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Lakers News: Kobe Comments On Sitting Out For Remainder Of Season Reviewed by Momizat on . After months of a Lakers team without Kobe Bryant, it will now officially be an entire season without their franchise player. He has been out with a fractured k After months of a Lakers team without Kobe Bryant, it will now officially be an entire season without their franchise player. He has been out with a fractured k Rating: 0
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Lakers News: Kobe Comments On Sitting Out For Remainder Of Season


After months of a Lakers team without Kobe Bryant, it will now officially be an entire season without their franchise player. He has been out with a fractured knee since December. Kobe made it clear that he did not want to sit the rest of the season out, and he is undoubtedly disappointed in the way this season will end for him. This blow is especially upsetting considering the torn achilles he suffered last year.

According to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report, Kobe had a few comments regarding the end of his 2013-2014 season:

His fractured knee has had him out of the game since September, and he has only played in six games this season. Taking the season off seems to be the best course of action despite Kobe’s reluctance. Letting himself fully heal for next season gives him the most optimal chance at returning to the NBA the best player he can be.

There is seemingly no point for the 35-year-old try and make a comeback this season when this Lakers season is practically over.

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The team is currently sporting a record of 22-42 which makes them tied with the Sacramento Kings for the worst team in the Western Conference. Especially with Bryant signing a two-year $48.5 million contract extension in November, it makes no sense for him to return.

The Lakers will now embark on the remainder of their losing season without their star player.
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  • JC

    His fractured knee has kept him out since December, not September. Please double check your reporting.

  • Kontra402

    Do y’all proofread these articles before publishing them?

  • Rusty Morris

    Lakers over played him when he came back. There is no way he should have been put in the point guard position. Minutes should have also been limited. Kobe is the best but his play alone can’t get you to the promised land.

    • Jim213

      Said this months back but rather than lose a few hundred thousand (acquire a backup pg sooner) the coach decided to play Kobe close to 30+ minutes a night after just returning from a serious injury while having weak legs at the time. SMH

      Another bad move by both FO and especially the coach who should’ve only played him 20 minutes both Kobe is also stubborn. Thus, results speak for themselves.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Hopefully he is ready to play next season.Get better Kobe.He has time to work out.

  • Crystal

    I’m not surprised and I think this is for the best. Really, what was he going to rush back for anyways? I want Kobe to be 100% when he comes back. Wishing you a safe and speedy recovery Kobe!

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