I SWEAR I'm not posting this to scare you, Laker fan

February, 5, 2010
2/05/10
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Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Courtesy of ESPN's crack research team, here's your Kobe Bryant Odometer, measured since the start of the 2007-08 season. We all know he's played a lot, but I've never actually seen it tabulated like this.

Games Played Since 2007:

2007 Olympic Qualifying- 10
2007-08 Reg. Season- 82
2007-08 Postseason- 21
Pre-Olympic Tour- 5
Olympics- 8
2008-09 Reg. Season- 82
2008-09 Postseason- 23
2009-10 Reg. Season- 50

TOTAL- 281

Given how most of us haven't gone to the gym 281 (or even 28) times since the start of the '07-'08 season, the concern Kobe might be stretching himself a little thin this year after tweaking his groin, knee, and elbow, fracturing a finger, and now wrenching his left ankle seems reasonable. It's not just the injuries, but the workload that frightens many fans. Still, all signs point to game 282 coming tonight against the Nuggets (7 pm PT, ESPN). At shootaround this morning, Kobe (and this will shock- shock!- you) said he'll play despite the bum wheel.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Nick Young
PTS AST STL MIN
17.9 1.5 0.7 28.3
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsP. Gasol 9.7
AssistsK. Marshall 8.8
StealsJ. Meeks 1.4
BlocksP. Gasol 1.5