Kobe has yet to play in preseason

Updated: October 17, 2003, 3:21 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Beleaguered Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will not play Friday night against the Phoenix Suns, the team announced Friday afternoon.

Bryant did not play against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

Thursday night, Lakers coach Phil Jackson said that Bryant could see some action against Phoenix.

"I haven't ruled out tomorrow for Kobe, depending on how feels," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "I think he could play five minutes, seven minutes, ...

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