Kobe Bryant (shoulder) out against Mavericks
Kobe Bryant’s streak of games played – his second longest of the season – will end at seven.
Kobe Bryant will not play tonight. Anthony Brown will start in his place.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 27, 2016
The Lakers have struggled with or without Kobe, who’d been playing through injury. They’ve dropped six straight.
Kobe’s absence doesn’t change the outlook tonight. The Mavericks remain big favorites.
There was a little buzz about the final meeting between Kobe and Dirk Nowitzki. Turns out, that was in November.