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Kobe Bryant officially a “game time decision” for opener

Oct 29, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT

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This is Kobe Bryant we’re talking about. We expect him to play. He’s pretty much the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail when it comes to injuries — “’Tis just a flesh wound.”

But his status for the Lakers season opener remains up in the air just 24 hours before Los Angeles takes on Dallas on national television. From the official twitter of the Lakers:

His foot was injured more than a week ago in a Sunday night game against the Kings. He has not practiced or played since.

Again, this is Kobe, do you really think he’s not going to play?

That said, with the Lakers on a back-to-back don’t be shocked if his foot reacts after the first game and he misses when the Lakers play in Portland on Wednesday. If he misses any games, the Lakers would certainly miss his 20 points a game and shot creation on the wing, even though it would mean more Steve Nash with the ball.

Then again, it’s still Kobe. He’ll probably play both. “’Tis just a flesh wound.”

  1. manchestermiracle - Oct 29, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Depending on the severity of the injury (a week w/out practice doesn’t sound good) it might be smart to let him sit out the first two games. Certainly the LAKERS could use more work on offensive sets, defensive rotations, substitution patterns, etc. Since they aren’t likely to play much better than .500 ball until they figure it all out anyway, why take the risk with Bryant?

    • bozosforall - Oct 29, 2012 at 10:27 PM

      .500 ball? Yet another delusional Puh C’s fan is manchestermoron.

      • limonadamas - Oct 30, 2012 at 2:20 AM

        @bozo: I’m pretty sure that Manchester’s a Laker fan. through and through.

      • bozosforall - Oct 30, 2012 at 8:58 PM

        He doesn’t act like one.

  2. bozosforall - Oct 29, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Or is he the Black Python from Monty Knight and the Holy Chain Mail?

  3. lakerluver - Oct 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    He will play…and probably drop 40 on them fools! Go L A K E R S!!!

    • skids003 - Oct 30, 2012 at 9:07 AM

      He will ride in on his hite horse to save the day. This is just to create some “drama” to add to his BS legacy.

  4. xcastorx - Oct 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    this dude should retire

    • money2long - Oct 30, 2012 at 1:54 AM

      yeah..the guy who is better than over 95% of the guys in the entire world, not just the nba, should retire.

    • 24thesho - Oct 30, 2012 at 8:17 AM


  5. lakerluver - Oct 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Maybe YOU should retire, as in retire from posting such stupidity.

  6. mytthor - Oct 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Seriously Kurt is the Holy Grail reference necessary in EVERY SINGLE post about a Kobe injury? It was funny the first 622 times.

  7. misterdreamer119 - Oct 30, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    He plays loves the big stage.

  8. unxpexted1 - Oct 30, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    I’m a lakers fan but if Kobe had to sit this meaning games its probably best to let him rest. Saw on a post of his that he’s still in major pain as of yesterday. Why risk it in game one. Kobe has nothing to prove as far as toughness goes, but the older you are the harder it is to come back from injury. Stay put until your 100 percent instead of trying to play through pain and never let the foot heal.

  9. omniusprime - Oct 30, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    I have a feeling Kobe will make every effort to play, if he doesn’t it will mean he’s really injured his foot badly. Kobe won’t want to miss the first game playing with Nash and Howard. Plus he’ll wnt to showcase his rebuilt team on national tv. Go Kobe!!! Go Lakers!!!

  10. BigBeachBall - Oct 30, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    I’m a crispy creme doughnut fan but if Kobe had to sit…. blah blah blah

  11. calmdownandthink - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    He’ll sit until it starts to look like the Lakers will lose to a Dirk-less Mavs then he comes in to salvage it.

  12. jerdogthompson - Oct 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Lisfranc fracture. See Darren McFadden from the Raiders last year for an idea of what that entails. Enjoy Laker fans……..

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