Kobe Bryant Hasn’t Been Practicing

by May 17, 2010

The Suns probably aren’t mad at this. As the L.A. Times reports: “[The Lakers are] four victories away from a 31st appearance in the NBA Finals, but they’ll get there only if Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum shake off knee injuries that have basically kept them off the practice court the last week. Bryant recently had a significant amount of fluid drained from his swollen right knee, The Times has learned, and hasn’t practiced since the last round. Bynum practiced only once and said the torn cartilage in his right knee was ‘getting a little worse’ after making it through Saturday’s scrimmage…Jackson was a little more somber when discussing Bryant and Bynum, the former averaging a solid 32 points a game in the conference semifinals, the latter totaling only six points the last two games against the Jazz. Jackson, on Bryant: ‘He came out [Sunday] and shot a little bit and tried to get in rhythm. We hope that he’s on board and his game is right at that point where it needs to be.'”