For Lakers, It's All About Kobe

For Lakers, It's All About Kobe

The doors to the practice facility opened Monday, revealing the latest turn on the Lakers' amusement-park ride this month.


Kobe Bryant wasn't on the court and was labeled a game-time decision for the season opener Tuesday against Dallas.


Just another day in an eminently forgettable October.


Bryant has not played or practiced since sustaining a strained right foot in an exhibition game Oct. 21. He did not talk to reporters Monday.


Opinions were divided within the Lakers organization on whether he would be able to play. Some think he'll suit up, others think he won't.


"If there is one guy that is capable of sitting out and playing a game, it's Kobe," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said. "He's extremely intelligent and he's been around the block. Him sitting might be better than him being out there every day getting banged up in practice."

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