Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at 2:40 pm  |  16 responses

Kobe Bryant Cleared to Begin Running

There is a “chance” that Kobe Bryant—who can begin drills that involve jumping—could sit until the Playoffs, but it’s considered a “longshot.” As with all things Kobe, we’ll have to wait and see. From the L.A. Times: “Bryant will now begin running again, and if that is pain-free, can begin drills that involve jumping. If there is no discomfort at that point, he will be cleared to play. There’s a chance he will miss the rest of the regular season, though it is considered a longshot. Bryant sitting out 10 consecutive games to end the regular season? ‘I don’t think so,’ Brown said before the game. ‘We knew it was going to be a process. We knew it was an injury where we didn’t want to rush him back. But he is making progress.’”

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  • tomtom

    Always been a miraculously quick healer and he’s got a good pain threshold but I wouldn’t mind seeing him sit for the rest, if not the majority of the reg season.

  • robb

    Let Kobe have some more rest, in the meantime he can coach, send Mike Brown home.

  • Michelle

    Let him rest as long as you can and then let him play the last couple of games of the season to get his rythm back and then he will be ready for the playoffs. Rested Kobe, Bynum beastin down low, Gasol doing his thing. Scary laker team come playoff time. Not to mention improvement in Artest’s game and Barnes playing well of the bench. If they could only get another bench scorer..

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Kobe should take all the games off before playoffs, as long as Lakers can keep the 3rd seed. BOOK IT!!

  • Sophia

    IMO if the Lakers keep winning, let Kobe keeping resting. But the Lakers have more tough games coming up. Mavs, Spurs twice, and OKC.. they need to keep the 3rd seed, playing against Memphis in the 1st round would be bad news..

  • bdogg

    i wanna see kb win the scoring title..i would love to see him vs dallas tomorrow but i have a feeling he suits up against spurs on tuesday! just a hunch! go mamba!

  • Mick

    Fake injury sorted

  • http://Juanm.garcia@comcast.net KingsWithRings

    Mick… Kiss the rings peasant.

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    I dont see y we cant make it to tha finals. Tha only teams i honestly fear out west is OKC n Memphis. Grizz are good but theres no way they can take us out in 7. I see us in tha finals against either Miami or Chicago

  • Justin05

    I wonder if this injury is even real? Not a bad way to rest your superstar right before the playoffs. Dwight might have seen the same “doctor” in LA. I’m just shooting that out there tho, Lakers are my team and I wish Kobe a speedy recovery if his shin really is bothering him.

  • Henron.

    Kobe can sit as long as he likes, as long as Bynum keeps his form up. Dude has stepped up big time.

  • Mike From Spain

    I think that the Lakers are playing quite well, Ramon Sessions is stepping up and also Mike Brown is not afraid to use the rookies and sophomores in the team, and everyone seemed to respond well. If the Lakers click and there is no more drama, there could be a surprise in the West… maybe they make it to the WCF, but the OKC are too much.


    Man if we had Kobe doctors, we could probably leave an extra 100 years.


    Word. But if you had Grant Hill doctors you would live 200 years. But you dont even have Greg Oden doctors. Brace yourself.



  • Choker

    Take kobe off for regular season but not the playoffs… lakers need him