Kobe Bryant’s Foot Injury Won’t be Problem for L.A. Lakers Early-Season
La Lakers: Kobe Bryant is “85 %Inch sure he’ll participate in the team’s 2012-13 season opener from the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday evening. He’s been from commission because the second from the Lakers’ three preseason deficits towards the Sacramento Nobleman, throughout that they hurt his feet while stumbling over rookie Thomas Robinson.
Whether Kobe ends up siding using the 85 % once he gets to Staples Center or decides for that 15 % (and associated street clothes), the Lakers’ outlook in early going remains largely exactly the same&mdashpositive, with lots of potential hiccups.
In the past speaking, the Lakers are 4- in season openers sans Kobe since he jumped in to the league in 1996. That mark will probably proceed to 5- if Bryant can’t go. The going to Mavs were already inside a place of trouble after passing up on Deron Williams and Dwight Howard and retooling with stopgaps throughout their roster this summer time.
The favorability of LA’s schedule, without or with Kobe, stretches beyond only the opener. The Lakers are slated to experience nine of the first 11 games in your own home. No less than six of individuals nine&mdashvs. the Mavs, the Detroit Pistons, the Golden Condition Players, the Nobleman, the Phoenix Suns and also the recently-James-Harden-ized Houston Rockets&mdashwould appear eminently winnable for that Lakers when they have “only” three of the Great Four available.