Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 3:10 pm  |  13 responses

Kobe Bryant 85% Sure He Will Play Tonight (UPDATE)

Color us shocked. Kobe Bryant, despite being officially listed as a game-time decision due to a sore right foot, basically confirmed to reporters that he will suit up against the Dallas Mavericks tonight: “Kobe went through everything in shootaround, testing his foot, and will see how it responds before determining if he’ll play tonight. Kobe asked what percentage chance he’d play tonight: ’85 percent.’ Clearly, he’s optimistic the foot will respond to work out. So it’s good news on Bryant’s foot; we will check again at Staples around 6 p.m. Mike Brown said he looked fine at shootaround. Kobe: ‘If it’s not going to get worse it’s one of those injuries you can play through and heal as you play. If it gets worse, you can’t go.’”

UPDATE: Kobe says he is going to play. Via his Facebook page: “‘Feeling good enough to play tonight! I’ll use my strong midsoles for added cushion on the foot for more protection. Looking forward to this journey as I’m sure you are. It’s Go Time.’”

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  • LakeShow

    Oooooh the suspense…..
    Just take the game off Bean. lol

  • http://twitter.com/scottcaldwell7 scott caldwell

    he’ll play. he is too much of an OG not to.

  • 1982

    Isn’t 85% sure a bit oxymoronic?

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    Not particularly relevant but, ehh it’s about Kobe…

  • RKJ92

    He’ll play… he’s just putting on a tough guy act then he will drop 25 on 24 shots mark my words!

  • justin05

    No way, he’s playing man. Mike Brown just needs to limit his minutes.

  • justin05

    I hope your 24 shots prediction is wrong lol. We’re a new team this year.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    4 thumbs down…4 Lakers “fans” most likely. The Laker love is strong on here.

  • RKJ92

    @disqus_pjIQMFNqgq:disqus Oh ya no doubt man.. it’s crazy that comment doesnt even deserve a thumbs down its actually the truth.

  • LakeShow

    Wait… it’s actually the truth?
    What game did I watch last night?
    “Kobe Bryant: 11-14 FG’s”?? Hmm, maybe my box score is wrong. Or your a complete and utter moron… one of those two…

  • LakeShow

    He was off by just a smidge.

  • RKJ92

    I’m highly educated not even close to a moron.. I’m just finishing my masters in Business. Secondly, smart man’s bet was Kobe shooting poorly as he had last year, that guess was not a bad one. But sometimes players have great games and I cannot stop that from happening, so im not really sure where you get off questioning my intelligence on a highly probable prediction, but there was no room for that there, thx.

  • RKJ92

    Ya I guessed wrong but meeehhhh sh*t happens :)