http://www.nba.com/2010/news/02/06/bryant.injury.ap/index.html

Posted Feb 6 2010 9:50PM

PORTLAND (AP) -- Kobe Bryant missed the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night because of a sore left ankle.

Bryant, who had played in 235 straight games, originally sprained his ankle in Philadelphia last week. He aggravated it during Wednesday night's victory over Charlotte when teammate Lamar Odom stepped on his foot.

Bryant played Friday night in the Lakers' 126-113 loss to the Denver Nuggets. He had 33 points and nine rebounds.

For the season, Bryant is averaging 28 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists.

*Superman*
02-06-2010, 11:39 PM
He plays through broken fingers and ****, but not because of a sore ankle?

_KB24_
02-06-2010, 11:39 PM
Can't blame him

TheKing23
02-06-2010, 11:40 PM
Kobe needs to man up...







JOKE

blacknell
02-06-2010, 11:43 PM
sore ankle?

Raps18-19 Champ
02-06-2010, 11:45 PM
He needed to rest and the Blazers are short on players.

So makes sense they sit him out now.

Lakers4ItAll
02-06-2010, 11:51 PM
He should rest until after the Allstar game IMO he needs it. Lakers have a good enough team to where they should be able to win without him for a few games.

Vee-Rex
02-06-2010, 11:58 PM
Kobe deserves a rest. It doesn't make him soft or weak - it's a smart move to allow him to recover some when you have the 2nd best record in the league and at the top of the western conference. I do feel sorry for the team that LA plays against when Kobe gets healthy.

cheerio
02-07-2010, 12:18 AM
had to happen sometime, he is not superman, but close

ko8e24
02-07-2010, 12:21 AM
He plays through broken fingers and ****, but not because of a sore ankle?

Uhh, not a sore ankle, it's a sprained ankle. Dunno what the article says, but nonetheless, its' sprained.

RaiderLakersA's
02-07-2010, 04:11 AM
He plays through broken fingers and ****, but not because of a sore ankle?

He re-injured it in Charlotte, yet still played on it the next game against the Nuggets. The Portland game was a back to back, and clearly the ankle is not getting better. So yes, sit him, get healthy.

Kobe doesn't have anything to prove to you or anyone else. It's a good decision for him and the team.

kblo247
02-07-2010, 05:18 AM
I personally think it was more telling that he chose to sit when Tex Winter came to sit and consult with the team last night.

Maybe Tex gave him the advice and he listened out of respect.

RapOZo
02-07-2010, 11:12 AM
He plays through broken fingers and ****, but not because of a sore ankle?
you can play basketball with one hand only, but you cant even run with a sore ankle

JordansBulls
02-07-2010, 11:28 AM
I think he sat out because he knew they always seem to lose against Portland in Portland. Now they got a win against them their.

Raph12
02-07-2010, 02:43 PM
Dwight played the first 351 games of his career and we didn't have a thread about that, he's missed only 3 games his whole career and nobody cares :mad:... ;)

Vinny642
02-07-2010, 02:47 PM
Laker fans outnumber Magic fans by like 10X....
but it is what it is, Dwight is a beast.

JNA17
02-07-2010, 02:48 PM
Dwight played the first 351 games of his career and we didn't have a thread about that, he's missed only 3 games his whole career and nobody cares :mad:... ;)

who's dwight?

ko8e24
02-07-2010, 03:04 PM
Well kudos to Dwight, but I'm assuming he was playing all those games close to 100% healthy with small nagging injuries??

Kobe has had broken fingers, dislocated fingers, avulsion fractures, so and and so forth, not caring about PPG or FG%. And offensively, the Lakers rely on Kobe much more than the Magic rely on Dwight. They still don't even trust him taking over in the 4th cuz the team is shooting 3 pointers in crunch time

Vinny642
02-07-2010, 03:07 PM
Well kudos to Dwight, but I'm assuming he was playing all those games close to 100% healthy with small nagging injuries??

Kobe has had broken fingers, dislocated fingers, avulsion fractures, so and and so forth, not caring about PPG or FG%. And offensively, the Lakers rely on Kobe much more than the Magic rely on Dwight. They still don't even trust him taking over in the 4th cuz the team is shooting 3 pointers in crunch time

That is kind of irrelevant in its entirety because they are still winning.

Hawkeye15
02-07-2010, 03:13 PM
injury prone

IBleedPurple
02-08-2010, 12:01 AM
I'll hate on Kobe for his character, but he is one of the toughest guys in the NBA. Screw the streak, get healthy and don't let the injury be a lasting one.

GspLAL
02-08-2010, 12:05 AM
I think he sat out because he knew they always seem to lose against Portland in Portland. Now they got a win against them their.

Or maybe they want to showcase some players to trade for a PG who can guard someone :pray:

ManRam
02-08-2010, 12:28 AM
Such a ***** ;)

I think it's a good thing he took a game off. He should take a few more off as far as I'm concerned. His injuries may not get worse by playing, but they certainly wont get better without rest. I think he should sit out the all-star game too (he wont) and take those 4 or 5 games, or whatever, and rest up. There are more important things than a few regular season games and an exhibition.

ARMIN12NBA
02-08-2010, 01:29 AM
He plays through broken fingers and ****, but not because of a sore ankle?

They are saying sore ankle, but it is more like sprained ankle and he re-aggravated against Denver.

ko8e24
02-08-2010, 11:43 PM
Kobe not playing tonight against the Spurs either.

kblo247
02-08-2010, 11:51 PM
I hope he isn't stupid and lets his admitted hatred of Utah lead to him playing

ko8e24
02-09-2010, 12:44 AM
I hope he isn't stupid and lets his admitted hatred of Utah lead to him playing

I am confident that he'll be back on Wednesday, cuz he told Craig Sager that he really wants to play in the all-star game.

Raph12
02-09-2010, 01:28 AM
Well kudos to Dwight, but I'm assuming he was playing all those games close to 100% healthy with small nagging injuries??

Kobe has had broken fingers, dislocated fingers, avulsion fractures, so and and so forth, not caring about PPG or FG%. And offensively, the Lakers rely on Kobe much more than the Magic rely on Dwight. They still don't even trust him taking over in the 4th cuz the team is shooting 3 pointers in crunch time

Kobe is a warrior no doubt, but I doubt Howard has just been lucky enough not to get hurt in 500 games. Anyone who gets hit as much as Dwight does, tends to get hurt here and there. He doesn't like to sit, he has missed two game because of injuries (which was forced upon him by Magic MGMT) and the other was an unimportant game at the end of last season.

Btw, I don't see what trusting him in 4th quarters has to do with his will to play...

PS: Dwight's avging 5.8PtsPer4thQ in his last 9 games only 1.3 off of the league's leading scorer in the fourth (Melo 7.1).