Kobe Bryant a Game Time Decision Tonight

by March 14, 2011

Kobe Bryant’s ankle injury could keep him out of tonight’s tilt against the Magic, but knowing him and his aversion to sitting out games, that seems rather unlikely: “Of course, he is Kobe Bryant, known perhaps more than any current player for pushing through injuries, so the Lakers aren’t counting him out of Monday’s game against Orlando. As expected, Phil Jackson called him a ‘game-time decision.’ Jackson was then asked if the fact that L.A. has three days between the Magic game and a Friday contest against Minnesota would factor into the decision, since Bryant could potentially have five days to rehabilitate the ankle were he to miss Monday’s action. ‘Yes and no,’ Jackson responded. ‘It’d be great to have him get three days off to get better, but if he’s capable of playing, he’ll play.'”