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Kobe Bryant sits out again

Updated: April 10, 2012, 1:09 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant sat out Monday night's 93-91 win over the New Orleans Hornets, missing a second consecutive game with an inflamed left shin.

Longtime Lakers trainer Gary Vitti evaluated Bryant on Monday morning and said Bryant's condition is improving, explaining that the grinding or "crepitus" in Bryant's shin has subsided, but that the 16-year veteran still needs more rest.

Bryant wore a walking boot following shootaround Monday and chatted with ...

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