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Kobe Bryant will sit against San Antonio

No real surprise, but Kobe Bryant will sit out tonight's game against the Spurs at Staples thanks to tenosynovitis (inflammation to you and me) in his left shin. It'll be his sixth straight game on the sidelines, and the second he's missed against San Antonio. Fortunately, I believe he owns at least six suits.

Mike Brown said this afternoon at shootaround that Bryant has started on-court work, including a little one-on-one. The idea is still to have him play before the end of the regular season -- during Sunday's TV broadcast Bryant told ESPN's Heather Cox he would -- but Brown wouldn't put a timetable on it.

ESPNLA's Dave McMenamin has the news here.