Derek Fisher: Kobe Bryant to Play in Season Opener

by December 22, 2011

Kobe Bryant sat out the Lakers’ loss to the Clippers last night, but everyone realizes it was just a cautionary measure to have him in street clothes nursing a wrist injury, and that he’ll more than likely be in the lineup come Sunday. Just ask Derek Fisher. Per the OC Register: “Derek Fisher has known Kobe Bryant longer than anyone in that Lakers locker room. So even though Bryant didn’t speak to reporters about his injured right wrist, Fisher did. ‘He’ll cut his wrist off and play with one before he misses Sunday,’ Fisher said late Wednesday night. Bryant’s teammates were expecting Bryant to play in the season opener against Chicago on Sunday. ‘I think Kobe will play,’ Andrew Bynum said. ‘It takes a lot for him to miss a game.'”