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Kobe Bryant out for tonight's game against Golden State

2/16/2010

ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher reports Kobe Bryant won't be suiting up.

The news represents a shift in developments presented yesterday by the L.A. Times. Kobe, unavailable to the media after participating in practice, didn't provide a personal thumbs up, but Phil Jackson thought 24 would be able to play, even though his ankle wasn't back to peak strength. As Lakers.com BasketBlog's Mike Trudell shares, however, the team was disappointed today by how the ankle responded to activity, which explains Mamba's status downgrade.

To the best of my knowledge, nothing has changed in regards to Andrew Bynum, who said on Monday he'd try to give tonight's game a whirl despite being "limited."