Byron Scott may rest Kobe Bryant “for a game or two”

I’m not sure how the Black Mamba is going to take this one, but it might do him the world of good.

After playing 38 minutes in Sunday’s loss to the Sacramento Kings, Lakers head coach Byron Scott told reporters that he would consider resting Kobe Bryant “for a game or two,” according to Sam Amick from USA Today:


Bryant went 8-of-30 from the field on Sunday and finished the game with 25 points. Though Bryant added 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, he also turned the ball over 9 times.

Bryant, 36, is currently averaging 35.4 minutes per game, good for 15th most in the league. The oldest player ahead of Bryant is his former teammate, Pau Gasol, who is averaging 35.8 minutes per contest at the age of 34 for Tom Thibodeau’s Chicago Bulls.

The Lakers’ next game is on Tuesday at home versus the Golden State Warriors. The purple and gold then head to Chicago for a Christmas Day matchup with the Bulls.

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