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Lakers trainer wants Kobe Bryant to rest 1-2 weeks, Byron Scott doesn’t envision that


<> during the fourth quarter at TD Garden on December 30, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Lakers defeat the Celtics 112-104. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Maddie Meyer

Kobe Bryant missed a game with a strained right Achilles tendon. Then, he returned for last night’s Lakers-Pelicans game only to leave in the first half when his right Achilles became sore.

How is Lakers coach Byron Scott handling his hobbled 37-year-old star?

Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:

Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:

I understand and respect Kobe’s desire to play as much as possible before he retires. But if he keeps pressing now, he faces significant risk of a setback that costs him far more than a week or two.